In Loving
Memory

Cathy Hall O’Connell

October 8, 1960 – July 7, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved Cathy Hall O’Connell on Sunday, July 7, 2024.

Cathy was born in Richmond, VA on October 8, 1960 to Bill and Jean Hall.  In 1964, the family moved from Richmond to Beaverdam where she grew up with her five siblings.

In 1981, she married the love of her life, Pat O’Connell of Bumpass, VA and devoted her life to being a wife and a mom to their two girls, Jennifer and Mandy.  On August 1, Cathy and Pat would have celebrated their 43rd anniversary.

Cathy loved life in Bumpass which included supporting Pat’s farm work, having been known to drive the tractor and corral a cow back in the fence when needed.  She enjoyed crab legs, shrimp, oysters and saltwater taffy. She also liked Seek and Find word puzzles, TV mystery shows and police dramas. While she avoided being the center of attention, Cathy earned the title of “Favorite Aunt Cathy” by her nieces and nephews.  She was well-known for her Halloween Treat bags, Pepsi refreshment, and an abundance of special treats for all children who visited.

Although Cathy liked all those things mentioned, what she loved the most was spending time with her girls and becoming a “Granny” to her sweet grandson, Gavin.  He won her heart before he was ever born, and she won his soon after.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Patrick Edward O’Connell; her two daughters, Jennifer O’Connell Richardson (Jeremy) and Amanda O’Connell (Nick Griesinger); her beloved grandson, Gavin; a brother, Wayne Bryant; and two sisters, Karren Bryant O’Connell (Danny) and Donna Hall Downey (Marty).

Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, William T. Hall, Jr. and Jean C. Hall; and brothers, Gary Bryant and William T. Hall, III (“Tubby”).

A Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral will immediately follow the service.

Visitation

Location

Woodward Funeral Home

200 Fredericksburg Ave.

Louisa, VA 23093

Date

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Time

10-11am

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Funeral Service

Location

Woodward Funeral Home

200 Fredericksburg Ave.

Louisa, VA 23093

Date

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Time

11am

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Committal Service

Location

Spring Grove Cemetery

2779 Pendleton Road

MineralVA 23117

Date

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Time

Following Service

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