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Kevin O'Connor - When the Family Business is a Funeral Home

Episode Summary

Funeral homes play a crucial role in our communities, offering essential services that guide families through the difficult process of saying goodbye to their loved ones. But have you ever wondered how the families who own and operate these businesses truly feel about their vocation? Join Anne as she speaks with Kevin O'Connor about the profound and moving themes of his book, "Two Floors Above Grief." This memoir was created to explore the experiences of people in the funeral industry, including their joys and challenges, to extract lessons that can be relevant in today's world! Stay tuned!

Episode Notes

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About Kevin:

Kevin O’Connor is the author of "Two Floors Above Grief" He enjoys chronicling the stories of families and friends through tracing genealogical histories and writing. His prior writing includes a dissertation, personal letters, articles, anthologies, and presentations delivered at conferences, seminars, and webinars. He brings people together personally and professionally. Collaborating with friends and relatives, he plans family and class reunions. He sings and performs in theaters and is active with SMART Ride, a bicycling group that rides annually from Miami to Key West, raising funds for HIV awareness, treatment, and education.

Kevin was an elementary teacher, principal, professor, and curriculum coordinator in California, Illinois, and Florida from 1973 to 2020. He authored content and provided training in areas including support for substitute teachers, LGBTQ advocacy, and Sexual Health/Family Life. Kevin resides in Ft. Lauderdale with his husband, Leon. Their family includes five sons and seven granddaughters.


Connect with Kevin O'Connor!

Website: https://kevinoconnorauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevin.oconnor2

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/twofloorsabovegrief/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmoconnor/

Check out Kevin’s book, Two Floors Above Grief: A Memoir of Two Families in the Unique Place We Called Home, on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BMZ5P3RF


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