Patricia A. (Zurek) O'Connor

  • Born: March 20, 1945
  • Died: December 27, 2019
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Patricia A. O'Connor, 74, of Stoneham, passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 27th, 2019 after a long battle with the effects of cancer. Born in Winchester, she is the loving daughter of the late Stanley and Margaret (Masi) Zurek.

Pat was a lifelong resident of Stoneham and graduate of Stoneham High School.

She was dedicated to her family. Pat will be remembered as a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and grandmother.

Patricia is the beloved mother of Thomas P. O'Connor and his wife Kimberly. She is the cherished grandmother of Justin, Jackson and Blake O'Connor. Patricia is the loving sister of Karen Humber and her husband Lennie, John "Jack" Zurek, Paul Zurek, Dorothy Lieberman and her husband Gary, Margaret "Peg" Fortin and her husband Paul, Mary Zurek and Kathleen Mercer and her husband Randy. She is also survived by her former husband Thomas E. O'Connor and his wife Patti and many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Pat's Family at the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (Rt. 28) Stoneham, on Sunday from 12 to 3:30pm. Immediately following the visitation, a service will be held at 3:30pm. Burial will be held privately.

Please make a donation in Pat's Memory to the American Cancer Society, 38 Chauncy St STE 700, Boston, MA 02111 or to Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences, Tommy, to you and your Family and all of Pat's Sisters and Brothers. You were so supportive during her health crisis, and she loved you all so much. Pat's life was the essence of the Bible Verse, "Love is Patient and Kind...." We grew up together and shared 60 years of unforgettable memories . She will never be forgotten by those whose lives she touched. I Love and Miss You So Much, My Very Dear and Special Friend.

Posted by Martha Guarino - Bullhead City, AZ - Family Friend   January 06, 2020

Tom, may you find comfort in the memories you will have forever. We send condolences to your family. Take care.

Posted by Barbara and Ed Murphy - Stoneham, MA - Neighbor   January 05, 2020

"Patty" - My very dear friend who will be remembered for all the fun times, both working together and socially. So sad we haven't connected in a while, but you were often asked for by all our friends. You will always be a special part of my life. Love you girl, Judy Jollimore

Posted by Judy Jollimore - Dunstable, MA - Friend   January 03, 2020


Tommy our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Douglas Masi - Amesbury, MA - Family   January 02, 2020


My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish you healing and peace.

Posted by Tish Pacini - Windham, NH - Family Friend   January 02, 2020

karen, so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. sisters are also besties. i'll say a prayer for her family's strength and yours. donna poole stetson

Posted by donna stetson - Methuen, MA - Classmate   January 01, 2020

to my patty I am going to miss you so much,love you, all I know my heart is aching,god bless you, dottie

Posted by dorothy liebermann - bridgton, ME - Sister   January 01, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Patti was a wonderful person and cared so much for her family. Remember that smile and her absolute love of those she cared about. Prayers for you all.

Posted by Karen Zalesky - Nutrioso, AZ - Friend   January 01, 2020


pat it has been a long road but we did it together my love and heart is always with u forever always remember i love u love kathy

Posted by Kathy Mercer - Stoneham, MA - Sister   December 31, 2019

To the O'Connor Family,

I would like to tell you how sorry I am to hear of Pat's passing. She was a great friend and will be truly missed.

I will keep you all in my prayers,

Virginia Marengi

Posted by Virginia Marengi - Morrisville, NC - Friend   December 31, 2019


God Bless my sister and show that you care,she laughed with me,she cried with me, and always been right there. God Bless my sister...she stayed by my side. We've had giggles at fun times,and laughed until we cried she truly was my best friend,please send her blessings and keep her safe. Love you always.

Posted by Mary Zurek - Salisbury, MA - Sister   December 31, 2019

My beautiful sister love you forever rest in peace.

Posted by Peggy - Sister   December 31, 2019

God bless my Sister and show her you care,she laughed with me,and always been right there.God bless my Sister....she stayed here by my side. We had giggles at fun times,and laughed at fun times,and laughed until we cried. God bless my Sister...she'$ truly my best friend. Please her all your blessings and keep her safe. Love you Pat always.

Posted by Mary Zurek - Family   December 31, 2019

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