Michelle O'Connell

Michelle O"Connell, 24, of St. Augustine, died Sept. 2, 2010, in St. Augustine.

She was bright and beautiful and was greatly loved by her family and many friends. She was a teacher"s assistant with Tech Tots Child Care at First Coast Technical College.

Survivors include her mother, Patty O"Connell; her beloved daughter, Alexis; sisters, Jennifer Crites (Michael) and Christine O"Connell; brothers, Justin, Sean and Scott O"Connell; and many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at San Lorenzo Cemetery.

Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Published by St. Augustine Record on Sep. 7, 2010.
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Michelle was a vibrant lovely young mother who was a hard worker who just wanted to get home to her daughter Alexis god bless you Michelle.
Frank Harrington
Coworker
September 5, 2020
Love and miss you! We think of you and Lexi everyday always in our hearts. Janet, Jimmy, Shanna
Janet Devoe
September 3, 2011
dosent seem like its been a year, so little time here on earth, you are missed, but i know in my heart your in a better place,say hello to my mom for me .missed by all of us, your neighbor kitty
kitty dalton
September 3, 2011
Can't believe how time has passed us by. Its been a year and still feels like yesterday. My prayers are still with the famiy's and baby girl Lexi.
Katrina Martines
September 3, 2011
Hey Michelle i just wanted to say i miss u n i wish we would have keep in touch more but i kno ur lookin down on me n everyone else we all love u n miss u
Amber Joiner
September 1, 2011
We worked side-by-side for about a year until I moved, 3 months before this happened. She had to be the most down-to-earth, sweetest girl I've ever met. We talked about alot of things. It's so unfair she was taken so early in her life. I feel like I lost a part of my family as well. Not a day has gone by where I don't think about her. I love you Michelle, & I miss you. We'll meet again..
Brittany e.
December 10, 2010
Michelle I hope your looking down and watching over everyone you love and keeping that wonderful smile on your face.....God love you
M B
November 19, 2010
Michelle was one of my best friends in middle school. We lived in woodcrest apts together and were the best at getting into trouble. I had recently gotten in touch with her and was so happy I had. Even though it had been a long time, it was like we had never seperated. It breaks my heart we didnt keep in touch. My prayers are with Patty and the whole family. I love you all.
Kimberly Walters
September 25, 2010
I only knew Michelle a brief period of time but for the time I knew her I found she was such a sweet loving person. Saddened by what happened and she will be missed. My prayers to the family. - Cindy Russo
Cindy Russo
September 22, 2010




Dear Patty and family,
So saddened by Michelle's passing.
I just heard about your loss.
I am with you always within my heart and wish I could be close to console you at this time.
Love,
Peg
Peg Wallace-Carlson
September 15, 2010
thoutghts go out to family and lexi
mike long
September 14, 2010
Michelle, You were one of the greatest friends I could ever ask for. I am so blessed to have memories of you. Thank you for always being there for me & my babies. You bring so much happiness to everyone that is blessed to call you a friend. God bless the O'Connells especially Lexi, Shes the mirror image of you & the perfect reflection of how amazing you are. I will miss your precious moments smile & silly little laugh,but just know you are always my Best friend. I love you!
Cassie Rivers
September 11, 2010
I did not know Michelle but I am friends with Jeremy and her brother Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!
Cheyenne Fortner
September 10, 2010
thoutghts go out to the family r.i.p michelle ... lisa long
lisa long
September 9, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
BEVERLY TROTMAN
September 9, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this most difficult time. May God bless you and give you strength and peace.
Marilyn Nofal
September 9, 2010
michelle, i am so sad to see u go. i will miss u very much and know that i do and will think of u often... rest peacefully
September 9, 2010
My heart goes out to your family during this sad time, you will be truly missed. You were a wonderful friend to cassie and we all love you very much!!!! Our prayers are with you all. Pam and Joe Hagan, Cassie's parents. God Bless
September 9, 2010
I Miss You! <3
christeen thomas
September 9, 2010
Our deepest sympathy. The Esser Family
September 9, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of this. Michelle's beauty and spunk will forever be with everyone she came in contact with. To all of you O"Connell's, you will be on my mind and in my prayers...
Cathie
September 8, 2010
Freddie & Diana Sexton, Shannon Lee Sexton, Daniel James Sexton, Jamie Denise Gibson Lamb, Rachael Lauren Sexton, Angela Faith Sexton, Jessica Elaine Tracy, Melissa Nicole Tracy.
Lynchburge VA. and
September 8, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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sexton family & children
September 8, 2010
God bless your family in this time of need.
Angela
September 8, 2010
Michelle you will be missed by many. Your bright smile and love you left in many hearts will always be with us. Prayers to the O'Connell Family, Jeremy, Lexi, & friends through this tragic time. Love, Katrina Martines
Katrina Martines
September 8, 2010
It was my honor to be part of your life during one of the difficult times. I will never forget your quiet voice and angelic qualities & now you are with the angels and G_d.
Stanley Cohen
September 7, 2010
sorry to hear about your lost our prayers are with you at this time of loss
becky harrison
September 7, 2010
May the LORD hold your family, friends and every one else who loves you dearly close in his arms, in this time of need and healing. May he welcome you into his kingdom for all eternity. Rest in peace Michelle. You are loved and missed.
Hilary Honeycutt (pacheco)
September 7, 2010
To one of the best friends I have ever had I will cherish the memories we have together! My prayers are with Alexis, your family, and with you always. I love you and wish you peaceful travels
Jess
September 7, 2010
So shocked and deeply saddened about your passing.You had such a great spirit.you will be missed dearly.bless you,Michelle. ~ Mandy Jacoby and family
Mandy Jacoby
September 7, 2010
Aunt Patty, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family at this sad time.
Denise Guyette
September 7, 2010
Michelle,
Will miss seeing you in the yard playing with your little girl, My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Just know that Michelle is with God and you will see her again.
Hovey Glidden
Hovey Glidden
September 7, 2010
IM SO SORRY I SPELLED FEEL WRONG I DIDNT SEE IT UNTILL IT WAS TO LATE
KITTY DALTON
September 7, 2010
Michelle,
I am shocked and deeply saddened by your passing. May you rest peacefully. Life is so, so precious.
Ashley Steeby
September 7, 2010
To the family of the Late Michelle O'Connell
Michelle has been a wonderful co- worker, and friend over these past twelve years of knowing her. Michelle was on of the most compassionate, loving, and caring people I have ever met. May God bless you and your family through this most difficult time. Thank you for sharing your daugther, sister, and friend. She was truly a great person and will live in my heart forever. With my Deepest sympathy.
Curemia Dailey
September 7, 2010
You were my love, my life and my best friend. I will never forget your smiling face everytime I would wake you up in the morning, or when I would come home from a long night at work. You are an amazing woman, mother, sister and friend. You will be in my heart forever. I love you.
Jeremy Banks
September 7, 2010
You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
May God bless you.
Chris Martin
September 7, 2010
Patty, please except my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Ed Perry
September 7, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person, mother and co-worker. We will love and miss you always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and always.
Mark & Joanna Purdy
September 7, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Molly Maids
September 7, 2010
My dearest baby sister,
My love for you is everlasting. I will always remember playing after school with you and how you would always climb trees, going to the beach with you and Lexi, and the last moment I saw you. You grabbed me so tight, said I love you Ace, and kissed my cheek. You are my angel, my love, my life. Til I see you again in Heaven, Keep smiling and watchin over us down here.
Scott O'Connell
September 7, 2010
I ONLY SPOKE TO YOU IN THE YARD THE DAY YOU WERE ALL MOWEING, I SAID TO YOU WHAT A BEAUTIFULL LITTLE GIRL YOU HAVE, A BIG SMILE CAME ACROSS YOUR FACE, I KNOW YOUR WITH GOD NOW AND MAY YOUR FAMILY SEEL THE PEACE IN KNOWEING THAT, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE ONES LEFT BEHIND TO FACE EACH DAY, I KNOW HOW HARD ITS GOING TO BE, BECAUSE I TOO HAVE BEEN THERE
KITTY DALTON
September 7, 2010
She was a sweet girl and took wonderful care of our daughters. She will be missed by many..Sonja and Jay Willets
September 7, 2010
Michelle,Shanna and I will truely miss you thanks for the laughs for the last 3 years we will always hold you in our hearts you will be dearly missed love you always!!! Janet & Shanna DeVoe
September 7, 2010
Forever a mother, Forever a daughter, Forever a sister, Forever a friend, you will always be, Forever a smile that shines so bright we will never forget..We miss and Love you!
Janelle Thomas
September 7, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will miss your smile and friendly support when I pick my Karl up from school. I know the children will miss you as much as the parents and staff. My heart goes out to your family.
Rebecca Davis
September 7, 2010
Michelle, you were a great friend and mother. You brought light into so many lives and will forever be in my heart. My prayers are with family and friends.
Brittani Collins
September 7, 2010
You were an awesome co worker, amazing friend and loving mother. We will never forget you. We keep you in our hearts until one day when we all meet again.
Amanda Kenney
September 7, 2010
you will be missed very much, and thank you for taking such good care of my little boy. god bless you and your family at this tuff time,
katie schaefer
September 7, 2010
Michelle,
Cecelia, Frank, & Austin will miss your smile and laughter. You were a devoted mother and co-worker at Purdy Clean. Many, many great memories. Love you!!
Frank & Cecelia Harrington
September 7, 2010
Michelle,
Cecelia, Frank, & Austin, will miss you soo much! You were a dedicated mother and co-worker. We love you!!
September 7, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Leona Kaelin
September 7, 2010
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