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icon Joan Barbara Mundie O'Conor of Glenview, Illinois and San Diego, California, passed away at her home in California on Saturday Febuary 2nd, 2013. Joan, known affectionately as "Jo," was born in Los Angeles in 1930, the daughter of Mary Kirwan and Paul Mundie. Jo attended Flintridge Sacred Hart Academy in Pasadena, California and graduated from Beverly Hills High School, going on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education at Northwestern University. She met her husband of forty years, Dr Vincent John O'Conor, Jr., while attending Northwestern. After college she settled in to life as a wife and mother, raising 4 children and traveling the world with her husband. She assisted Vince with medical relief work in Algeria and Haiti, and was an active supporter of Boy's Town, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and several other charities. A generous, free spirit and active traveler, she spent several years living part-time on a small island in the Bahamas, hiked the Grand Canyon in her sixties, and traveled to Mexico and Cuba at the age of eighty. She is survived by sons Rory O'Conor, Vincent John (Sean) O'Conor III, and daughter Andrea Duncan(Andi) O'Conor, grandsons Chase Carey O'Conor, Sean Peter O'Conor. She is predeceased by Vincent John O'Conor Jr. (1927-1992) and son Peter Carey O'Conor (1962-1988) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Vincent J. O'Conor Fund at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 420 E. Superior St, Rubloff Bldg, 9th Floor, attn: Ross Crampton, Chicago, IL 60611. Memorial services to be announced.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Feb. 6, 2013
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