McHENRY – Lorraine Kathryn O'Connor (nee Hubberts) was born May 18, 1923, and died of health complications Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at her daughter's home in McHenry, surrounded by family. |
She was the only child born to Henry J. and Mary Elizabeth (Cherry) Hubberts. She graduated from Notre Dame School for Girls and excelled in French and Latin. She attended Columbia College, where she studied communications.
Her career included stenography and medical transcripts. She became engaged to John P. O'Connor Jr. on Christmas Eve 1948. They were married June 25, 1949, at St. Peter Canisius in Chicago. They built their home in Westchester, where they lived for 45 years.
Her life was filled with love and laughter from the many friends she kept in contact with over the years. She enjoyed a round of golf, playing the piano by ear, playing cards, working crossword puzzles, emailing friends, entertaining and traveling abroad. She loved old movies, especially "Gone with the Wind." She prayed the rosary every day.
She is survived by her children, Kevin F. O'Connor, Maureen (Bruce) Montressor and Dennis M. (Susan) O'Connor; daughter-in-law, Kate Tierney O'Connor; six grandchildren, Erin (James), Patrick, Tracy, John (Carolyn), Gerrard and Mary Kathryn; three great-grandchildren, Carter, Jenna and Andrew; and dear friends of the family, Jackie and Nina.
She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt, Margaret F. Hubberts; husband, John P. O'Connor; son, Timothy J. O'Connor; and sister-in-law, Alice M. O'Connor.
The family would like to thank the staff of Centegra Hospital – McHenry and Hospice of Northeastern Illinois for their care and medical attention for the last week of her life.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Divine Infant Jesus, Westchester. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to hospice or St. Vincent de Paul, or Masses may be said.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 15, 2013