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
6520 N. Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132
Evans Scholarship Foundation
One Briar Road
Golf, IL 60029-030