Elizabeth Joy O'ConnellSTRATFORD, Conn. - Elizabeth Joy O'Connell, 32, beloved wife of Kevin John O'Connell of Stratford, Conn., entered into peaceful rest on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 6, 1981, in Raleigh, N.C., and was the daughter of John Paul and Margaret Anne (Wood) Lollis of Rock Hill, S.C. Joy was a Registered Nurse at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport until her illness. Joy's greatest love was for Jesus along with her husband and children. In addition to her parents and husband, Joy leaves her two children, Jackson Ryan and Noah Patrick O'Connell; three brothers, William Paul Lollis of Greenville, S.C., and Jonathan Alexander and Matthew Forrest Lollis, both of Rock Hill, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; her mother-in-law, Patricia L. Pjura and her husband, Michael of Oxford and father-in-law, Kevin John O'Connell Sr. and Chris-Ann Elizabeth O'Connell of Stratford; her brother-in-law, Zachary Thomas O'Connell and sister in laws, Kristy Champagne Riese of Tega Cay, S.C., and Nicole Marie Bartos of York, S.C. She was predeceased by her sister, Sarah Anne Lollis and brother-in-law, Ryan Patrick O'Connell. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour, Conn. A Celebration of Joy's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 4 (DIRECTLY) at the Seymour Congregational Church, 15 Broad Street, Seymour, with Pastor David Barker from River Valley Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Southford Cemetery, Oxford. Memorial contributions may be made to Swim Across the Sound, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606 of www.swimacrossthesound.org. To share a memory or for directions, please go only to www.hullfh.com.
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Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
161 West Church Street Seymour, CT 06483-2525
Published in The Herald on Apr. 1, 2014