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William E. Connor

AGE: 87 • Belmar

William E. Connor, 87, of Belmar, passed away on March 15th at Care One in Wall Twp. Bill was born in the Bronx, NY. He spent a part of his youth at the woody Crest Home for Boys. He worked as young boy for the concession stands at movie houses all over New York City. Bill then enlisted early in the United States Army where he proudly served. He studied at City College of New York before taking a job in the banking business at Morgan Guarantee Trust Company in Manhattan, where he met his wife Henrietta.

Bill lived in Fort Lee before moving to Belmar full time in 1972. Eventually Bill left the banking business for the hardware business, and became the owner of Taylor Hardware in Belmar in 1978. He was a member of the Belmar Elks Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Belmar Chamber of Commerce and the Jumping Brook Golf Club. Bill was also Charter member of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore and along with his son Joe, was honored as Irishman of the year in 2014.

In all of his life, Bill made friends wherever he went. He always remembered their names and many things about people. He was known for giving great advice and treating everyone in his life with respect. He always wanted everything to be "fair and square".

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Henrietta Ann Connor, his son Joseph and his wife Donna of Wall Twp., his daughter Maria Golding and her husband Richard of Shark River Hills, his grandchildren, Jake Connor, Gabriella Connor, Samantha Golding and Thomas Golding and his brother, Robert Connor.

Visitation will be on Monday March 20th from 4 to 7 pm at the Reilly Bonner Funeral Home, 801 D Street, Belmar, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am at Saint Rose of Lima RC church, Belmar. Committal will follow at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE, 68010, or the Belmar First Aid Squad, PO Box 636, Belmar NJ 07719,would be appreciated. For further information or to send condolences to the family, please visit reillybonnerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 18, 2017
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