April 18, 2017
Gloria L. (nee Rossini) O'Connell
Loving wife, BEST MOM EVER, grandmother, great-grandmother & friend, age 94, of St. Paul. Passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 18, 2017. Preceded in death by parents Dante and Assunta Rossini; husbands Robert E. O’Connell & Vernon R. Harwell; son Stephen Patrick O’Connell; & daughter-in-law Marihelen O’Connell. Survived by siblings Jeanette Schmid, Carl & Dan (Mary Jo) Rossini; children Bob (Kris), Tom (Sue), Gloria (George) Sonnen, Kate (Marty) Fischer, Dan (Lynne), Dick (Ann), Michelle (Marty) Kilroy, Patty, & John (DeAnn); best friend Mary Ellen Coyle; 27 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; stepchildren Gary, Rick & Doug Harwell, Valerie Heckman, & Sue (Peter) LaFavor; 6 step grandchildren & 7 step great grandchildren. Special thanks to Sholom Home 4th floor Staff. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:30AM at NATIVITY OF OUR LORD CATHOLIC CHURCH, Stanford at Prior, St. Paul. Visitation Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4-7PM at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1006 and at church 1/2 hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice or Nativity of Our Lord Catholis Church. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Assembly Lane #4 at 9:30AM Tuesday April 25, 2017.