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Walter J. OConnor Jr.

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Walter J. OConnor Jr. Obituary
Walter J. "Okie" OConnor Jr., 85, Tuftonboro, N.H., formerly of Weymouth, passed away on December 7, 2017 at the VA Hospital, Brockton. He was surrounded by family and died with dignity and grace. Walter was a hard worker from a very young age. He attempted to enlist in the Army National Guard at age 14 as he was so eager to serve his nation. He eventually did enlist in the Army in 1949 when he was old enough. He served in the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1952. He married Christine the same year and they went on to have 11 children. He owned his own company, Printer Delivery Service, until 1969. He then worked as a truck driver for Yellow Freight service. He worked many other odd jobs throughout the years in order to provide for his growing family. After retirement he moved from North Weymouth to Tuftonboro, N.H. He sang in the choir at St. Katharine Drexel Parish where he made many wonderful friends. Okie enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. Catching up on the news, playing card games and socializing. He loved his grandchildren and telling a good joke. He enjoyed trips to visit his children and spending time with friends. He was devoted to his wife of 65 years. He will be greatly missed. Husband of Christine H. (Majchrzak) OConnor. Father of Gail Provencher (Gary) of Grand Haven, Mich., Robert OConnor of Hopkinton, R.I., Adele OConnor-Vernier (Joe) of Sedona, Ariz., Michael OConnor of Tuftonboro, N.H., Paul OConnor (Caroline) of Bangor, Maine, Susan Kreitman (Michael) of Charleston, S.C., James OConnor (Vikki) of Lubec, Maine, Matthew OConnor (Alicia) of Grand Rapids, Mich., Janet OConnor (David Farrell) of Abington, Valerie Desmond (Patrick) of Braintree, and the late John O Connor. Brother of Dorothy Landry (Lee) of New Orleans, La., and the late Margaret Fincher. Also survived by 19 grandchildren, a growing number of great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting hours on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from4 - 8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, North Weymouth, at 40 Sea Street (off Rte. 3A - Bicknell Square). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, prior to the funeral Mass in St. Jerome Church, Weymouth at 10:30 a.m. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities of Boston, 51 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
Published in The Weymouth News from Dec. 11 to Dec. 19, 2017
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