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Mary Louise Wilson

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Mary Louise Wilson Obituary
Mary Louise Wilson

Mary Louise O'Connor Wilson, of Morris Township, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016. She was 83 years old.

Mary Louise was born in New York City, New York. In 1954, she married Richard R. O'Connor, a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge, who died in 1989.

Mary Louise, guided by her faith, led an active life in charity and politics. She was the State Chairman of the 1971 New Jersey Symphony Ball in Newark and the former President of the Women's Committee of the New Jersey Symphony. She served on the Diocese of Newark's Archbishop's Board and the Mother Seton Guild. Mary Louise was also a volunteer at the Immaculate Conception Church, The Pingry School, St. Elizabeth Hospital and St. Benedict's Preparatory School. She was a special guest at the 1984 Democratic Convention.

Mary Louise married Andy I. Wilson, Major General (Ret. U.S. Army), in 1997 and they settled in Little Silver, New Jersey. Mary Louise and Andy traveled the world together. She loved sharing her adventures and experiences with her family and friends. She had a wonderful, compassionate spirit, a terrific sense of humor and a love of family and life.

She is survived by two sons, Richard R. O'Connor, Jr. and Martin B. O'Connor, II, daughter-in-law Jane Sarkin O'Connor and her grandchildren Katherine S. O'Connor, Richard R. O'Connor, III, Robert I. O'Connor, Lauren B. O'Connor, Ryan W. O'Connor and Reed M. O'Connor.

She was predeceased by her husband Andy I. Wilson and her brothers William Murray and Robert Murray.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2016 from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at August F. Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home, 139 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey with Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ the King, 16 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to St. Benedict's Preparatory School (, Wounded Warrior Project ( or a .
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 5, 2017
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