O’Connor Morturary

Since 1898, O’Connor Mortuary has been honored by the families of Southern California who have trusted us to care for their loved ones.

Therefore, we believe the most valuable thing we own cannot be seen or touched – it’s the willingness of those we have served to recommend our mortuary to family and friends.

Advance Funeral Planning

Plan Well … Leave Well

Becky Lomaka

O’Connor Mortuary FD 1293

A Death has Occurred

When a death occurs, the order in which things need to be done often depends on where the death occurred. But, one thing should always be remembered: your heightened emotional state upon the death of a loved one. That’s why we suggested that you ask a friend for help – someone who is more able to think clearly, and give you the support you need.

Our staff members are experienced professionals who can provide much of the information you need, emotional support and compassionate guidance.

While you may ask the director any questions at this time, you will be able to discuss the arrangements in detail later when you meet in person. During this initial call, the funeral director will gather information to be able to bring your loved one to the funeral home.

The funeral director may ask you several questions, including whether your loved one made any pre-arrangements. The director will also schedule a date and time for you to meet at the funeral home and will let you know what you should bring with you.

Trusted Funerals and Cremations

Family owned and operated, our goal is to offer value and comport while providing dignified and meaningful ceremonies to all families.

Our responsibility is to expand this genuine commitment to excellence by providing an experienced, highly trained, and caring staff to meet the needs of our ever-changing community.  There are many aspects of our mortuary that set us apart.

 Here are 10 things we think you should know about us . . . 

  1. We are family-owned and operated
  2. Respect for diversity
  3. Fair and reasonable prices
  4. Elegant, comfortable surroundings
  5. Extraordinary commitment
  6. Rapid response
  7. Emphasis on community involvement
  8. We own and operate our on-site crematory
  9. Care for your financial need
  10. Our guarantee to you

The Benefits of Planning Ahead

 “Some things you do with your family, and some things you do for your family.”

Planning for end-of-life in advance will give you control on how you will be remembered and will lift the burden of those difficult decisions from your family. Giving them time to support one another, share their memories and celebrate your life is a gift only you can give.

 

 


O’Connor Mortuary, established in 1898, is one of California’s most preferred family-owned funeral, burial and cremation providers. We serve all of central and south Orange County with locations in Laguna Hills, Irvine and San Juan Capistrano. Our professionals are specially trained to gently shepherd you and those you care about through the critical first steps of this journey. Healing and meaningful events don’t happen by accident and one style does not fit all. Whether planning in advance or at the time of need, we are here for you any hour of the day or night.

 

Becky Lomaka, MA | Director of Community Development

Becky holds her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and is working towards her specialty certification in Thanatology (death education). She signed on at O’Connor in 2013 with a determined passion to bring education, encouragement, and validation to the professional and volunteer communities who care for the dying. Becky believes that “Education is our most powerful tool in our efforts to help the community learn more about how to cope with death and the journey of grief after loss.” Through quarterly workshops, seminars and in-service programs, Becky is spreading awareness and changing grief-care for the better.