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Christine Marie O'Connor

March 17, 1967 — December 13, 2021

Christine (Chrissy) Marie O'Connor 54 of Plymouth, WI passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on December 13. Chrissy was born in Kankakee, IL on St. Paddy's Day in 1967 to Patricia (Michl) and Robert Swinford.

She was a 1985 graduate of Central High School of Clifton and still has many dear friends in the area. Chrissy married Phil O'Connor in Chebanse in 1990. Over the years, Chrissy worked as an airline customer service agent. She also ran an in-home daycare leaving a positive impact on a lot of children. Chrissy's biggest passion and crowning achievement is raising sons. She helped them grow from kids to young men of whom Chrissy and Phil are very proud. Chris loved to travel and was able to see the sights in twenty-five countries. From the time they were little, the boys accompanied Chris and Phil on most of their travels. She was also an avid reader, sharing that love with her husband. Chrissy had a kind and generous heart and was always willing and able to help others even if it took twenty-two hours of flying to be there for them. She had a way of making people comfortable around her and was a superlative hostess.

Chrissy is survived by husband Phil, sons Damon (Leith Li) and Ian. She is also survived by two brothers, Mark Swinford (Laurie) of Chebanse and Alan Swinford (Robin) of Manteno. Chrissy also left behind many nieces and nephews whom she treasured.

Chrissy was predeceased by her parents Pat and Bob Swinford.

A Visitation will be held at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, IL on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 PM.

Online memorial donations may be made in Christine's name to the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, WI at

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

2:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern time)

Knapp Funeral Home - Clifton

415 N Main St, Clifton, IL 60927

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