October 28, 1957 – November 3, 2018
Michael J. O’Connor, 61 years of age passed away peacefully Saturday November 3rd, with his family by his side at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born October 28, 1957 in Hammond, Indiana to the late Michael and May (Maher) O’Connor and was retired Clark Maritime Director from the Port of Indiana in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Michael was a devout Catholic who loved his wife and family. He will be fondly remembered and missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include: Wife of 32 years Anne (Monsanson) O’Connor and four children; Keegan O’Connor (Kaitlyn), Sean, Brian and Emma O’Connor and grandson Finn O’Connor. Also a sister Deidre O’Connor.
Memorial Reception 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Wednesday November 7th, at Kraft Funeral Service 2776 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, Indiana with a Memorial Service at 7:00 pm in the Kraft Charlestown Rd. Chapel. Expressions of sympathy to: the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com
- Juvenile Diabetes Association
- Memorial Reception Wednesday, November 7, 2018
- Memorial Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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November 7, 2018
My Dear Friend,
My heart aches for you & your wonderful children at this terribly sad time.. What a wonderful, kind, honorable man. We loved talking about our ‘Homeland ‘ together. Michael always had a quick smile, and sharp Wit!!I loved it when I would bump into you both, whilst shopping at Meiger! Michael & I laughed at our shared Irish Traditions & Humor (both of our shopping trolleys, both of them, they would be filled with Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Chocolate & Wispa Bars, Christmas puddings, etc)!
His face would light up, every time he chatted about his four great children. How blessed you all are to have such a loving role model as a great Dad & Husband. My Family & I, we are so privileged to have Michael and all the O’Connor Family in our lives.
With all of you in Spirit.
November 6, 2018
I remember meeting Mike for the first time at Federal Marine when he was about 16 or 18. His father, my boss, hired him as a night guard at the terminal. He was so witty and always had a story to tell. We renewed our friendship when the company moved to the Port of Indiana and he was working for the Port as was his wife, Anne. Both of you had your funny stories to tell. Our office was attached to the Port office so we got to see each other often until you were moved south. Through all of Mike's medical problems, he still had a smile on his face.
I think of the two of you often and always wondered how the twins were doing. I know Mike was a great guy and that you will miss him tremendously. He is probably up there telling funny stories and watching over all of you.
My condolences to you and your family. Joan Roback
November 5, 2018
Back in the day we moved into our houses a month apart and knew no one in the area. Because of that and both being Irish we became quite close. We shared a lot including a few pops. I remember him and Anne coming up the drive to announce they were pregnant and we all shared the happiness. Wasnt always good news but good or bad I’m blessed to have been part of a great mans life. Love Ya Mike Don’t give them a hard time up there , your friend Roger
Bill and Ginger Schocke
November 5, 2018
We are so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. We always enjoyed spending time with Mike and his family at Soccer events, pool parties, or just socializing in the neighborhood and trading jokes. Mike was always so kind, and fun to be around. We send our heart felt condolences to all of the O'Connors.