Genevieve Roberta O'Connell

October 13, 1920November 7, 2018

Genevieve Roberta Holzbauer O'Connell, 98, widow of John "Jack" G. O'Connell Jr., of Taylors, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Born in Leiters Ford, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Joseph James Holzbauer and Mabel Gladys Troutman. In addition to her parents and loving husband, Genevieve was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Rodriguez, a daughter, Maureen Funderburk, and a son, Thomas O'Connell.

She is survived by a sister, Jody Santangelo; six children - John O'Connell, III., Michael O'Connell, James O'Connell, Kathleen Trammell, Genny Payne and Joseph O'Connell; twenty two grandchildren; thirty four great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Private service to be held at 2pm Monday, November 12, 2018 at Graceland East.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 307 Gower St., Greenville, SC 29611.

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  • Graveside Service Monday, November 12, 2018

Genevieve Roberta O'Connell

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Trish O'Connell

November 13, 2018

My Mother-In-Law was a gem. I was married to her son Thomas for 13 yrs. until he died in 2016. Her sense of humor and quick wit made everyone love her. I met her husband, Tom's Father on my Dad's back porch a few years before . They were neighbors and buddies. He went to visit her at the house and after she was moved. Thomas was always a good son. He had always called her Mother and always said he would go before her. Mom
had a long Love family

John G. O'Connell III

November 12, 2018

I recall Mom picking us from school on Friday, 22 November 1963, with tears running down her face. President John F. Kennedy, her favorite after Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had just been assassinated in Dallas, Texas around 1:00 Central Time. We, students at Charlotte Catholic heard the news from CBS-Radio over the PA system at school, and later in the afternoon, school's out, when Mom pulled up, still driving the Ford Station wagon ( with no problems!), I just knew We get through the next hours, even when next, live NBC-TV, We all watch Jack Rudy shoot Lee Harvey Oswald in the Dallas police! Her strength through periods as such made me recall even today how wonderful a Mother she was for all of us!
John G. O'Connell, III
[ The eldest of the O'Connell Clan.]