John P. O’Connor, age 92 of Tolland, CT, formerly of Dorchester, MA Stuart, FL, and Mansfield, CT passed away June 22nd at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston, he was raised in Dorchester and graduated from Boston Latin, Middlebury College Class of 1950 and was an Air Force Veteran of WW II and the Korean War. He had a long and successful career in Sales and Marketing working for Baird Atomic, Philips, Hubbell and Brand-Rex. In 1983 he became the Director of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center at UCONN, a position that he held until his retirement in June of 1997.
John thoroughly enjoyed golf, boating, travel and researching the O’Connor/Manning family tree and connecting with distant relatives. Beloved husband of the late Elinor M. (Tierney), Mary Jo (Harkness), and Ruth (Wilding) and is survived by his dear friend and companion Janet Holloway. Father of William J. O’Connor and his wife Patricia of Brays Island, SC, Gail A. (O’Connor) Simmons and her husband Charles of Stuart, FL, Robert E. O’Connor of Tolland, CT and Karen A. O'Connor of Killingsworth, CT. Grandfather of Lindsay, Kyle, JP, Ryan and Colin O’Connor. Brother of the late Kevin B. O'Connor and Eileen M. Barrera. Also survived by his sister in law Ann O’Connor and brother in law Dr. Sam Barrera. Relatives and friends invited to attend a funeral Mass at St. Brendan’s Church, Dorchester Thursday morning at 10. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Thursday morning prior to the mass from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Burial Mt Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.
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