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Matthew D. O'Connor

November 7, 1959 November 23, 2019
Matthew D. O'Connor
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Obituary for Matthew D. O'Connor

Matthew D. O’Connor of Royal Oak, Michigan died November 23, 2019. He was 60 years old. Matthew was born on November 7, 1959 in Pontiac, Michigan to parents, Barbara (nee Scanlon) and Donald O’Connor.

Matthew was raised in Birmingham and graduated from Brother Rice High School, Class of 1978. He was Most Valuable Player on the Brother Rice State Championship football team in 1977, beating Portage Central 17 – 7. After high school, Matthew attended Northwood Institute where he played football. He went on to work as a Sales Representative in the heavy truck industry for over 30 years.

Matthew is survived by his beloved children, Ryan, Eric, and Madeline. He is also survived by his siblings Kevin and Maureen, and step-daughter, Tara McLaughlin. Matthew is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Barbara and his siblings, Timothy, Molly, Shawn, and Brian.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon Street, Birmingham, Michigan on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Matt’s memory may be made to Detroit Rescue Mission, 150 Stimson Street, Detroit, Michigan 48201.


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