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John E. O'Connor

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John E. O'Connor

AGE: 78 • Little Silver

John E. O'Connor, 78 from Little Silver, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in New York City to the late Edward and Mary O'Connor.

John was a graduate of Baruch College with a degree in Economics and Finance. He was hired to be the Pension Director for IBEW Local 3 by Harry Van Ardsdale.

After working as the Pension Director, John received a scholarship to Cornell University where he earned his Master's Degree.

In 1972, he left the electrical industry and joined The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company as a Financial Advisor. John proudly served his clients for 40 years with the utmost of dedication and retired in 2012.

John was a communicant of St. James Church. He loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends always with a smile that lit up any room.

John was predeceased by his first wife Paula O'Connor in 1991, as well as his only brother Patrick. He is survived by his beloved wife Joan Merrick O'Connor of 21 years, his loving children Paul (Kelley), Claire O'Connor, Allison Laurion(Lawrence), Lauren Dohrenwend (Charles) and Craig Pugliese (Jennifer). Also, his 13 adoring grandchildren, Jack, Dillon, Connor, Mackenzie, Emma, Kiera, Henry, George, Audrey, Lila, Clara, Luca and Ellis.

Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Wednesday July 5, 2017 at John Day Funeral Home in Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Church, Red Bank, on Thursday July 6, 2017 at 10 am, with interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in John's name to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, P.O. Box 32141, New York, N.Y. 10087-2141.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on July 2, 2017
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