Patricia Smith Connell
Patricia received her angel wings at the age of 71, on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at North Oaks Medical Center after a long battle with lymphoma, and brief illness. Â She was known for her kindness, positive outlook on life, and her sweet, gentle demeanor that touched so many peopleâs lives. Patricia had a huge heart, and was considered an angel on earth to all who knew her, always giving unconditional love and support. She also enjoyed square-dancing in her free time and was the President of the Hammond Square-Dancing Club, the "Y-knots" at one time. Â Patricia was often found tending to her beautiful flowers and plants, feeding the hummingbirds, or playing with her cat named Tiger. She never missed a school function for her children, or even her friendsâ children, to make sure they had someone rooting them on. There was a special place in her heart for the New Orleans Saints and Florida State Athletics, where she and her husband both attended. Â Her true passion in life was being with her family and friends making memories that will last forever, and she is already deeply missed.
Patricia leaves behind her loving son, Landon Connell; brother, James âSmittieâ Smith Jr; granddaughter, Callen Johnson; son-in-law, Jeffery Johnson; cousins, Debra Viator, Patti Viator Endsley, Terri Viator Landry, Kyle Viator and Kent Viator.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Landon Connell Jr; step-daughter, Tricia Lane Connell Johnson; as well as her parents, Norma Maria Viator Smith and James Warren Smith.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond on Friday, August 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until the Rosary at 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church officiated by Fr. Cayet Mangiaracina. Â Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.