Elva Hatchell Spiaggi

Elva Hatchell Spiaggi

December 08, 1919 - January 27, 2009

Elva Hatchell Spiaggi

December 08, 1919 - January 27, 2009


Elva H. Spiaggi, 89, of Chesterfield and formerly of Portsmouth, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Spiaggi; daughter, Phyllis S. Kirkpatrick; and son, Phillip. Surviving are her daughters, Edith M. Rider and her husband, David; Frances L. Spiaggi; sons, Joseph C. Spiaggi and his wife, Joyce, John E. Spiaggi and his fiancée, Tassie Turner, Laurence F. “Larry” Spiaggi and his wife Sue E. Danielson (owners of Morrissett Funeral Home); brother James H. Hatchell; grandchildren, Gerald A. and Teri Prince, Jennifer P. and Gordon Dodson, Ken B. Spiaggi, Charlene R. and Tony Tysver, Diana F. Rider, Ryan P. Spiaggi, Jonathan S. Spiaggi, Amanda K. Parrish; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Savannah, Bethany, Justin, Vinny, Landon, Phillip, Leanne, and Lillie. Elva was well known in Cradock as a great volunteer. She founded P.E.P., a social group for young adults with special needs. She was active in both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, was awarded lifetime membership in the Virginia PTA, and was Volunteer of the Year for Portsmouth in the early ’80s. Her family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd., Richmond, VA, and noon to 1 p.m. on Friday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Portsmouth, VA, with a funeral mass being celebrated at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Garden. Because of Elva’s love and support of the Sewing Circle, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Sewing and Craft Group c/o Holy Angels Catholic Church, 34 Afton Parkway, Portsmouth, VA 23702. (Condolences at

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9 responses to Elva Hatchell Spiaggi

  1. I want to extend my deapest sympathy for your families loss. Mrs. Spiaggi was a wonderful woman. She helped shape my life as my Girl Scout leader. She and her family also lived across the street from my family in Cradock. I grew up with Lawrence as a friend and enjoyed Phillips many antics. Her home was always open and full of laughter. She will be greatly missed by all that new her. I am sorry that I cannot attend the viewing or Mass but I will say a rosary for her.

  2. We extend our deepest respects and condolences to you and your family Larry on the loss of your mother.
    Officers and Members of the Central District Funeral Directors Association

    Richmond and surrounding areas of Virginia

  3. We extend our sympathy to you Larry and your family on the loss of your mother.
    Tom Gale & Gerald Sellers
    The Currie Funeral Home
    Kilmarnock, Virginia

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during your time of grief.

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