06-23-2012, 09:54 AM #1
Kerry O'Connor feisty Don Pedros waitress RIP
Kerry O’Connor, the sassy waitress/manager at Don Pedros, died Friday, June 22.
Miguel Alvarez said she had been a part of the staff for 10 years and that he and his father, Pedro, were saddened by her sudden death.
I wrote about her in my column in the Walton Sun several years ago. She was a spitfire, challenging the norm for waitresses, as she dished out insults, bantered with regulars and frequently shocked first time visitors with her comments.
But she was one of the kindest and most caring people I’ve known. She noticed the little things -- like a bandage indicating a recent blood draw, the loss of weight or change in diet – that would elicit concern and a promise that she would pray for the customer.
Miguel is planning a gathering at the restaurant to honor and remember her. Details to be announced.
06-23-2012, 11:17 AM #2
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06-23-2012, 12:36 PM #3
Kerry was also known as "Outlaw". She was our regular waitress for our Emmaus Reunion group which has met at Don Pedros on Fridays for years. We are deeply saddened by her sudden death and will miss her greatly.
06-23-2012, 01:35 PM #4
OMG! We just saw her earlier in the week. She said she felt terrible and was going to the doctor as soon as she got off. I am so sad. She was truly a character and a delight to interact with.
06-24-2012, 09:11 AM #5
I am told there will be a memorial at Pedros on Sunday July 1st at 3pm.
06-25-2012, 05:20 PM #6
She will be missed.
06-29-2012, 10:25 AM #7
The memorial for Kerry will be Sunday, July 1 at 3 p.m. at Don Pedros.
07-05-2012, 06:26 PM #8
I knew Kerry from Don pedros...great girl. But my friend Carolyn and her were friends for many many years. It was very hard on carolyn......she misses her dearly. Kerry was a great person......she will be missed by MANY! SHES IN A BETTER PLACE THOUGH....