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Celebrating the life of

Patrick Joseph O’Connor, Sr.

June 21, 1956 - April 25, 2022

Patrick Joseph O’Connor, Sr.

Patrick Joseph O’Connor Sr. died peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 25, 2022.

Patrick “Pat” was born on June 21,1956 in Pinckney Colony, SC to Daniel Joseph and Genevieve Pinckney O’Connor. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Christina and Ellen, and precious grandson, Patrick Joseph “Pate” O’Connor, III.

Pat was a proud graduate of Benedictine Military Academy class of 1974. He was a licensed electrician, a proud member of the IBEW and owner of O’Connor Electric. He was a member of The Hibernian Society of Savannah, The Quarterback Club of Savannah, Knights of Columbus Council 631, and past President of LaVida Country Club. Pat was an avid golfer and sports fanatic, and while both could be frustrating at times, his dedication to golf, the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs and Benedictine Cadets could never be swayed.

A master of creative solutions and scenic routes, Pat was the person to call whether you needed no-nonsense advice, a dose of razor-sharp wit, or just to know the best hole in the wall place to grab lunch - and you better believe they would know and love Pat O’Connor wherever he sent you. His irresistible smile found him a friend everywhere he went, regardless of if they'd met that day or 30 years prior. Pat was an expert in Savannah history and could always tell you what used to be where and whose family owned it. He loved St. Patrick’s Day because it gave him the opportunity to combine his passions for family, friends, and heritage with his unique talent for socializing.

Pat is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Hambrick O’Connor; sons, Patrick Joseph O’Connor, Jr. (LeighAnne), Kevin Matthew O’Connor, Christopher Mark Fogarty (Caroline); daughter, Kason Leigh Fogarty, grandson William Pearson O’Connor, mother-in-law Anne Allen; brothers, Daniel, III (Jodie), Michael (Dee), Terrence (Donna) and sister, Maureen (Richard); godson, Vincent Sellers and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Pat valiantly fought cancer for 5 years, with a smile on his face and an attitude that was admired by all he met along the way! He was a fiercely loyal friend to so many and the best husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle in the world! His Catholic faith was an integral part of his life, growing up at Blessed Sacrament and as a communicant of Sacred Heart. Pat was happiest when surrounded by his family and especially his grandson, Pearson!

The family would like to express many thanks to the staff at Summit Cancer Care of Savannah, and to the devotion of Dr. Allison Spellman, Dr. Nicole Cohen and Dr. Michael Hassell, who fought tirelessly by his side.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 2, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 PM with the Rosary Service to follow. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 1707 Bull Street (33rd St). Burial will be held in Pinckney Colony Family Cemetery, Bluffton, SC.

In lieu of flowers or remembrances, please send donations to The American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123), Hospice Savannah (P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416), or the charity of your choice.

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With deepest sympathy and prayers. Jimmy and Connie

- James Deal Family , Savannah, GA

Pam I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

- Sue Hagins, Sav, Ga

As everyone keeps saying "Pat was one of the GOOD ones". Yes indeed he was. You will be terribly missed Pat. My love to the family.

- Catherine D Stewart, Savannah, GA

Pam ,I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort and strength. May God grant Pat eternal peace

- Julia Dyer Strickland , Savannah , Georgia

Pam, Gina and I are so sorry v for your loss. Pat was a terrific guy, he treated me like a friend from the first day I met him at the Papa Joe. He will be missed. Our love and prayers are with you.

- Howard and Gina Kempf, Savannah , GA

Pam, our prayers go out to you and the kids and all of the family….this is a perfect tribute to Pat and describes him perfectly!

- Vanessa and Mike Jones, Savannah, Ga

To Pam and all of Pat’s family, Tony and I send our deepest sympathy and sorrow over the loss of this iconic Savannah man. Pat was surely one of a kind and was so proud of his family and his Savannah. We will miss seeing him walk by with his sweet pup and being a part of our neighborhood. What a wonderful life story told by these beautiful words. We will keep all of you in our prayers as you go down this difficult road. Love and hugs. ❤️

- Tony and Beth Buttimer, Savannah, GA

To Pam and the family. We send our condolences to each of you. Pat was a genuine, good hearted man who friended everyone! It was a blessing to know him and enjoy fun times together. Pam- you are loved dearly! We are here if you need anything. Lots of love - Judy James ( dinner diva)

- Randy and Judy James, Townsend , Ga

Pam and the entire O’Connor family, I pray for all of you as you face this loss. It is unbearable at the time, but with the passage of time it eases but never goes away. I always felt close to the O’Connor family growing up and still hold all of you close to my heart. My best memories are of Chris and I growing up together. May God Bless you at this sad time but be joyful that all suffering has ended and family has greeted Pat with open arms.

- Kathy Williams Shelton, Snellville, GA

Pam and family, peace be with you, very sorry and hope the love of family and friends helps comfort.

- Jane Peebles Martin, Tampa, Florida

Pam and All the O'Connor Family, I have tons of memories from our days in BSS and on 48th Street we were all one big happy family. Love to you all. Time will ease your pain but God Bless you all. May he rest in peace. Amen!! Pat will always be in your heart.

- Suzanne McLaughlin VonWaldner, Savannah, GA

Pam, I am so very sorry for your loss. Many prayers and hugs coming your way for peace and comfort…..

- Mary Dudley, Savannah, GA

Pam and family - we are so saddened by the news of Pat’s passing. He is loved by so many and we are sending out most heartfelt condolences. With Love and prayers for healing. Bud and Terry

- Terry and Bud Hayes, Mansfield , TX

Pam, Maureen, Michael and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he Rest In Peace.

- Carolyn Beebe, Savannah, GA

“I know that words are inadequate at a time like this, but I wanted you to know how very sorry my family is for your loss". The Strickland Family loved him dearly. Our families became as one over many years and we were incredibly Blessed. Memories will be cherished for all. Pam and children.....we will continue to pray for you. We love you and will miss Pat forever.

- Michelle Strickland, Savannah, GA

We are saddened by this great loss but our memories will make us smile! Wishing all of you much comfort in this very sad time of your lives. Rest In Peace Pat, we love you and will miss you!

- Harry and Sherri Connolly, Savannah, Georgia

Pam and family, We are all sad for all of you and for us. Despite surviving our younger days, we all turned out pretty good! It’s hard to say goodbye to a best friend. Pat was awesome. A wonderful father, loyal, honest, smart and always a really great comeback! You had to have thick skin in this crowd! But it was always light hearted and his zingers were so good, I’d find myself thinking, man, I should have said this or that. I know he’s smiling down from Heaven but we sure am going to miss him here on Earth. May his memory be eternal

- Crystal and Steve Nelson and Teresa Willard , Palm Coast, FL

I am so sorry. I can’t believe Pat is gone. I am now at the age that I watch as my friends go before me. I hope they all greet me when my life is over. Love to the family. Harriet Adams

- Harriet H. Harvey, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sorry. I can’t believe Pat is gone. I am now at the age that I watch as my friends go before me. I hope they all greet me when my life is over. Love to the family. Harriet Adams

- Harriet H. Harvey, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sorry. I can’t believe Pat is gone. I am now at the age that I watch as my friends go before me. I hope they all greet me when my life is over. Love to the family. Harriet Adams

- Harriet H. Harvey, Savannah, Georgia

Words cannot express the loss of a true loyal and devoted lifetime friend. The obituary says it all and I am proud to have shared a lifetime of memories of Pat and his family. Pat was a unique individual that was a God send to all who knew him. Condolences to the O'Connor families. - The Hopkins Family-

- Mark A Hopkins, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

GODSPEED MY FRIEND .MAY HE RIP JOHN F, MELL

- MELL, Savannah, Georgia

Our thoughts and prayers are with the O’Connor family during this difficult time.

- Anne and James Byerly, Kansas City, Missouri

RIP Pat

- Arthur and Phyllis Weil, Atlanta, Ga.

Very sad to learn of Pat's passing. Such a fine man and will be missed by all that knew him. Deepest sympathy to all of the O'Connor family and friends!

- Andy Woods, Shulerville, SC

Pam, sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Pat really made a difference in so many lives and put a smile on so many faces. I know he will be remembered with love.

- Annie Schemmel, Savannah, GA

I amsorry for your loss and enjoyed The O Connor golf tourment in years past

- Latry Rollin, Cleveland , Ga

Maureen, Mike, and family, My deepest sympathies and prayers on the passing of your brother, Pat.

- Judi Ross, Savannah , GA

Pam, Maureen and Family so sorry for everyone’s loss. What a life he lived! Peace and live to all.

- Tootie phillips, Savannah, Ga

A candle has been lit!

To Pam, Family and All who loved and knew Pat.... Please accept our prayers of deep peace and love.

- Hunt and Kilpatrick Families, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sorry to have read of your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pat will be remembered fondly.

- Stephen Morris, Savannah, GA

Pam , my condolences for your loss .Rick

- Rick McGinn, East Dublin, Select State

Sincere condolences to his family and friends....

- Ginny Coburn McEarchern, Stockbridge, Ga

Pat was definitely one of the good ones. Pam, condolences to you and your family. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

- Stacey Hodge Purvis, Savannah , Georgia

I’m so sad to hear of Pat’s passing. Many happy times as kids in “the neighborhood “ of 48th and 49th streets. Please accept my condolences. Sincerely, Becky

- Becky Keating , Claxton, Ga

Sending peace, love and prayers to all the O’Connors. We loved Pat!

- John and Mary Ellen Mulligan, Savannah, GA

My heart and prayers are with you guys! He has fought the good fight and finished the race. And is speedily on his way to God in Heaven. Definitely one of the “good ones’. My prayers are with you Pam and family.

- Jenny Brown, Savannah , Georgia

Pam, Keith and I met you and Pat through mutual friends, Bubba and Michelle. As the obituary reads, we immediately loved Pat. We want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers. God Bless

- Keith and Renee Grotheer, Saint Augustine, Floruda

A candle has been lit!

Chris and Kason so sorry for your loss.

- Laura , Savannah , GA

Pam and the family. I am so sorry for your loss. I have shed tears of sadness thinking about losing Pat. Those tears turned into tears of happiness to know that I was so blessed to have a friend like Pat. We had many really good times (taking Mike's money on the golf course) and a lot of laughs over the years. I will truly miss you my good buddy. I love you my friend!

- Roger Youmans, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Pam, John and I want you to know that you and your family are utmost in our thougts and prayers. We loved Pat ( I’ve known him 5O years) and will miss him until we are reunited again in Heaven for eternity!

- Hosey, Savannah, GA

Condolences to all. We never saw Pat without a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed.

- Cam and Barbara King, Savannah, Georgia

It is with a very heavy heart that I send my condolences to the entire O’Connor Family. I grew up with the entire family on the same Street, 48th, most of my early years. We attended the same schools from Kindergarten through High School. Spent many nights at their home as well as most days. GREAT MEMORIES! I am terrible sorry Maureen, Mike and Terry. Pat God Speed!

- Kevin Matthew McLaughlin, Wake Forest, NC

I will always remember Pat's smile and his generous spirit. When you talked to Pat, you knew everything would be alright.

- Shows, Pat , Savannah, GA

Will surely miss my BC brother. All my prayers are with his entire family. Rest in peace my friend.

- Mike Watson, Savannah, GA

Dear Patrick, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

- Judy and Randy Pruss, Pewaukee , WI

Eye has not seen, Ear has not heard, nor has it entered into the Heart of Man, to know what God has prepared for those who love Him! I know you are comforted in the sure and certain Faith that Pat has passed through Death to Eternal life with our Blessed Lord, and Mary Immaculate. May He pray for you, as we all know He will. with love, Jack

- Jack Daniels, Tybee Island, GA

I am so sorry to hear about Pat. Though I did not know him well, everyone that knew him spoke so highly of him. I know his family was so proud of him. He put up a good fight with that awful cancer! Rest in peace Pat, and blessings to Pam and the rest of his family.

- Kral, Savannah, Georgia

We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you at this time of loss...

- Joey and Andrea Wilson, Savannah, GA

Pam and O’Connor Family you are all in our prayers. May God bless you all and help you through each day. Rest In Peace Pat

- Fran & David Mccarthy, Thinderbolt, Georgia

Pam and Family and all O'Connors. I can't believe we lost Pat and Doc the same week. What fine, genuine guys they both were. Heaven is definitely a livelier place now with its 2 new Angels.

- MIKE FINOCCHIARO, SAVANNAH, GA

Pam & all the O’Connor family- we are sorry for your loss and have Pat and all of you in our prayers. Mary Ellen & Tom Beytagh

- Mary Ellen & Tom Beytagh, Tybee Island, GA

Pam, May Gods peace be with you and the O,Connor Family during your time of mourning. Pat will always be remembered for the positive impact he made to La Vida and to the community he lived and worked in. Friends La Vida Country Club

- Friends La Vida, Savannah, Georgia

I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family

- David galletta, Savannah, GA

Mr. Pat’s light always shined no matter how he was feeling. Audren and me are sending all of our love and prayers to Mrs. Pam, Kason, and all of his wonderful family. He leaves a beautiful legacy. Our hearts are with you all!

- Callie McGowan & Audren McGowan, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with the O'Connor family. Great memories growing up on 48th street.

- Fred Brown, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

From an out-of-town Hibernian deepest condolences for your lost.

- Terry Powers, Springfield, VA

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

- Brian O'Neal, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200