Celebrating the life of

Genevieve Pinckney O'Connor

August 18, 1929 - January 22, 2022

Genevieve Pinckney O'Connor

Genevieve Pinckney O’Connor died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on January 22nd, 2022.

Genevieve was born August 18, 1929 in Pinckney Colony, SC to Annie Haye and Joseph Oliveris Pinckney. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Daniel “Doc” O’Connor Jr, daughters, Mary Christina O’Connor Mock and Ellen O’Connor Ripley, great-grandson, Patrick “Pate” Joseph O’Connor III and siblings: Frances, Marie, Betty, Clara, Ollie, Linny, Carroll and Butch Lowenthal.

Genevieve attended Saint Vincent’s Academy and graduated from Saint Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1950, spending the majority of her nursing career in Labor and Delivery. Genevieve was a very proud recipient of the McCauley Medal and the Gartland Award for her service to others. After raising their seven children, Doc and Genevieve moved to Tybee where she volunteered for many years at Saint Michael’s Thrift Store.

Genevieve is survived by her dear sister and best friend, Patricia Lowenthal; daughter, Maureen Simmons (Richard), sons, Daniel III (Jodie), Patrick (Pam), Michael (Dee), and Terrence (Donna); grandchildren: Caroline, Allison (Hal), Josh (Liz), Michael (Cates), Katie, Patrick Jr (LeighAnne), Joseph (Elizabeth), Daniel IV (Ashley), Kevin, Andrew, Michael Jr, Lizzie, Chris (Nicole), Emily, Colin, and Jack; Ryan (Torey) and Samantha (Jonathan); Christopher (Caroline) and Kason; great-grandchildren: Marlee, Rhett, Vincent, Charlotte, Amelia, Jack, Wyatt, Oliver, Eleanor, Cora, Rowan, Pearson, Walker, Claire, Rhoads, Grady, Mabry, and Sullivan; and many, many special nieces and nephews and her dear, lifelong friend, Carroll Kelly.

Genevieve was so kind and giving to all that she met and an honorary mother and grandmother to so many. Our dear Mama and Granny was selfless her entire life and her example of immense faith has left an imprint on all of our hearts. May we all honor Genevieve by emulating her genuine example of love to all she encountered. “And over all of these put on love, that is the bond of perfection.” (Colossians 3:14)

Visitation 5:00-7:00pm, Tuesday, January 25th, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rosary Service at 6:30 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 26th at Blessed Sacrament Church and will be livestreamed on Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Facebook page. Private burial will be held in Pinckney Colony Family Cemetery.. In lieu of flowers, Remembrances may be made to: Saint Vincent’s Academy, American Cancer Society or The Social Apostolate.






To The Family: Your mom will be sadly missed by you all and by a great many others that she had contact with over the years. She was always a bright light on any day when she shopped at The Tybee Market Everyone there, as my self, loved her dearly. Please know we are all praying for her and your entire family

- mike hosti, Tybee Island, GA

Words cannot express sadness at the loss of the matriarch of your large family. God surely chose a great person for his next angel. RIP Mrs. O’Connor

- Harry & Sherri Connolly, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!


- JOHN MELL, Savannah, Georgia

Genevieve will be missed by Judy and Haywood. We are so sad for your loss.

- Haywood Nichols, Savannah, Georgia

To my Irish Family, my deepest condolences on the loss of Mrs Genevieve. I absolutely adored her. As crazy teenagers, she put up with our crazy antics and nothing we did that she knew of ever surprised her. She was always a tower of everything good, patient and a generous spirit. She had a wonderful life and was blessed and loved by all who knew her. She earned her angel wings on Earth. Love to Doc, Pat, Maureen & Terry. May her memory be eternal. ❤️✝️

- Crystal Anestos Nelson, Palm Coast, Fl

What a wonderful lady she was. There was only one Genevieve! In many minor medical events (and some major) the go to advice was "Call Genevieve". She was much loved and will be missed.

- Scott and Frances Smith, Savannah, GA

May God’s love carry you through this time of sadness and bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.

- Children of Rebecca Robinson (Dr. Victoria R. Bryant), Pooler, Georgia

May she rest with the saints in light.

- Mike and Nancy White, Springfield, Mo

May she rest in peace.

- Jane Patricia Harte , Savannah , Georgia

Mike, I meant to put your name on my first post, & sorry it didn’t get included. Love you too! ❤️

- Crystal & Steve Nelson, Savannah, Ga

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Genevieve. She made us feel so welcome when we first came to Tybee and St. Michael's Church. May the perpetual light of Christ shine always on her face and may she rest in peace. She will never be forgotten.

- Deacon Dave & Cathy Hayden, Appleton, WI

To Maureen, and Mike, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. God's love and many prayers are all around you.

- Cheryl & Al Klein, Savannah, GA

Sending much love to the extended O’Connor family. What a beautiful, well lived life. Rest in peace, Mrs.O’Connor.

- Erin Gibbs, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Deep peace and strength-filled prayers for your entire family. You all have been truly blessed by her unselfish love and dedication. May Ms. Genevieve rest peacefully as she joins all who have gone before her.

- Kelly and Alex Hunt, Savannah, Georgia

Was thinking of how Aunt Gen loved to sing at church! She was a robust singer, thinking about that makes me smile. Here's a great hymn that might encourage us all............................"Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices, Who wondrous things hath done, In whom His world rejoices, Who, from our mothers' arms, Hath blessed us on our way , With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today. O may this bounteous God Through all our life be near us With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us, And keep us in His grace, And guide us when perplexed, And free us from all ills, And keep us safe and blessed." Love ya'll.

- Chris and Angie Gramlich, New Rochelle, NY

Much love to Genevieve’s family from Jolene Seese and Laura Ike.

- Laura Ike, Savannah, Georgia

If you go through life and meet 10 people that have a truly good heart, you are lucky. Mrs. O’Connor was one of those for me. Growing up directly across the street from the O’Connor family ,I still wonder how she and my Mother talked on the phone every night for two hours. When I saw her at my Mother’s funeral ,I had not seen her in over 30 years. But it was like it was yesterday in the back of her station wagon, going to the Aquatic club pool. God Speed Mrs. O’Connor. Allen Horne

- Allen Horne, Hayesville, NC

My condolences to the family . A wonderful woman Rick

- Rick McGinn, East Dublin, GA

My sincere condolences. Wonderful lady will be miss by so many.May her soul Rest In Peace.

- Nyberg, Savannah , Ga

Ms. Genevieve will be missed and my deepest condolences to all her family.

- Mary Chapin Grieshaber , Metairie , Louisiana

Genevieve was a great sister to Tricia and we enjoyed being with her when we visited Savannah and Tybee. She was an incredible woman. Loving and open!

- Glenda Lowenthal, Suwanee , Ga

Genevieve was a great sister to Tricia and we enjoyed being with her when we visited Savannah and Tybee. She was an incredible woman. Loving and open!

- Glenda Lowenthal, Suwanee , Ga

Tricia..I am so very sorry to hear about your sister.May she RIP

- Sara Mahany, Savannah, Ga

Genevieve was like a second mother to me growing up Chris who left us too early. Love to all the family and she will be with those that have gone before her to take care of them. God bless all of you at this time and rember all the happy moments ❤️

- Kathy Williams Shelton, Snellville, GA

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all family and friends. Tricia, my heart breaks for the loss of your sister and best friend.

- Sally and Wayne Best, GUYTON, GA

Sending my love to Genevieve's family which she adored so much. I will miss her but she is in Gods hands and has become and Angel. May she RIP.

- Frances Baker-Birge, Savannah, Georgia

I was so sorry to hear of the family’s loss. From what I have been told, she was a wonderful person. Prayers for your family.

- Betty Ann Di Silvestro , Savannah, GA

Sorry to hear about your mom Pat. Prayers for your family.

- Anna Maria Mathews Thomas, Thunderbolt, Ga.

Maureen, Pat, Mike and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she Rest In Peace!

- Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, GA

To Pat, Maureen, Doc, Mike and all of the O'Connor family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Mrs. O' Connor. We will be thinking of and praying for you all during this difficult time. Patty and Tom Anglin


My condolences and assurance of loving prayers for a sweet and kind, generous lady. My thoughts go out to family and friends as you remember and celebrate Genevieve's love, laughter and life.

- Joanne Best, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this sad time. May Genevieve’s memory be eternal. With my deepest sympathy and love, Irene Miltiades Purdy

- Irene Miltiades Purdy , Richmond, Virginia

To All the O'Connor family, As a 48th Street group Mrs. O'Connor was as they would say in our day It takes a Village to raise children we had that on 48th Street. We were one large family. I was overwhelmed when my parents passed away and I walked in the house and saw Mrs. O there. I then knew all would be fine. Rest in peace you have surely earned your place in heaven. God's Speed Mrs. O'Connor. We will all miss you. Love Suzanne

- Suzanne McLaughlin Vonwaldner, Savannah, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with the O’Connor family on the loss of your Mother. We wish we could be there to offer our respect.

- Byerly, Kansas City, Mo

A candle has been lit!

- Anne and James Byerly, Kansas City, MO

Dear Friends- Thinking of all of you deeply! Your Mom/Grandmother was one precious lady & lived our faith daily! Love to all, Amy & Rob

- Massey, Savannah , Ga

Sending my most sincere condolences and wishes for peace and comfort to the family and friends of this amazing woman during this difficult time.

- Faye Allen, Savannah, GA

Dear O’CONNOR family, my deepest condolences to the whole family. Every times I saw your mom she had a smile on her face. She was always a pleasure to see and speak with. I know she will be missed by all her knew her.

- Harry Center, Savannah , Ga

I know God is welcoming you with bowen arms. You will truly be missed by all you touched.

- The Armstrong's, New Braufels, Tx

A candle has been lit!

To the O'Connor family to have known and been loved the way your mom was is a legacy in itself. She was such an elegant and gracious lady. She has created a lasting impression on my life. Please let all the love and values she has epitimized continue to live on through you all!! What a blessed life of 92 years. May God blessed you all.

- Rodney and Mary Robinson , Port Wentworth , Ga

May God bless and comfort the O' Connor Family during their time of grief and sorrow.

- Leon & Carmen Newberry, Springfield, GA

To Maureen, Mike, Doc, and family...I hope you will find peace and comfort through your faith and memories as you grieve the loss of your precious mother.

- Lynne B Bayens, Richmond Hill , GA

A candle has been lit!

To all the O'Connor Families: Our deepest condolences for the loss of your sweet mom! Prayers to all!

- Karen and Jim Blakewood, Savannah, Georgia

Mike and Family, We are sad to hear of the loss of your mother. Our sincerest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. Jack and Nancy Forehand

- Jack and Nancy Forehand, Savannah, GA

My deepest sympathy & condolences to the family of dear Genevieve. God bless.

- Carolyn Sheehan, Tybee Island, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. I learned of Mrs. O’Connors death this past Saturday. She was a very special woman. I worked with her in the Thrift Shop at Tybee. My thoughts and prayers go out to all members of her family.

- Mary Anne Butler, Tybee Island, GA

Danny and family. Sorry for not getting to to you at the time of death. I was part of the 48th street gang and remembers " Mrs."O". as a wonderful person.

- Mark Cuyler Hendricks, PLANT CITY, FL

Danny and family. Sorry for not getting to to you at the time of death. I was part of the 48th street gang and remembers " Mrs."O". as a wonderful person.

- Mark Cuyler Hendricks, PLANT CITY, FL

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel