James J. O’Connor

James J. O’Connor of Evergreen Park, passed away peacefully surrounded by his six children; beloved husband of late Joan nee O’Rourke; loving father of Ann, Siobhan (Bill) Hartsell, Susan (Russ) Chadwick, Kathy (Pete) Badovinac, Jim, Ed (Maryann) O’Connor; proud Superhero Papa of Caitlin (Joe), Meghan (Kurtis), Alyssa (Alec) and Brendan Hartsell, Connor and Bridget Chadwick, Sam and Jack Badovinac, Joey and Ryan O’Connor and the late Peter, Max and Jacqueline Badovinac; and great grandfather of Ned; cherished son of the late James and the late Josephine O’Connor, nee Dore; dear brother of Maureen (late Jack) O’Shea. and brother-in-law of Dick (Pat) O’Rourke, Patricia O’Rourke, Tom (Barb) O’Rourke, Jim (Maureen) O’Rourke and the late Terry (Dorothy) O’Rourke, Jack (late Nora) O’Rourke and Fr Bernard O’Rourke; fond uncle of many. Jim was a big White Sox fan and a good day for him was when the White Sox won and the Cubs lost. Jim’s family asks that when you remember him, you toast Jim with an ice cold Budweiser. Visitation is on Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Friends and family will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 8, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at St Bernadette Catholic Church, 9343 S. Francisco, Evergreen Park. Interment Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may gratefully be made in his name to Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 North Ridge, Chicago, IL 60660 or the Lupus Society of Illinois , 411 S Wells St #710, Chicago, IL 60707. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com



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3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126






10:30 a.m. at
Saint Bernadette Catholic Church
9343 South Francisco
Evergreen Park, IL





Following Mass
Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery
6001 West 111th Street
Alsip, IL


In lieu of flowers, donations may gratefully be made in his name to

Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 North Ridge, Chicago, IL 60660 or


the Lupus Society of Illinois , 411 S Wells St #710, Chicago, IL 60707



8 comments on “James J. O’Connor
  1. Cindy Kim-Hengst says:

    Susan, Ann, Siobhan (and family) –
    So saddened to hear about the passing of your dad. Stories about your father ALWAYS made me smile. Praying you all find peace during this time of grief and are able to find moments to smile at the memories of your dad.

  2. Sandra Hoesley says:

    You were lucky to have Uncle Jim as your dad .. he was kind and funny, smart and hard working …and he sure loved his family.. reminded me a lot of Great Uncle Jim . We are sorry to miss the funeral … jim is having a minor surgery in Florida on Monday morning . We are thinking of all of you during this sad time .. but what a life well lived Uncle Jim had.
    Sandee Hoesley

  3. Richard Litak says:

    To Mr. O’Connor’s family, he was a great person to have as a great neighbor and friend. May God watch over you in your time of grieving. May he Rest In Peace.

  4. Jeanne Hoesley says:

    Condolences to all the family. Jim was a warm and friendly presence at every family gathering and event. The memory of his smile will always stay with me.

  5. Maurita says:

    I am so sorry about the loss of your father. May he Rest In Peace.

  6. Mike Hoesley says:

    What a loss! One of the great good guys. He always treated us well, laughed with us and enjoyed life. Take care in Heaven Jim!

  7. Kathy Hutchinson says:

    So many great memories of both Jim and Joan. Jim was always there to help Bob and I through the years living next door to us. He always loved the kids running around playing and yes enjoyed a cold one talking to us in the yard. He will be greatly missed by all of us. I’m so sorry for your loss .
    Kathy Hutchinson and Family.

  8. Kathleen says:

    Lot’s of great memories living nextdoor to Jim. I missed him since the day he moved. Jim and Joan were always there to help Bob and I through the years. Jim used to love watching the kids running around playing and yes having a cold one while talking across the fench in the yard. Jim and Bob Talking while Grilling. So many great memories He will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss.

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