In 1985 founded Tom founded the new O’Connell Valley Funeral Home in Hudson – serving the St. Croix County area and beyond. He helped create success greater than he could have ever imagined by helping grieving families at their worst moment. It was the greatest reward for him to work side by side with his sons Dan and Mike. Tom had a gift, which was the ability to talk to others at their level. It was Tom's wish that Mike and his caring team carry on the traditions he set in place. He will be greatly missed!