Susan Cecilia O’Connell

Susan Cecilia (Watt) O’Connell, 53 of St. Petersburg Fl, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 at her residence.

Susan is survived by her loving husband, Robert B. O’Connell, Sr., her adored daughter, Grace Helaine O’Connell and stepson, Robert B. O’Connell, Jr.

She was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois on Februray 17, 1969 to Helene (Wolf) Watt and the late, James B. Watt .

Additional survivors include her three brothers, Paul B. Watt, Brian J. Watt and Patrick J. Watt, along with her stepmother, Sharon Watt and stepfather, Robert Hazard and her bother-in-law and many sisters- in –law, along with many loving nieces and nephews and close friends.

After graduating from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston Illinois, she began her career in banking, currently working for the past 20 plus years as a Underwriting Manager for Bank of America.

Susan was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church & School, where she served as a brownie leader and contributed her skills to numerous committees including the finance board as well as the Home and School Board. Susan was always a helping hand when needed. She was also an active baseball Mom with the Northeast Little League.

A Mass of remembrance will be held, January 21, 2023 at 11am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 200 78th Ave NE, St. Petersburg Fl 33702.

Those who wish to remember Susan in a special way may make a gift in her memory to The American Cancer Society

3 Responses

  1. You are with the angels now and are in no more pain. Fly free and watch over us. I love you Cousin.

  2. Dear Susan,
    Thank you for being such a great colleague and friend. You were always very professional and knowledgeable and always willing to help out someone who was learning. I fondly remember our ‘potluck breakfasts’ at work. Despite the occasional long work hours, you still showed that your family was your top priority and I pray their sadness might be lessened by their great memories of you.

  3. The older Susan grew, the more beautiful she became. Such a lovely and joyful person! The first thing I remember noticing about Susan is that she was a great step-mother. I am glad I had the chance to tell her that. I am also glad to have had the chance to meet her and Robbie for lunch in Georgia. I ran into her quite often at Publix and it was always pleasant to catch up. The world is not as nice a place without Susan.

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