Patricia “Patsy” McCarthy O’Connell

Photo: The O’Connell Wedding. From left: Ron, Sue Ann, Bernadine, Jack, Helen, Loretta, Maureen, Patsy, Ed, Rita, Vern, Janeen, Arlene.

PATRICIA “PATSY” McCARTHY is the daughter of Vern and Rita Donovan McCarthy.

She was born on March 19, 1936, in Bernard, Dubuque County, Iowa.

Patsy married Edmund O’Connell on June 21, 1958.  They had nine children:

  • Barbara O’Connell Schuster
  • John O’Connell
  • Raymond O’Connell
  • Cathy O’Connell Rubel
  • Leonard O’Connell
  • Laurie O’Connell Morehead
  • Judy O’Connell Kruse
  • Shirley O’Connell Soliday
  • William O’Connell, who died at birth

Patsy McCarthy O’Connell died on May 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by Edmund (April 30, 1995). They are buried in St. Patrick Cemetery, Garryowen, Iowa.