Obituary for Erin O' Connor
Erin Marie O'Connor 50, of New York City, passed away on Tuesday, July 25,
2017. Erin is survived by her son Sequoia Gibson O'Connor of New York
Erin was born and raised in Dubuque by her parents Bernard and Suzann
O'Connor. Erin graduated from Wahlert Catholic High School in 1984 and
attended Loras College. She moved to NYC where she spent her adult life.
Erin was a poet, an artist and a Humanitarian. Erin was also a natural,
gifted dancer. She was humble and her passions were raising her son and advocating for
social justice issues in her local community. She gave thousands of volunteer hours to the Catholic Worker House, Mary House, Holy Name Center, 6th Street Project and Judson Memorial Church.
Also surviving are her siblings, Matt (Tracey) O'Connor of Hopkinton, IA, John (Raquel) O'Connor of Idleyld Park, OR, Polly O'Connor of Dubuque, Martha (Rob) Leigh of Dubuque; niece and nephews, Cora (Mitch) Stoffel,
Liam and Seamus O'Connor; her great nephews Connor, Elliott and George Stoffel; her Aunt Mary K. Hickey; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sisters, Katie and
Bridget O' Connor.
Private services and burial will take place on Tuesday, August 8th with
assistance from the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home.
An Erin M O'Connor Memorial Fund has been established. Memorials may be sent to the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road.