EDINBURG, Pennsylvania – A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, November 12 at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman, for Darlene Ann “Tiny” O’Connell, 62, of Edinburg, Pennsylvania, whom passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017.
Darlene was born April 18, 1955 in Youngstown, a daughter of John and Bernice Womer Gardner.
Darlene devoted her entire life to her family, her true joy was spending time with family, baking, cleaning her home and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events.
Darlene leaves to cherish her memory her husband, William M. O’Connell, whom she married November 1, 1985; her children, Deanna (Troy) McElwee of Altanta, Georgia, Jason O’Connell of Youngstown, Amanda Reda of Columbus, Jessica (Vincent) Perry of Hillsville, Pennsylvania and Albert O’Connell of Youngstown; a brother, Johnny Gardner of Jacksonville, Florida; sisters, Denise Roman of Austintown and Cathy DiVito of North Jackson; her grandchildren, T.J., Tristan, Teran, Cory, Brooke, Samantha, Vinny and Geno and four great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Darlene is preceded in death by her children, Joseph O’Connell and Tammy Chrisman; granddaughter, Tiffany and her stepmother, Kathryn Howard.
There are no calling hours.
The family will have a previously planned spaghetti dinner benefit and celebration of life for Darlene following the memorial service, at 2:00 p.m. at the East Side Civics, 968 E. Midlothian Boulevard, Youngstown, Ohio 44502. Tickets are available for $10 at the door or calling 330-788-7980 for advanced tickets.
Arrangements are handled by the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512. Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to send condolences.