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Patrick Charles O'ConnorAge: 71 years19292000

Patrick Charles O'Connor
Birth March 3, 1929 40 40

Death of a motherAlice Elaine Murphy
November 17, 1930 (Age 20 months)
Death of a fatherHarry Barringer O'Connor
February 13, 1959 (Age 29 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames William Murphy
October 1, 1981 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterCamilla Corrine O'Connor
February 21, 1990 (Age 60 years)
Monsignor O'Connor graduated from St. Berhard High School in Cullman, AL in 1946 and attended St. Bernard College from 1946 through 1948. He graduated from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, MD in 1954 and was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ on May 22, 1954 at St. Mary's Church in Mobile, AL. Monsignor O'Connor served in a variety of pastoral assignments, including Pastor of St. Andrew Church in Montgomery, Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Prattville, AL, Pastor of St. Jude Church in Montgome ry, Pastor of St. Peter Church in Montgomery, and Pastor of St. Columbia Church in Dothan, AL. Monsignor O'Connor also served as Regional Episcopal Vicar for the Montgomery Deanery and was raised to a Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II in 1988.

[Obituary from Mobile Register]
Monsignor Patrick O'Connor, pastor of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 71.

O'Connor was a priest in Dothan before coming to the Gulf Shores church about five years ago, said the Rev. Lee O'Neil, a priest at the East 22nd Avenue church.

O'Neil said O'Connor was a knight of the Holy Sepulcher, an international order responsible for the preservation of the holy lands in Israel.

"He was a good man. He was a holy man. He was a humble man," O'Neil said. "He was a good priest - an excellent priest. In fact, he'll be hard to replace."

O'Connor grew up in Mobile, O'Neil said. O'Connor's mother died when he was 11 months old, and he was raised by his father and an aunt, O'Neil said.

O'Connor led a congregation that fluctuates dramatically throughout the year, depending upon th season.

"We get the natives, the snowbirds and the sunbirds," O'Neil said. "We have three different congregations, actually."

O'Connor is survived by one sister, O'Neil said. Funeral arrangements had not been announced Wednesday evening.

Death November 29, 2000 (Age 71 years)
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery
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