Michael Patrick OConnor; “Sparky”, of Palmyra New York died Wednesday February 2, 2022, at the age of 71. He is predeceased by his mother LuAnn Rogers, father Donald “Doc” OConnor, sister LuAnn Jenkins, and his brothers Duke and Marty OConnor. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Maureen and their three children: Dillon (Laura), Kevin (Diane), Casey (Jordan). Also surviving Mike is his stepfather Dick Rogers (Judy Crook) and his five grandchildren: Kaitlin, Aubrey, Lauren, Dylan, and Gavin OConnor, his youngest brother Craig (Chris) OConnor, his brother Shawn OConnor, his brother-in-law Gary Jenkins and sister-in-law Patti OConnor, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mike, an avid sportsman, enjoyed fishing and hunting the wilderness and fresh waters of New York and shared those passions with his children and grandchildren. He and Maureen were very active in the local Boy Scouts for many years. Mike, a talented carpenter, was always willing to share his talents with family, friends, church and community. He began at an early age with his father as a union carpenter and went on to have his own business, Signature Woodwork. He was also well known for creating weathervanes from brass, copper and bronze winning several awards in local art shows and festivals. He loved his family passionately and will be so missed by so many as a loyal friend. His greatest passion in life was making the world a better place with little gadgets, tweaked tools and artistic measures. He left his signature on everything he touched.
Friends and Family are invited to join us for a Celebration of Life at Olmsted Lodge in Highland Park on Sunday, February 6th, 2022, from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
So very sorry for your family’s loss. Such a bright and happy light. My most heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you all.
Our love and condolence to Mike’s Family. His life is truly one to celebrate. Love from Neighbors Paul and Susan Witmeyer
To my Mermaid ‘ sister’ , Mo & family
Mike was and always will be the love of your life.. he may be gone ‘ physically’ , but you will feel his eternal presence at your side from here on in..
Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of Sparky,
Renee & Dan
Mo & family, I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I am
glad that we had lunch this past summer. You are a wonderful wife & supported Mike the whole way. Sorry I can’t be there but you are in our thoughts & prayers.
So sorry to hear of his passing . Thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers. Lorie and John Terranova
Our hearts are broken. We will miss Mike. He was such a smart, creative person. Our thoughts are with you and the family. Love, Dan & Jo-Ann
Creative, witty, intelligent, inventive, loyal, generous, devoted husband, supportive father, fun grandfather, and true friend – Mike will be remembered as a good man by us and all those who knew him. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Maureen, who loved him long and well. May your memories of the fun and adventure that you lived together, as well as the knowledge that you were his constant support, comfort and sustain you in your loss. Dillon, Kevin, and Casey – your Dad lives on in the unique ways each of you reflect his talent and nature. May you remember his love for you, the lessons he taught you, and the adventures you shared. May you see his legacy in one another. Caitlin, Aubrey, Lauren, Dylan, and Gavin – may you always remember him as your loving Papa. He so enjoyed each of you, and was proud of you, too. May God grant Mike eternal rest in His loving and merciful arms. May God comfort everyone who mourns Mike’s passing, and give them peace.
Mo, I remember my beloved late husband, Ed, and I running into you and Sparky at a Pittsford Canal Concert. We all talked briefly, laughed, listened, and danced. I remember seeing the fun and love between you. I remember you joyfully telling all us MERs (mermaid swim friends) about Sparky’s latest adventures. We looked forward to your updates.
Right now the grief overshadows everything. As you come out of the grief fog the beautiful memories of the amazing life you had and the powerful love you shared will comfort you.
Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. My heart truly aches for you.. I and your MER sisters are here for you. Sparky watches over you. He was blessed to have a loving wife like you. We were blessed to have husbands that adored us. Not all women are so blessed.
Big virtual hugs. I cry with you dear friend. I cry.
So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Will be thinking of you in the days to come.—-Sharon Marr
Dear Maureen, so sorry to hear about the death of your husband Mike. You and your children will be in my prayers. I am not able to attend the service that is today. But I will pray at that time. God bless you dear, 🙏🙏Aliece