Jeremey Blake O'Connor, class '66
The Union was saddened to hear of the passing of Jeremey Blake O'Connor, class '66.
The death has occurred of Jeremy Blake O'CONNOR
O’CONNOR (Monkstown, Co.Cork): On February 29, 2016, peacefully in the exceptional care of the I.C.U at the Cork University Hospital, JEREMY BLAKE, beloved husband of Carmel (Linehan) and dear father of Tim, Ged and Raymund and brother of Tim and affectionately known as “Big Jeremy” to his grandchildren. Sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Removal arriving at the Sacred Heart Church, Monkstown on Thursday at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday next at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St.Finbarr’s Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to RNLI.
Date Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Date of Death: Monday 29th February 2016
Jeremy arrived to Knock following in the footsteps of his elder brother Tim, class '62. He returned south after College but always stayed in touch for news of contemporaries. The 1979 Chronicle reported -
“LIVING in Monkstown. Co. Cork is JEREMY BLAKE O'CONNOR. He graduated from University College, Cork with a B.C.L. Degree in 1969 and became a solicitor in May 1971. He is married with (then) two sons. He was an assistant solicitor with Phillip Wm. Bass & Co.. Solicitors for three years and is now a partner in that firm. Jeremy is a member of the Cork and County Club and of U.C.C. Rugby Club. He is also secretary of the Munster Referees Association. A former secretary of the Southern Law Association, he was solicitor to the ship owners in the recent Bantry Disaster Inquiry.”
Missing there was mention of Jeremy's great love of fishing as in the words of his brother Dr. Tim, “my family have been fishing Lough Currane and the Waterville Fishery for well over sixty years”. Lough Currane has lost another great Angler and O'Connor family their much loved “Big Jeremy”. He will cast his line no more but will live long in the memory of all that knew him.
Requiescat in Pace.