Doc O’Connor

Departed on April 9, 2019 and resided in Emhurst, IL

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Doc O’Connor
Doc (Dennis) Patrick O’Connor, 54, from Elmhurst, IL, passed away on April 9, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kevin and Margie and his brother, Kevin.

He is survived by his beautiful loving wife, Lisa and kind-hearted, humorous son Sean (Maria) O’Connor as well as his siblings, Terry (Lynda) O’Connor, Margie (Dahn Johnson) O’Connor, Mary Pat (Jim) Esposito and Kathy (Gene) Gierzynski and step-mother, Carole O’Connor. He is further survived by his nieces Nicole, Annie and Maddie and nephews Ryan, Tony and Patrick and many cousins, aunts and uncles, too many to name here.

To know Doc was to know laughter. He freely gave his energy, spirit and good humor to one and all. Being the youngest of six means you have to standout to get attention and Doc stood out. He was the precious red head our mother prayed for and he could always make her smile. His gift of charisma was so great she believed he would be the first Irish American Pope.

If you were fortunate enough to participate in his football pool, you waited in suspense for his comedic commentary on the previous week’s blunders. Which team would be the target of his sharp wit which often made people laugh aloud at inappropriate times? Never his beloved Steelers. Well, not objectively at least.

Please join us to celebrate Doc’s life and honor his love of football, imparted by his father, on April 19, 2019 from 3-8 pm at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL. The family asks that everyone wear their football gear, jerseys, t-shirts, hats, etc. Doc loved life, football, and above all else, a good party.

The family requests that memorials in Doc’s name be made to:

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
National Headquarters
6520 N. Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132


Evans Scholarship Foundation
One Briar Road
Golf, IL 60029-030

6 Comments to Doc O’Connor

  1. Cathy Butler
    April 14, 2019 9:03 pm

    Thinking of you all, dear O’connor family, so sorry for your loss. prayers, peace and hope to his wife, son, and to all of his sisters and brothers. Big Love from the Butlers XO

  2. Marita (Slavik) Walsh
    April 15, 2019 8:26 am

    My prayers and sympathies are with all of the O’Connor family. Dennis brought many smiles to many people. I’m honored to be one of them. Hugs.

  3. Scott Didriksen
    April 15, 2019 7:41 pm

    Doc was a memory I will cherish all of my life. I am sorry he left us too soon. Prayers for his family.

  4. Patrick and Laura Trucco
    April 16, 2019 11:23 am

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you all of the O’Connor Family. 🙏💫
    XOXO’s Love Patrick and Laura Trucco

  5. Jennifer M Bullock
    April 17, 2019 11:57 am

    Lisa and the entire O’Connor clan….my heart is broken. I loved Doc so very much — I will miss his humor, his support, his laughter…his everything.

  6. Kelly Bryant
    April 18, 2019 4:48 pm

    I’m am devastated by this sad news. I was only gifted with knowing Doc for a short Time but the impact he made in my life is tremendous. He always spoke of his deep love for his wife and made me smile daily. His spirit and laugh is going to be missed greatly at work. RIP sweet friend.

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