Daniel Frederick O’Connell

Published 6:44 am Saturday, October 9, 2021

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August 18, 1944 – September 13, 2021

Virginia Beach, VA – Daniel Frederick O’Connell, 77, passed away on September 13, 2021 in Virginia Beach after a brief battle with cancer. Dan was born on August 18, 1944 in Ithaca, New York to the late Frederick and Mary O’Connell.

Dan moved with his family to Blacksburg, Virginia, where he played the clarinet in the Virginia Tech Highty-Tighties and met his wife, Sandy. They later raised their two sons, Rob and Fred, in Virginia Beach.

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After a career in real estate appraising, Dan retired to the Outer Banks with his second wife, Betsy, where they shared several years together with friends and family. Dan loved time at the beach, playing cards, and cheering for the Hokies. He especially treasured time in Southern Shores with his four granddaughters.

Dan is predeceased in death by his parents, first wife, Sandy O’Connell, son, Robert O’Connell, and second wife, Betsy O’Connell.

He is survived by his son, Frederick O’Connell (Susan), two stepdaughters, Mary Beth Tysinger (Kevin) and Sarah Weldon (Michael), four granddaughters, Page O’Connell, Grace Tysinger, Addison Weldon, and Riley Weldon. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Dixon (Ernie) and his beloved niece and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Southern Shores Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local animal shelter.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.