Joseph Michael O’Connor Jr., age 43, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020. He worked as a Safety Technician for Turner Industries. He resided and was a native of Baton Rouge, LA. Survived by his father, Mike O’Connor and wife, Nona; mother, Charlotte O’Connor; brothers, Brent O’Connor and Sean O’Connor; sisters-in-law, Melissa O’Connor and Jessica Bicoll; aunts, Mary O’Connor and Judy Ponson; uncles, Bill O’Connor and Johnny Ponson; and nieces, Danielle O’Connor and daughter, Parker, and Madeline O’Connor. Preceded in death by nephew, Reese O’Connor on April 6, 2020. Wherever Michael appeared there was laughter from elementary school to high school and beyond. Michael always had stories to tell. He was a gifted and passionate humorist who identified with comic actors such as Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Chevy Chase, and Bill Murry. Our fantastic world entertained Michael and Michael entertained us. We love him and will miss him always. Among others, Michael’s mother, Charlotte, declares her deep appreciation to Michael, who encouraged her as she encouraged him. I love you Michael. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Baton Rouge at www.hospicebr.org. Arrangements under the care of Ascension Funeral Home. Please visit the online guestbook at www.ascensionfuneral.com.
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