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Cynthia S. "Cindy Lou Who"
O'Connell (Stanton)

July 23, 1949 – October 6, 2018

Cynthia O'Connell
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Obituary for Cynthia S. "Cindy Lou Who" O'Connell (Stanton)

Dateline: Ballston Lake, NY
Cynthia “Cindy Lou Who” S. O’Connell, age 69, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday October 6, 2018. She was born on July 23,1949 in Albany, NY and was the daughter of the late Harry and Lydia (Veralghue) Stanton.
Cynthia worked for the NYS Department of Temporary & Disability Assistance, formerly known as Social Services – OTDA, for over thirty years. She was a member of the Halfmoon American Legion Post #1450. Cindy had a passion for living life and experiencing the joys around her. She enjoyed extensive travel throughout the United States and only missed visiting five states. Year after year she summered at her camp at Loon Lake where she cherished all of her friendships. Bike week in Laconia, NH was a yearly destination that she was always pumped up for. Her trip to British Columbia, Canada last summer was a highlight in her life that she thoroughly enjoyed. Cindy was a magical magnet who attracted people. She always thought of others and showed them her love with a heart of gold. She will be missed dearly.
Cynthia is survived by her husband James O’Connell and her step-children Erin (Martin Mahoney) O’Connell and Kevin (Stefany) O’Connell.
Cynthia is predeceased by her brother Harry Stanton.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Drive, Ballston Lake NY. A service of remembrance will conclude the evening at 7:00 PM.
Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cindy’s memory to Companion Animal Placement Program, 279 Troy Road, Suite 9, Rensselaer, NY 12144.
With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Cynthia’s of Memories at

First Visitation

When Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home
21 Midline Road
Ballston Lake, New York 12019
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Service of Remembrance Information

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 7:00pm
Chaplain Claudia Meyer
Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home
21 Midline Road
Ballston Lake, New York 12019

Interment Information

Our Lady of Angels
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