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Catherine Josepha (O’Keefe) SNELL, 90, of Beaufort, SC, daughter of the late Dennis Francis and Catherine Josepha (Loughran) O’Keefe\ died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at her home she shared with her daughter Linda and Mark.

Catherine was born on October 8, 1930 in Providence, Rhode Island.  She was predeceased in death by her husband, Gunnery Sgt. USMC Warren L. Snell Sr, a daughter, Patricia Irene Snell, sons James Anthony and Otis Potter Snell.

Survivors include her children, Stan (Audrey) Snell, Kathleen (Glen) Thompson, Linda Snell and Mark Bradham, Denise Holden and Henry Baldwin, Steve Holden, Warren Jr. (Fran) Snell and Thomas Snell and Kathleen Steere; her brother and sister- in-law, Robert and Carol Snell; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; many dear friends; as well as all her nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Copeland Funeral Service.  A rosary service will be held at 5:30 p.m., at Copeland Funeral Service Chapel.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at St. Peters Catholic Church, Lady’s Island. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Beaufort National Cemetery.

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  1. Karen Reames says:

    So sorry for your loss! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! Love you all!

  2. Karen Fitzgerald says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Kathleen, Stan, Linda, Denise, Warren and Tommy and all who loved this remarkable, wise woman. May her abundant optimism along with her kind and loving heart be remembered always. My life is truly better for having known her.

  3. Faith A. LaRocque says:

    Dear Linda, Mark & siblings & all family, I will always carry your Mom in my heart forever. She was one sweet and special lady, may she Rest In Peace I Heaven with all her loved ones.❤️

  4. Catherine Swatek says:

    Dear Linda and Family – A Beautiful Lady leaving behind a Beautiful Family to carry on her legacy. May your memories carry you through these extremely difficult days. XOs Cathy Swatek

  5. Ellen Turner Wilson says:

    Linda & Mark – Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers during this time of sympathy. Your Mom will be deeply missed by us.
    Love, Ellen & Marshall Wilson

  6. Johanna Hesher says:

    So sorry to hear, I think back to your Ireland trip such great memories. You were lucky to have her for so long but it still hurts .

  7. Yolanda Shera says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Praying for you and your family.

  8. FAY ZIEGLER says:

    Linda and Family,

    So sorry to hear about your Mom, she was such a sweet lady. You were lucky to spend her last years together creating memories and giving her so much love. Please accept my prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  9. Karen (Henrikson) Preite says:

    So sorry for your loss. I remember her and your family from Laurel Bay. Prayers to all.

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