In Loving Memory of

Patrick Michael O’Connor


On March 10, 2020, we lost Patrick Michael O’Connor due to a senseless act of violence just four days shy of his 38th birthday. Patrick was born in Buffalo, New York on March 14, 1982 to Brian O’Connor and Elaine McIntyre. He leaves behind his wife and the love of his life Christina (Chrissy) O’Connor and their three beautiful daughters, Ainsleigh (age 10), Ashlyn (age 6) and Addison (age 3). Patrick also leaves behind his parents, step-parents, siblings, much family and many, many friends because of his philosophy that “there’s no such thing as a stranger, only people we haven’t met yet.” Patrick spent his early childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Machias, New York with his three brothers and one sister. He also spent much time traveling the world, for the military but also for work and pleasure. Due to his competitive nature, Patrick excelled at sports. In his youth he played baseball and football and in his high school years was on the swim team and played varsity football for Ten Broeck Academy in Franklinville, New York. Immediately following his high school graduation, Patrick joined the United States Air Force, spending a great deal of time overseas. Some of this time was spent in Germany during the initial response of Operation Enduring Freedom (A-10 Fighter Squadron) and later in Korea (U-2 Spy Planes). During his years in the military he earned many medals, ribbons, awards and commendations. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force in 2006, Patrick integrated his love for people, farming and mechanics into his calling in life, Agricultural Sales. This calling eventually led him to Land Pro (John Deere Dealership) and then on to Pottinger US, Inc., an agricultural equipment manufacturer, where he was the Southeast Regional Sales Manager. This work brought Patrick and his family to reside in the Panhandle of Florida. There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony in Franklinville, New York. For more information on the details of this service, please contact one of his family members or friends.

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11 Responses

  1. Debby Williams at · Reply

    He loved my daughter and granddaughters with all his heart. I’m so thankful for the years they had together

  2. Sandra S May at · Reply

    What a beautiful tribute. Patrick sounds like the kind of person one wishes they could have called a friend.

  3. Sherrie Sitch at · Reply

    I only remember Patrick when he was very small , but it breaks my heart this horrible attack happened . I’m so sorry for his wife and kids , whom I never met, but have been very close to his mom and dad when we were young , I try to keep in touch with Carolyn , she still calls me aunt Sherrie still , means a lot to me .. I am so so sorry and wish I could help in some way but know that I love u all
    Love Sherrie Sitch

  4. Mike and Diane Blecha at · Reply

    Our entire family knew and loved Patrick and was a part of our family. He was always such a positive loving and caring young boy and man. He came from the “salt of the earth” heritage and was obviously a family loving individual. He always gave Mike and myself respect as if we were his second parents. We will never forget his smile and his loving nature. We will remember Him forever and will always be in our hearts. Until we meet again…

  5. Joe Infuso at · Reply

    So sorry ????????

  6. LuAnn Tudela at · Reply

    Patrick certainly was surrounded and well loved by everyone he touched. His life was too short, and will definitely be missed by all left behind. Our sincere condolences to the family. Our hearts ache for you. We’re Praying for God to comfort and give you peace through this hard time. Love, Rafael and LuAnn Tudela.

  7. Elaine Hulse at · Reply

    My condolences to the family… So sorry for your loss.

  8. Elaine Hulse at · Reply

    My condolences to the family… Praying for the family!

  9. Linda Little at · Reply

    I am so sorry. He was a great person. I used to babysit for them. I am so sorry.

  10. Elaine McIntyre at · Reply

    Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. A mother’s love never ends.

  11. Matt and Beth Cleary at · Reply

    Matt and I were so sorry to hear about Patrick. Please know you all have our deepest sympathy. We shall keep you and all of your family in our prayers . Blessings, Matt and Beth

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