Carol Catherine O'Connell, 94, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Monday, September 4, 2017 at home. She was born December 18, 1922 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Trasp Bauer. She was the wife of the late Francis Xavier "Fritz" O'Connell who died August 15, 2012. They were married for 61 years. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park and was also a member of the Ladies Guild and Resurrection Society. She was also a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. She was the proprietor of her own in home beauty shop and had worked for US Steel Christy Park Works testing bomb shells during WWII. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Mary (Gery) Stafford of Gaithersburg, MD, son, Daniel Francis ( Karen Jean) O'Connell of Severna Park, MD, sisters, Jean Conn of White Oak and Elaine Jackson of Irwin, grandchildren, Jeremy, Meghan, and Ross Stafford and Daniel O'Connell, sisters-in-law, Mabel Bauer and Jane Bauer, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Paul (Rose) Bauer, Joseph (Irene) Bauer, Jerome Bauer, Don Bauer and Thomas Rae (Marjorie) Bauer, sisters, Dorothy (Ralph) Douglas, Rita (Eugene) Berkman, and Bernice (James) Boyle, and brothers-in-law, Paul Conn and Harry Jackson. Friends are welcome Thursday, September 7 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 8 at 10:00 am in St. Patrick Parish. The Rev. Thomas Galvin will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery Mausoleum in Elizabeth Township. A special thank you to Carol's "Other Son" Ken Harman for the special care he gave to our mother. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published September 05, 2017.