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Yvonne Marie O'Connor

July 1, 1966 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 53)

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Yvonne Marie O’Connor


     It is with a heavy heart, we must announce that Yvonne O’Connor died suddenly and peacefully in her sleep on February 1, 2020.  Her list of things to do and recipes out for the Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes she was to bring to the Super Bowl party, were waiting on the counter to be made.  We called her the “List Lady” as she was always planning and preparing for some function or party that she was either helping coordinate, attending, or throwing herself.  Yvonne loved to bake and her infamous cookies, pies, sausage bread, cream puffs, turtle cheesecake… (the list goes on and on) will be sorely missed.

     Yvonne was born July 1, 1966, the “baby” of six children born to Anthony and Patricia Escover (deceased).  She attended St. Martins of Tours, and St. Francis High School, Class of ’84.

     Yvonne was an extremely proud mother of her only son, Joseph Tralongo, a mechanical Engineer graduate, who recently moved to the San Diego area to be closer to her.

     She married the LOVE of her Life, John O’Connor in May of 2005.  Her “Teddy Bear” that could HUG his way to make everything better.  Thanks to John, Yvonne became a college football fan of Notre Dame, creating rituals for every game and proudly displaying “The Fighting Irish” on everything.  Her favorite holiday was St. Patrick’s Day — married to John Patrick O’Connor – how could it not be?  She was just beginning to plan their 15-year wedding anniversary celebration.

     Yvonne began her banking career at a young age, moving up the ranks from teller to eventually VP and Business Support Consultant for Community Banking.   Her career at Wells Fargo spanned 30+ years and she was proud of the fact that the Stagecoach logo was one of the most recognized logos in the world.  Her office was decorated in the murals that she helped create, piggy banks of stage coaches, and stuffed Clydesdales horses.  She was the personal banking support for so many family members and friends.

     Yvonne and John had recently embarked on the American dream, selling their San Jose home and moving south to San Marcos for a quieter life.  She loved the new location, and enjoyed their neighborhood, pool, and the amazing weather.  Always the perfect hostess, she gladly opened up her “Casita” to whoever wanted to come visit.  She was a vital part of the “Clan” – Chris, Denise, Jan, and Lora, plus numerous new neighbors and friends that had just begun to see how special she was.

     Yvonne’s smile and compassionate spirit will be forever missed by her loving husband, John, her son, Joey, John’s son, Brian, her beloved “Cooper” (dog) and her siblings Cathy, David (deceased)/Denise, Lorraine, Janette, and Joan …as well as her 14 nieces and nephews and every group or organization that she brought cheer and laughter to.  The void will never go away, but the memories will live on forever.  A Saint Patrick’s Day celebration and memorial of her life will be held on March 14, 2020 at 1 pm at the home of Cathy & Randy Warshawsky, 1401 Saint Francis Dr., San Jose, CA.

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