Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Deacon Pat O’Connor Dies

Published September 1, 2011

A native of Emporia, Kan., Deacon O’Connor served as a permanent deacon at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Kennesaw for over 20 years. He was ordained on June 24, 1989, as part of a large class of men ordained to the diaconate that year.

He is survived by his wife, Doris; his children, Tom and wife Aida O’Connor of Lawrenceville; Mike and wife Billie O’Connor of Acworth; Dan and wife Marina O’Connor of Scurry, Texas; Sharon Trussell of Acworth; and Gayle and husband Larry Reynolds of Shreveport, La.; two brothers, James, of Overland Park, Kan., and Dennis of Plymouth, Minn.; three sisters, Kareen Wormington of Overland Park, Beth Tilling of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Sharon Potts of Overland Park; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral Mass for Deacon O’Connor was celebrated by Father John Matejek, pastor of St. Catherine’s, on Friday, Aug. 19.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to honor Deacon O’Connor be made to St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1618 Ben King Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144 or