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.