Patricia O’Connor, 80
Aug. 31, 1935 — Oct. 8, 2015

Patricia O’Connor, of Oconomowoc, passed away Oct. 8, 2015, at the age of 80.

She was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Milwaukee to Francis and Beatrice Bertling. She married Bernard C. O’Connor on Sept. 1, 1956, and celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Patricia worked for Falk Corp. and for 25 years at MPS Sherman School in Milwaukee. She did the start-up library at the school.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard, and her children, Erin (William) Clark and Patrick (fiancee Kim Graham). She was the dear sister of Arlene Jensen, Carole Boczon, Clifford (Betty) Bertling and James (Sharon) Bertling. She was also the sister-in-law of Bernard Tesmer and Sister M. Dennis O’Connor. Patricia is further survived by three grandchildren, Bejamin and Lillian Clark, and Nicole Brunner; one great-grandchild, Caiden Brunner; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Tesmer, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clifford Jensen, Fredrick Boczon, Chester (Winifred) Bogenski, Lester (Kathleen) Wilcom, Frank (Jane) Theisen and Arlene (Frank) Fritz.

Friends may visit Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, from 10 a.m. until time of memorial Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church (995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066). Her final rest will be at St. Jerome Cemetery.

Memorials to St. Jerome Catholic Church or AngelsGrace Hospice are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services of Oconomowoc is assisting the family: 262-567-4459 or online at