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. Larry, You are such a good friend to us and our heart goes out to you and your family. Take care.

    Paul Welch and John Welch

  2. Larry,
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

  3. Larry and Sue,Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We’re praying you find peace soon.
    Pam & Tom

  4. Dear Larry and family:I was sorry to learn today that your Mother had passed away. Please accept my deepest condolences. Do not hesitate to call on me if I can be of any assistance.
    Mike Leonard, Morty Oliver and staff of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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