Brendan William O’Connor, 83 of Tarpon Springs passed away on August 11, 2021. He was born in Brussels, Belgium to his parents, William Leslie and Marjorie (Beetham) O’Connor. He grew up in Herford, UK. He immigrated to the United States at age 26 and later became a citizen.
Brendan settled in Chicago and was owner of O’Connor & Associates, a wholesale floral accessories and giftware business located in Chicago and Gillman, Illinois. He was an active member of the Chicago British Club, and the Oak Park Kiwanis Club. He was a life member of the International Kiwanis Club. When he retired in 2007, Brendan moved to Tarpon Springs, FL. and met his wife Mary at a Tarpon Springs Kiwanis Club meeting. He became the Florida Kiwanis Division 12, Lt. Governor in 2010- 2011.
Brendan was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Caireen Ridsdill Smith and first wife Carolyn Daily O’Connor. He leaves behind his wife Mary Watts O’Connor, three step children (Ann, James, and Richard Watts), many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Memorial Service and Interment will be held on October 9, 2021 at 11 am at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 601 Phillipe Parkway, Safety Harbor, FL 35695. Contributions may be made to the Church Endowment Fund in Brendan’s memory.
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Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Endowment Fund
601 Phillipe Parkway, Safety Harbor FL 34695