At the age of 47, Patrick O’Connor (“Big Jake”) died unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by family at the Anaconda Community Hospital on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:57 PM. Patrick was born on January 3, 1973 to Pat O’Connor and Marsha Freman (who later married Neil Freman).
Patrick was preceded in death by his Mother Marsha, his Uncles Oscar and Rusty, his Grandfather Norm and his beloved dog Dodger. Patrick leaves behind many family members including his Father Pat; Grandmother Barb; Sisters Kellie, JoLin and Dawn; Brother Mike; Stepdad Neil; Aunts Lena, Jean, Lois, Naomi, Sharon & Kathy; Uncles Dan, Randy, Gene, George, Ken and Dick; Neices Abby & Jenica; Nephews Jared & Tristan. Patrick also leaves behind countless cousins and other friends.
Patrick loved and doted on his Grandma Barb and his Niece Abby. He loved hiking and anything involving the outdoors as well as reading, writing, taking pictures and playing games. Patrick worked at the CCCS START facility as a Shift Supervisor and as big as Patrick was, this was a great job for him. People often commented on how safe they felt with Patrick around and if you were Patrick’s friend, he would do anything for you. Patrick died less than two days after finding out he had Stage 4 Intra-Abdominal Cancer.
The family wishes to thank all the friends and family who were there for us in his final days. We also wish to thank the staff at the Anaconda Community Hospital for the wonderful care Patrick received. A memorial service will be scheduled for the Summer of 2021.
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