Connor I. Roche, 25, of Oak Park, died on Aug. 16, 2014 after a seven-month battle with brain cancer. A 2003 graduate of St. Giles School, 2007 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, and a 2012 graduate of Columbia College Chicago, he was a guitarist and member of the band Nude Intruder with fellow OPRF friends. A staff member at Blue Man Group Chicago, he had aspirations to become a Blue Man.
Connor Roche was the son of Mark and Patrice (nee Harrigan); the brother of Geryn and Carrie Roche; the grandson of Rita and the late Jack Harrigan and the late Dick and Gerry Roche; and the nephew, cousin and friend of many.
Family and friends gathered at St. Giles Church and FitzGerald’s on Aug. 23 to say farewell.
In lieu of flowers, donations to sweetrelief.org or the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at Loyola University Medical Center (loyolamedicine.org) are appreciated.