Patricia Ann "Patsy" (McCarthy) O'Connell 1936-2014
OCONNELL, DONOVAN, MCCARTHY, SCHUSTER, RUBEL, MOREHEAD, KRUSE, SOLIDAY, HENNEBERRY, SHANAHAN, ASBURY, PAPE, FASSBINDER, SLATTERY
Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 8/3/2017 at 23:52:56
BERNARD, Iowa - Patricia Ann "Patsy" O'Connell, 78, of Bernard, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at River Bend, Cascade.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at St. Patrick's Garryowen, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where a parish wake service will be held at 12:45 p.m.
Patsy was born on March 19, 1936, in Bernard, daughter of Vern and Rita (Donovan) McCarthy. She was a 1953 class president and graduate of St. Patrick's Garryowen.
She married Edmund O'Connell on June 21, 1958, at St. Patrick's Garryowen, and worked for Clinton Engines and retired from Mount Carmel Sisters of Charity, BVM.
She was an associate member of Sisters of Charity, BVM, member of Bernard Senior Citizens and St. Patrick's rosary society.
She enjoyed playing cards, visiting with friends and spending time with her children, grandchildren and the birthday group.
She is survived by her children Barbara (Donnie) Schuster, of Zwingle, Johnny (Rita) O'Connell, of Bernard, Raymond (Joann) O'Connell, Cathy (Rick) Rubel and Leonard (Beth) O'Connell, all of Zwingle, Laurie (Kenny) Morehead, of Bernard, Judy (Kraig) Kruse, of Maquoketa, and Shirley (Chuck) Soliday, of Bernard; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sister, Arlene (Dick) Henneberry; sisters-in-law, Loretta Shanahan and Rose Asbury; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund; her infant son, William Joseph; her parents; her sister, Janeen (Don) Pape; her brother, Jack (Mary Jean) McCarthy; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, James O'Connell, Pat O'Connell, Eileen Fassbinder and Eleanor Slattery.
In lieu of flowers, a Patsy O'Connell Memorial Fund has been established.
The family would like to thank the staff and residents of River Bend Retirement, the staff of Medical Associates and Dr. Whalen and staff for all their wonderful care.
Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - Monday, May 26, 2014
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