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John F. O'Connor

AGE: 77 •

John F. O'Connor 77, of Spring Lake, NJ died Monday, February 29, 2016 at Jersey Shore Univ. Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. He was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School, Manhattan College, and the University ty of Pennsylvania. John was an engineer for the US Army at Fort Monmouth until his retirement. John lived in Freehold before moving to Spring Lake and most recently moving to Elizaville, NY. John was a coach of Little League and CYO Basketball for his children. He was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold, NJ and St. Catharine Church in Spring Lake.

He was an avid baseball fan, and was a season ticket holder of the NY Mets and NY Yankees. Since his youth, John loved to spend summers hiking and camping in the Catskills and later in the Hudson Valley at the Twin Lakes. There he shared days by the lake and campfires at night with his wife, sister and brother-in-law, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. He was a pro at organizing pick-up basketball and softball games.

John was predeceased by his beloved wife Lenore G. O'Connor in 2008. Surviving are his loving children; John O'Connor and his wife Megan of Metuchen, NJ, Timothy O'Connor and his wife Alice of Freehold, Regina Majercak and her husband John of Wayne, PA, Margo O'Connor and Stephen Hirsch of Spring Lake Hts., NJ, Matthew O'Connor and Bridget Finnegan of Wall, NJ, and a sister Patricia Quinn and her late husband Patrick Quinn of New Hyde Park, NY. He also leaves 10 grandchildren; Molly, Bridget, Jack, Sarah, Emma, Evan, Grace, Nora, Henry and Dylan.

Visitation will be Wednesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, 10 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, 16 McLean St. Freehold. Burial will follow in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold. For more information or to send condolences please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 1, 2016
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