Carol Jones O’Connell

July 22, 1929 - September 7, 2023

07/22/1929 - 09/07/2023

Past Services

Sunday November 12, 2023
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Carol Jones O’Connell was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania on July 22,1929.  She passed away peacefully on September 7, 2023, surrounded by family.

Carol grew up in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, where she developed a deep appreciation for the simple pleasures of life. Her family moved to Newark, New Jersey, and she graduated from Weequahic High School in 1947.  She married Michael J. O’Connell, Jr. on June 22, 1950, and they had five children. While raising her children, she pursued a fulfilling career in real estate, where her dedication and hard work earned her respect and admiration. She was known for her unwavering commitment to excellence in both her personal and professional life.

Carol had a passion for family, and she embraced every moment with a warmth and kindness that endeared her to all who knew her. Her laughter was infectious, and her smile lit up every room.

Carol is survived by a large family, including her 5 children and their spouses: Michael (Loretta), Diane (Jim), Lynne (Tim), Jim (Donna), and Robert (Michelle); her grandchildren Mark, Brent (Kitty), Sarah (Eric), Ryan (Libby), Dylan, Adam (Deborah) and Rachel; and her great grandchildren Andrew, Elijah, and Zack; and a wide circle of friends.

A service to honor and celebrate Carol’s life will be held on November 12, 2023, at 2:00, at Altmeyer Funeral Home- Southside Chapel.  Family and friends are invited to attend, share their memories, and pay their respects. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Wounded Warriors Program, which can be made HERE.

Although Carol’s passing leaves a void that can never be filled, her memory will live on forever in the hearts of those who loved her. May she rest in eternal peace.

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Cathy Martin
5 months ago

Dear Michael, Diane, Lynne, Jim and Robert, I have such fond memories of living across the street from you at the corner of Chaucer and Wordsworth. You are all so fortunate that you had your mom for as many years as you did, for we are NEVER prepared to lose our Mom. Mark and I are thinking of you and know you have a big task ahead of you but try to engage with all the memories that are triggered as you help at the house. We are thinking of you as you celebrate Mrs. O’Connell’s life!
Come see us in Texas! We are not quite as crazy as TX is portrayed in the news. Dianne has been here and can tell you first hand! Love you! Cathy and Mark Martin