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OCONNOR, Claire D. (Flynn) Formerly a longtime resident of Westwood passed away peacefully on February 14, 2014 at the age of 92. Claire was born in Jersey City, NJ to M. Vincent and Hazel Flynn. She met and married the love of her life, Joseph, just before he left for WWII. They settled in Westwood in 1958. Claire was a full time mother and then worked at Factory Mutual Engineering of Norwood. She also volunteered at Norwood Hospital. The absolute joys in her life were her three granddaughters. She cherished them every day. In her early years she enjoyed swimming at Hale Reservation, golf & tennis, and trips to Cape Cod. Claire spent her later years living with her son and grandchildren in Norton. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. OConnor. She was the loving mother of Maureen OConnor of Carlsbad, CA, Thomas OConnor of Norwood, MA and Robert OConnor and his wife Nancy of Norton, MA. The devoted and compassionate "Nana" to Meghan, Bryanna, and Michayla OConnor. Sister of the late Alice Volland, she leaves behind 2 nephews. She also leaves the wonderful staff at Marian Manor of Taunton who will miss her singing and laughs. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St. (off Route 109) Westwood on Thursday morning Feb. 20th from 8:30 9:30am. Following the visitation a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Denis Church, Westwood at 10am. Interment at New Westwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Claires name to Behavioral Associates of MA The Halcyon Center, 20 Townsend Rd., Unit A, Attleboro, MA 02703 to benefit her granddaughters program. Holden-Dunn-Lawler
Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 16, 2014
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