MADISON-Joseph Creed O’Connor passed away unexpectedly at home of heart complications on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.

He was born on April 8, 1982, in Fairfield, Calif., the son of Steven and Mamie (Wegman) O’Connor. A lifelong resident of Madison, Creed was very kind and generous to all. He loved to be at Squaw Bay, the family cottage on Lake Superior. Creed graduated from Madison East High School in 2000, where he proudly lettered in wrestling and football. He climbed the highest mountain in Ireland, Brandon Peak on the Dingle Peninsula, and enjoyed travelling everywhere. He especially loved curling as a member of the Arlington Curling Club. Creed worked at the U.S. Courthouse for six years, and most recently for Massey’s Landscaping in Middleton.

He is survived by his parents, Steven and Mamie; his brother, Danny; sister, Kate (Sean) Rice; brother, Tim (Jamie); nieces and nephew, Maddy, Anna, Connor, Jocelynne, and Ellana; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and his girlfriend, Ashley. Creed was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tom and Elaine Wegman of Rochester, Minn.; and paternal grandparents, Judge Daniel and Janet O’Connor of Portage.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, with Father Michael Radowicz presiding. Visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, and from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Saturday.

Memorials may be sent to Arlington Curling Club, 207 Pierce St., Arlington, WI 53911.

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

"Erin Go Bragh”

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
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