It is with great sadness that the family of Patrick Joseph O'Connell announces his passing on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the age of 62 after a brief battle with cancer.
Patrick was born on March 6, 1958, in Waterloo, the son of the late James and Joy (Coryell) O'Connell.Growing up in the Finger Lakes he developed a love for boating and appreciation of the beauty that nature had to offer in the area. This love
developed his interest in taking photos of the waterfalls, wildlife, and other
local interests. He loved to share this hobby with his family and friends.
Patrick “Pat” was employed for 30 years at the Xylem, Inc. in Auburn, New York.
Memories will continue to be shared, by his brother, Edward (Kathleen) O'Connell; sisters, Diane Sabourin, Reenie (Richard) O'Marra, Laurie (Edward) Bishop.
In addition, he had a special relationship with his nephews, Tim (Dawn) Larsen, Neil Larsen, Kevin Sabourin, Daniel (Kristen) O'Connell, his nieces; Erin Sabourin, Beth (John) Parrott, Kaley Bishop, and Meghan (Dillon) Waybright. Also included are family members from outside of the area; Michael (Rachel) O'Marra, Karen (Scott) Alexander, Kimberly Mayo, Brian (Lynn) Bishop, Jeff (Crystal) Bishop and great nieces and nephews. Patrick was preceded in death by his wonderful parents, and his brother-in-law John “Jack” Sabourin.
Because of his love of children, the family would like to recommend that donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, New York. Prayers of committal will be held privately by the family at Holy Cross Cemetery.
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