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Hugh O'Connor

Dublin, Palmerstown

O’CONNOR, Hugh (Mill Lane, Palmerstown, Dublin 20) July 28th., 2020 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at Marymount Care Centre.  Beloved husband of Nuala and dear father of Ronan, Maeve, Declan, Nuala, Aoife, Úna and the late Nessa; sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings and to protect our most vulnerable family members and our friends, a private family funeral will take place. People are welcome to join the private funeral Mass for Hugh on Friday July 31st at 10 am by following this LINK. We look forward to meeting everyone at a Memorial Service for Hugh where we will honour his life at a later date.

Those who would have liked to attend the funeral; but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave your personal message by or condolence below.


“May serenity circle on silent wings and catch the whisper of the winds”

- Chief Joseph, Nez Pérce.

“They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind”

- Tuscarora Indian proverb.

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Guss and Cait O’ConnellFriend

It is with great regret that I learned today of the death of Hugh. All of us in Palmerstown and beyond owe Hugh a huge debt for his commitment to our heritage and environment. I will miss his wisdom and dedication. To Nuala and his family we extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Hugh will be sorely missed. May his huge soul rest in peace.

Fiona KerriganGranddaughter

I am deeply saddened by the loss of our Daideo and terribly upset that I can’t be there to celebrate his life with my family. My heart aches for Mamó, my Mam, my aunts & uncles and the rest of the family. I was fortunate enough to see him when I was home from Canada in January. As I hugged him goodbye, for what would be the last time, he told me to “Enjoy Life”. He was full of stories, quick jokes and a passion for history. I still laugh at the silly jokes; “I’m hungry,” “Hello hungry, I’m Hugh.”
I hope he is at peace as we celebrate his life on Friday. Slán go fóill Daideo. Grá, Fiona