Francis Edward O'Connor of Keene and Sewall's Point, Fla., died peacefully in his home in Keene, New York on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
Son of Andrew and Hannah (Bresnahan) O'Connor, he was born in Chicago on February 8, 1918. He was predeceased by his wife of more than 70 years, Esther, and his great-granddaughter, Grace O'Connor Angerame.
He leaves behind two daughters and their husbands, Janice and Bill Loud
of Hobe Sound, Florida and Maureen and Dan Deighan of Sewall's Point, Fla. and Keene, New York; one grandson in Virginia, Timothy Pollachioli, his wife Laura and two sons Anthony and Phillip; and two granddaughters, Bridget O'Connor Angerame and her husband Danny and Chantal O'Connor De Villena, her husband Bert and son Asher; as well as a niece and her husband, Mary Eileen and Milton Raybould, all living in Texas.
He received his law degree at DePaul University, Chicago and his MBA at the University of Chicago. He was employed by Chicago Title and Trust Company as Executive Vice President and President of the Trust Division. He was a member of St. Joseph parish in Stuart, Fla. and St. Brendan parish in Keene.
He and Esther were members of the Arts Council of Martin County Florida since its beginning and supported many of their programs, especially Art is Everywhere.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father John Yonkovig at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 14 at St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Keene.
Memorial donations made be made to the Arts Council, 80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996.
The M. B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements.
Relatives and friends are invited to share a story, prayer or leave online condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.