Michelle “Chelle” T. O’Connell, of Addison, formerly of Elmhurst, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Asbury Nursing Home in Aurora, at the age of 72. She was born in Buffalo, New York. She is survived by her daughter Gillian, son Joseph, and her brother Hogarth. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Hollins College and a Masters in Library Science with an emphasis on Information Storage and Retrieval at the University at Buffalo. She also earned her real estate license in New York State. She was part of the inaugural women’s class at the Buffalo Rotary Club and is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. She served as Marketing Director at the Elmhurst YMCA and, after a term as Executive Director of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce, incorporated two business and two LLC’s. She was on the Board of Directors for Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce, on the Patient Family Advisory Council for Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, and was co-President for the Women’s Club of Addison. She embraced technology and always wanted to help others achieve their dreams and live a better life. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church of Lombard. Visitation will be held at Humes Funeral Home in Addison on Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 3 p.m., with a Memorial Service immediately following. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Peace Hospice and Palliative Care or Calvary Episcopal Church of Lombard. Arrangements provided by Humes Funeral Home. Info: 630-628-8808 or humesfuneralhome.com.


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