Donna J. O’Connell
November 04, 1947 ‒ December 09, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Donna J. O’Connell, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, lost her courageous battle with ALS on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Grant Medical Center. She was born on November 4, 1947 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the daughter of Donald and Ruth (Adrian) Highman. Donna retired in 2009 after twenty eight years as office manager of the Oral Facial Surgery Centre in Mount Vernon.
Donna took great pride in her landscaping around the house and was an accomplished painter and decorator. Donna was a caring wife, mother and grandmother that enjoyed nothing more than spending quality time with her family. She attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Edward O’Connell whom she married on January 7, 1995, her son, Shawn (Kimberley) Hammond of Gambier and his children, Zachary, Dallas and Austin Hammond, a daughter, Amy (Jim) Quinlivan of Mount Vernon and her children, Isabella and Sutton Quinlivan and a great granddaughter, Zoey Grace Hammond.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Gage and Colin Quinlivan.
Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Donna’s name may be made to the ALS foundation of Ohio, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, Ohio 43220 or visit www.alsohio.org
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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Donna J. O’Connell.