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Marjorie O'Connor

June 1, 1927 — January 11, 2022

Marjorie F. O'Connor, nee Hogan, passed away on January 11th, 2022 at the age of 94. Born in Chicago to the late Jack and Florence Hogan, she grew up in the Burnside neighborhood alongside her late siblings Dorothy, Jack, Patricia, and Bill.

Devoted wife of the late Raymond (CPD), loving mother of Donna (Robert Kolasa) O'Connor; the late Irene (George) Dobda, the late Patricia (Jim) Bezler, Patrick O'Connor, David O'Connor, and Mary Ann (Michael) Gozdecki. Adored Grandma of Colleen, Brendan, Brian, Michaelene (Gene), Sarah, Nick (Nicki), the late Marianne Marie, Tony, Laura, Elizabeth (Jamie), Jeremy, Erica (Nick), Brianne (Jose), and Grace. Treasured Great Grandma of Annemarie, Allison, Alicia, Alex, the late Nathan, Lucas, Madison, Gianna, and Jose Luis. Aunt and honorary "Mom" and "Grandma" to so many others.

Margie was a perfect example of a life well lived. She was the love of Ray's life and vice versa. She cherished their road trips to Florida, the houses that they made homes, and all the late night parties with their lifelong "Club" friends. After Ray's passing at only 36, Margie worked tirelessly to support her family taking up jobs at IIT, USPS, Encyclopedia Britannica and countless others to make sure that her family did not want. She opened her home to cousins, nieces, nephews, and her children's friends, treating them all as if they were her own. While she never learned to drive, she logged countless miles traveling with friends and family, always making sure to send postcards and bring back souvenirs and treats for those back home. She took no greater joy than when she was able to retire and become "Grandma". She watched her Grandkids after school, during the summers, or whenever they wanted to be spoiled. She taught them how to jump rope, play hopscotch, and play countless board and card games. But it is her love of family, her faith, and warmth that we'll remember forever.

Services are private with plans to celebrate Margie’s life this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Margie’s name to the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls at

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