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Connor J. Brite

August 15, 1997 ~ June 7, 2020 (age 22)

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Connor J. Brite, 22, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Connor was born in Decatur, IN, on August 15, 1997, the son of Jeffrey A. and Stephanie A. (Ortiz) Brite.

He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School, Bellmont High School Class of 2016, and most recently completed his studies at Purdue University Ft. Wayne. While in school he worked for Angel’s Bakery in Decatur for 4 years.

Connor was a lover of music and enjoyed going to concerts. He was a huge foodie and liked watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Connor loved spending time with his friends and was known for his sarcasm and great sense of humor. He was an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Milwaukee Brewers. He loved trying different craft beers and playing dominoes (when his parents would twist his arm).

Connor is survived by his parents, Jeff and Steph Brite, sister, Allie (David) Hamel, and nephew, Dawson Hamel all of Decatur; paternal grandparents, Ed and Cathy Brite of Decatur; maternal grandparents, Richard and Olivia Ortiz of Decatur; uncles and aunts, Dave and Angie Brite, Chris and Shelly Brite, Steve and Stacey Lee, Shelley Ortiz, Scotty Hayes, Jason Hayes, Josh and Ann Ortiz and Tim Ortiz; cousins, Zach Lee, Jessica (Moriah) Le Corgan, Nola, Olivia, Roman Ortiz, Madison (Zach) Amstutz, Lauryn Brite and Clayton Brite, Emily and Noah Brite.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sandy Beery Ortiz; paternal great grandparents, John and Lucille Brite and Woodrow and Katherine Tinkham; maternal great grandparents, Donald and Dora Beery and Samuel and Herminia Ortiz.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 1:30 p.m. In honor of Connor, please wear Notre Dame gear or a concert T-shirt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Ruppert, Father Nathan Maskal and Father David Voors concelebrating. Burial will immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School

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June 12, 2020

2:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

Recitation of the Rosary
June 12, 2020

1:30 PM
Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home
225 West Adams Street
Decatur, IN 46733

Mass of Christian Burial
June 13, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
414 W. Madison St.
Decatur, IN 46733

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