William Patrick Connors(1942 - 2014)

SPARTA - William Patrick Connors, 71, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at Newton Medical Center.

William was born and lived in Hoboken before moving to Sparta in 1974. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Peter's College with a Bachelor of Science. He taught for more than 30 years in the Hoboken Public Schools. Bill was an avid tennis player, skier and golfer and had a lifelong love of basketball. He was a member of the Lake Mohawk Country Club, Lake Mohawk Golf Club, and a former member of the Lake Mohawk Tennis Club.

William is survived by his beloved wife, Suzanne (Halpin) Connors; devoted father of Billy and his wife, Mildred, Debby Connors, Katie Duthaler and her husband, Bob, and Tim and his wife, Jill. Loving grandfather of R.J., Sean, Erin, Patrick, Abigail, Yesenia and Jamie. He also is survived by his siblings: George Connors, Mary Beth Wilson and Genevieve Kirwin.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 294 Sparta Ave., Sparta. Interment will follow at Sparta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to The . Condolences may be sent to www.goblefuneral.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 25, 2014