Dorothy L. O'Connor

September 28, 1929October 11, 2012

CRYSTAL LAKE – Dorothy Leota O’Connor, 83, of Crystal Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at Hospice in Woodstock.

She was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of Peter and Vera (Potter) Hellman. She married James M. O’Connor on Feb. 4, 1956.

She is survived by her husband, James O’Connor; her four children, Linda (Reece) Taylor, Joyce (Michael) Head, James (Kathleen) O’Connor and Virginia O’Connor; 10 grandchildren, Scott, Shelley, Brian, Jennifer, Olivia, Jimmy, Steve, Becky, Michelle, and Aaron; and her many great and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Virginia White, and a brother, Robert Hellman.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at Arlington Cemetery, 401 E. Lake St., Elmhurst.

Online condolences may be expressed at For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Graveside Service Monday, October 15, 2012

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