Nate “Dominic” O’Connor found peace on March 1st at the age of 41. Born in Dubuque, IA on June 12, 1979, Nate moved to Milwaukee at the age of 3 and spent most of his life there until he moved to Portland, OR to seek a fresh start and new opportunities. Nate found peace on March 1st after succumbing to complications of congestive heart failure.
Nate is survived by his mom, Susan O’Connor of Renton, WA; dad, Daniel O’Connor and step-dad, Richard Janquart of Greendale, WI; sister Jacqueline (David) Kelnhofer, niece Grace, nephew Connor; and his son, Dominic, as well as aunts, uncles, and the friends he called family, BJ and Karl. He attended St. Mary Hales Corners, Edgewood, Greenfield Middle School, Story Middle School, and Hamilton High. He excelled at the intricacies of computer code and web development, and was passionate about working with his hands, finding great joy in tool and die work. Nate’s life was often talked about in relation to his struggles, but it was defined by his contagious personality, infectious smile, positive attitude, kindness for others, and compassion for those others often overlook. He was a gentle soul who loved without limit or expectation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, Hales Corners, on Saturday, March 13th. A video remembrance will begin at 10:15 a.m. Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by inurnment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.All are welcome to attend in-person (masks required). For those who are unable to attend, the Mass will be available via live stream, beginning with the video remembrance at 10:15 a.m. at www.facebook.com/StMaryCatholicFaithCommunity/.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Urban Rest Stop https://urbanreststop.org, 1924 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-443-9935. Nate/Dominic received much support from Urban Rest Stop, in his own words “Urban Rest Stop has been the best place to me.”