Obituary of Patricia O'Connor
Patricia was a strong and loving woman whose world revolved around her family. She met her husband “Winnie” when she was thirteen. He was dating Patricia’s sister at the time! Together they raised five children. Patricia enjoyed children very much. She worked with both special needs and gifted children and wrote a children’s book about a Bunny tying his shoe. When Patricia wasn’t caring for children she loved playing games. She would never let you win, declaring “No Gimmies." Patricia is also recognized for her service to the Democratic party having served as Vice-Chairwoman in Erie County and in Orchard Park. She was active in volunteering on campaigns in the local, state and presidential races. Volunteering was important to Patricia. She was a regular volunteer at the Orchard Park Senior center and travel club. She loved to play the slots at the casino and poker with her family on a monthly basis. her favorite pastime was BINGO.
O’Connor, Patricia A. (nee McDonald) August 30, 2018 of Orchard Park, NY. Beloved wife of the late Raymond “Winnie” O’Connor; devoted mother of Raymond Jr. (Linda), Brian (Anne Marie), Colleen, Michael (Maricarmen) O’Connor, and Mary (Brian) Wiser; cherished grandmother of Amy, Patrick, Brian Jr., Randy, Stephen, Blair, Shannon, Sean, Kelsey, Zachary, Carlos, Debby, and late Sergio; loving great-grandmother of Cameron, Jonathan, Riley, Braden, Evan, Carlos, Sergio, and Killian; dearest sister of the late Alfred (late Peggy), late Gloria (late Buster) Snyder, and late Earl (Babe) McDonald; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received on Tuesday from 3 – 7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. Where prayers will be held Wednesday at 10:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church at 11:30 AM. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice Buffalo. Pat was a Eucharistic Minister, a counter of funds for Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church, Vice-Chairwoman of the Erie County Democratic Party, and Chairwoman of the Orchard Park Democratic Committee. Online donations and condolences may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.