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Patrick M. O'Connell

February 6, 1967 April 4, 2017
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Edwards- Patrick M. O’Connell, age 50, of Edwards, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Patrick was born to his loving parents, Patrick G. and Patricia A. (Inskeep) O’Connell on February 6, 1967 in Peoria, IL.

Patrick’s huge heart and contagious laugh and smile will be cherished by his mother, Patricia O’Connell of Edwards, daughter, Ashley O’Connell of Edwards, son, Kelly (Grace) O’Connell of Fort Collins, CO., daughter, Chezney O’Connell (Travis) of Williamsfield, and “the apple of his eye” granddaughter, Clover Ann, his little “Turdie Birdie” and a grandchild due in November. Patrick will also be missed by his sisters; Maureen (Larry) Heinz of Laura and Michelle Earnest of Chillicothe, along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of loving friends, with a very special thank you going to Todd Stenger.

Patrick was preceded in death by his father, Patrick G. O’Connell on October 30, 2007.
Patrick graduated from Brimfield High School in 1985. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Navy, proudly serving his country from 1985-1989 aboard the USS Enterprise, an aircraft carrier which saw the war in the Persian Gulf.

Patrick had a love for Harley Davidson motorcycles, camping, family and friends, and loved any opportunity to bring his family together for a meal featuring his uniquely smoked meats and a fun game of bags. He loved his St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Bears and never missed a game.

Patrick was a self-employed carpet installer for most of his life and a member of the VFW Post 2602 in Peoria Heights.

Patrick’s wishes were to be cremated with no services. He instead would like family and friends to remember him by having a party to celebrate his life. His celebration will be held from Noon- 4 PM, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the VFW Post 2602 at 1505 E. Lake Ave., Peoria Heights, IL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Suicide Prevention at the HultHealth Center, 5215 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL., 61614 or the VFW Post 2602 in Peoria Heights.

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Celebration of Life




12:00 PM 4/9/2017 12:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4/9/2017 4:00:00 PM
VFW Post 2602

1505 E. Lake Ave.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

VFW Post 2602
1505 E. Lake Ave. Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Suicide Awareness C/O of The Hult Center for Healthy Living in Peoria

5215 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614

VFW Post 2602

1505 E. Lake Ave.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

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