Patrick Charles O'ConnorAge: 711929–2000
- Patrick Charles O'Connor
|Birth|| March 3, 1929 40 40|
|Death of a mother||Alice Elaine Murphy|
November 17, 1930 (Age 20 months)
|Death of a father||Harry Barringer O'Connor|
February 13, 1959 (Age 29)
|Death of a maternal grandfather||James William Murphy|
October 1, 1981 (Age 52)
|Death of a sister||Camilla Corrine O'Connor|
February 21, 1990 (Age 60)
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)|
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery
|Family with parents|
Harry Barringer O'Connor
Birth: August 31, 1888 33 29 — Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
Death: February 13, 1959 — Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
Alice Elaine Murphy
Birth: November 3, 1888 31 — Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
Death: November 17, 1930 — Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
Camilla Corrine O'Connor
Birth: July 29, 1917 28 28 — Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
Death: February 21, 1990 — Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
Mary Jeanette O'Connor
Death: January 4, 2010 — Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA
Patrick Charles O'Connor
Birth: March 3, 1929 40 40
Death: November 29, 2000 — Gulf Shores, Baldwin County, AL, USA