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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Celebration Church
6204 SW 9th Street
Des Moines


Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00 pm
No Formal Service

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Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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Patrick "Patty" Mark O'Conner

Patrick “Patty” Mark O’Conner, 55, passed away at his home October 9, 2017.

Patty was born February 1, 1962 in Des Moines to Lloyd and Thelma Louise (Tarr) O’Conner. He attended Lincoln High School. Patty was a loyal employee at Midwest Veterinary Supply for 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, collecting ball cards and listening to his favorite music. Patty loved spending time with his family and friends. He also loved animals, especially his pets. Patty was an avid Miami Dolphins fan.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and friend. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 32 years, Judy; daughter, Christina (Billy); sons, Tyler and Josef; grandkids, Cassidy, Blake and Hayleigh; brothers, Danny (Linda) and Jeff; sister, Vicki; numerous beloved nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Bobby and Billy O’Conner.

A Visitation of Remembrance will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Celebration Church, 6204 SW 9th Street in Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Patty.

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