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RICHARD F. O'CONNOR

O'CONNOR, Richard F. "Dick" 86 years of age, of Charlestown, February 24, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Marie E. (Condon) O'Connor. Devoted father of Elizabeth and her husband Russell Klokeid of Perth, Western Australia, Michael & Patricia O'Connor of No. Andover, Marie & Patrick Sweeney of Melrose, Thomas & Karen O'Connor of Arlington, Richard O'Connor of Charlestown & the late Sean O'Connor. Devoted brother of Agnes Doherty & George "Pudgie" O'Connor both of Charlestown and the late William "Bill", Patrick "Dada", John "Jack" Edward "Chickenlegs" O'Connor, Joan LaVallee and Brother Bertrand O'Connor O.P. Loving Pa to Nora, Ryan, Maria, Elizabeth, Stephen, Cameron, Connor, Kristin, Brendan, Brien, Sean M., Daniel, Sean R., and Patrick. Relatives & friends are invited to attend Dick's Funeral on Saturday at 9 A.M. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St. CHARLESTOWN, followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church 55 Warren St., Charlestown at 10:30 A.M. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 P.M. in the funeral home. A WWII Naval Veteran of the Seventh Fleet, South Pacific. After his military service he worked as a Longshoreman on the Boston waterfront Local # 799. Dick joined the Boston Police Department where he was a patrolman from 1950-1959 and later promoted to detective. In 1965 Dick became employed by the Federal Government in the Treasury Department, later transferring to the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, ultimately retiring as the head of the New England Organized Crime Task Force. Upon retiring he became the Director of Public Safety at the Bunker Hill Community College. A proud member of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association and a lifelong active member of St. Mary's Parish in Charlestown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dick's memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn, MA 01801. For obituary, directions & onlinecondolences, www.carrfuneral.com.
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Published in The Boston Globe from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2013
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