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Maurice V. O'Connor

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Maurice V. O'Connor In Memoriam
Maurice V. O'Connor Maurice V. O'Connor, Overland Park, KS passed away on June 8, 2018. A Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 AM, visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM with Funeral Mass following at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 14, 2018 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of Providence, https://spsmw.org/donate/ Born January 17, 1920, in South Bend, Indiana to Vincent and Nellie O'Connor of County Kerry, Ireland. Vincent O'Connor was a professor at Notre Dame University. The family moved to Chicago. Maurice graduated from Fenwick High School (Oak Park, Illinois) and began a lifelong career in the graphic arts industry. In 1941, he joined the Army Air Corps and served as a navigator (First Lieutenant). He flew bombing missions in the Central, Western and Southwest Pacific. He was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, four Air Medals, a Presidential Unit Citation and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon with three battle stars. On February 3, 1945, he married Marie (Cissy) Fox in Chicago, Illinois. After the war, he attended Northwestern University and resumed his career in the reprographics industry. In 1973, the family moved to the Kansas City area and started Royal Blueprint Company. He was a past president of the Serra Club of Kansas City, Kansas, past president of the International Reprographics Association, past president of Hillcrest Country Club, and past president of the Kansas City Golf Association. He was preceded in death by Cissy, his wife of sixty-five years, his parents, brother Donal O'Connor; Sister Margaret Ellen O'Connor, S.P; sister, Mary Kilbridge; brother, Edward; Sister Teresa O'Connor, S.P.; sister, Betty Bastien, and grandson, Matthew O'Connor. He is survived by eight children: Brian O'Connor (Debra Heberling) Lombard, IL; John O'Connor (Sheila) Kenosha, WI; Maureen Scavone (William) Chicago IL; Mark O'Connor (Susan) Fishers, IN; Sarah Lamoureaux (Greg) Downers Grove, IL.; Ann Evans (Tom) Kansas City, MO; Mary "Marci" O'Connor (Gene Hahn) Overland Park, KS, and Theodore "Ted" O'Connor (Barbara); fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, (913) 438-6444.
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Published in Kansas City Star on June 12, 2018
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