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1946 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Richard T. O'Connor, 68, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 surrounded by his family at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He was born in Milford, Conn. on Aug. 3, 1946 to James and Katherine (Schneider) O'Connor. He attended Oral School in Mystic, Conn. for his early years before graduating from American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. in 1966. He was a gentle and kind-hearted man, known as an extremely hard worker who took great pride in his work. He was a dedicated father and did everything possible for his children. He loved sharing stories and his collectibles with his grandchildren. Richard was a loved and well-respected employee of Price Chopper for 38 years. He also enjoyed gardening, carpentry, and spending time with his family. Richard was very involved with advocating for the deaf and the mentally challenged. He served on the Disability Committee for the City of Pittsfield, the Western Mass Task Force for DSS and the Pittsfield Athletic & Social Club for the Deaf. He is survived by: Daughter Angela O'Connor of Biddeford; Maine, two sons: Richard T. O'Connor and his wife, Lynn of Lyman, Maine; Michael O'Connor of Biddeford, Maine; three grandchildren: Ryley, Jordan and Chloe O'Connor of Lyman, Maine; one sister, Marie Funteral of Milford, Conn.; two brothers: William O'Connor and James O'Connor both of Milford, Conn. and Life Partner; Mary Beers of Milford, Conn. A memorial mass will be held in his honor on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Pittsfield, Mass. with a reception to follow at The Fairways at The "A" 303 Crane Ave Pittsfield, MA. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 24, 2014
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