RYE — Thomas Francis Connors Jr., 90, of 3 Rands Lane, Rye, died after a short illness on Monday, June 25, 2012, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
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Born in Portsmouth on October 18, 1921, he was the son of Thomas F. Connors Sr. and Mary Agnes (Murphy) Connors and was a resident of Portsmouth for most of his life. He graduated from St. Patrick School. He was a graduate of Portsmouth High School Class of 1939.
Tom served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he participated in the battle of Iwo Jima. He was called to duty and served in the Korean War.
He was an Insurance Agent for John Hancock Insurance Company and was a member of the President's Club.
In his younger years he enjoyed golfing and in later years watching baseball. In all his years he loved his ancestral homeland of Ireland and his remaining relatives in Glencar, County Kerry.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years Virginia E. (Scribner) Connors, his daughters Diane Connors M.D. and husband Murray Rothberg M.D. of Spring Lake, NJ; Lisa Connors and husband Donald Lorenzet of Rye, his granddaughters Caroline VanWyk, Julia Lorenzet, a great-granddaughter Sophie VanWyk, and a sister Mary Stone of Florida.
He was predeceased by his sisters Josephine and Emily Connors and brothers John and Timothy Donald Connors.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 28th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State Street, Portsmouth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 29th at 10 a.m. at Saint Theresa Church, 875 Central Road, Rye Beach. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Saint Patrick School 125 Austin Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
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Published in Fosters from June 27 to June 28, 2012