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Sean J. Connor
December 31, 2023
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Sean J. Connor of Milton, known for his humor, friendliness, and skilled craftsmanship, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2023, at the age of 63 in Dorchester. Born in the small town of Ballygar, County Galway, Ireland, Sean's life was a testament to his enduring spirit and his ability to bring joy and laughter to those around him.
Sean's journey began in the rolling green landscapes of Ballygar, where he was born, raised, and educated. His formative years in Ireland instilled in him a strong sense of community and the value of hard work. In 1995, Sean brought his dreams and talents to the United States, where he continued to build his life with the same passion and determination that he was known for back home.
A beloved husband, Sean is survived by his loving wife, Maryann Dirrane. Together, they created a life filled with love and mutual respect. He was a devoted and caring father to his children—Chanel Connor of Dorchester, Clarissa Connor, and Shane Connor, both of Milton. Each of them carries a piece of Sean's legacy in their hearts and will continue to honor his memory through their lives.
Sean leaves behind a loving family in Ireland, his sisters Margaret Kelly and her husband Tom, Noreen Mcloughlin and her husband Michael, Mary Kelly and her husband Joe, and his brother Andy Connor, —will remember him as the brother who always brought light into their lives. Though they mourn his passing, they find comfort in the memories of laughter and moments shared. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews in Ireland. His late sister, Breda Connor, along with his late parents Martin and Mary-Kate Connor, and his late nieces Carol, Tina and his late grand-nephew Joey, no doubt welcomed him with open arms on the other side.
His late mother-in-law Nora Dirrane of Dorchester, will also greet him in heaven. Sean will be missed by his father-in-law Brian C. Dirrane and brother-in-law Brian P. Dirrane , both of Dorchester.
Professionally, Sean was a master carpenter. Woodworking was not just a job but a calling. He took great pride in his work, and his hands shaped wood into pieces of art that stand as a testament to his skill and attention to detail. His legacy lives on in the homes and hearts of those who had the privilege of witnessing his craft.
Sean will be remembered as a true gentleman with an infectious sense of humor. His ability to make anyone laugh was a gift he freely shared, brightening the days of those he encountered, especially in Adams Village, where he greeted friends with warmth and wit. A wide circle of friends will miss his presence, his jokes, and the happiness he spread so effortlessly.
A man of many interests, Sean enjoyed watching sports and was often found playing Keno, and chatting in Adams Village where he made many friends. He loved a good scratch ticket. He also enjoyed sharing winning picks for horse racing with his friends and family. His love for animals knew no bounds, with a special place in his heart for horses and cats.
To say that Sean was funny, friendly, and handy would be an understatement. He was a beacon of light in the lives of those who knew him and a charismatic personality in his community. His laughter was a melody that will echo in the hearts of his family and friends forever.
Whether it was making small talk over coffee, enjoying dinners, or binging late night TV shows with his family, he made every moment with those around him special. His compassion and empathy weren't just reserved for family; he extended those qualities to strangers as well.
Sean was the kind of person you could always count on; often doing last-minute favors and carpentry jobs. His genuine care for others always shone through. A true Irishman to his core.
As we bid farewell to Sean J. Connor, we celebrate a life lived with vigor and generosity. His stories will be told, his jokes will be repeated, and his kindness will continue to be felt. Though he has left this world, his spirit remains a guiding force for all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Let’s honor not just the skilled hands that shaped wood but the passionate heart that shaped lives. His ability to blend work, humor, & kindness, leaves us with an inspiring legacy.
Sean's family will hold him in their hearts until the end of time, and his memory will be cherished by all who were lucky enough to cross paths with him. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered, and Sean J. Connor will be just that—a beautiful memory, a laughter in the wind, and a smile in the sun. Rest in peace, dear Sean, until we meet again.
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Wednesday January 10th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church Milton Thursday morning January 11th at 10:30 am. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sean's memory to the Irish Pastoral Centre 15 Rita Rd Boston, MA 02124.