Joseph L. Connors

Troy, New York

Apr 10, 1936 – Nov 21, 2013


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Connors, Joseph L. MAYFIELD Joseph Leo Connors, 77, of Mayfield passed away on November 21, 2013. Formerly of East Norwich, Albany and Troy, Joe was a self proclaimed "accidental Chime Historian." He rang the bells at St Patrick's in Troy until the last Mass was said there in 2010. Joe...

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I just "today" received an email from Gayle of Joe's passing. I am so sorry I didn't know then. My best memory of him was when he took me way up into the Bell Tower of St. Patricks to show me all the Bells and let me ring them as I had so many times heard them through North Central. I am sure his Spirit is there to guard them. He will be so missed.

I just learned of Joe's passing and am saddened for his family and friends. Although I have not seen Joe in many years, I will never forget him. He was always very kind to me when I was a child. Whether it was teaching me to ski or shift his old postcard delivery van, Joe was a great instructor. I will never forget him or his generosity.

Joe brought chimes, all 800 of them, to the forefront as American instruments. His license plate even read CHIMER. We were privileged to know a great person.

Some bells in the tower of St. Anne's Church, Lowell, Mass., where Joe and Gayle took me.

What a devastating loss! Joe and Gayle invited me to accompany them on a "Chime Climb" in Lowell, Mass. a couple of years ago. It was a fascinating experience! Joe made a huge contribution to the knowledge of bells via his website, He was a member of the American Bell Association.

May wonderful memories of Joe help Gayle and his family at this time. His spirit will always be with you.

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. Joe loved Troy and will forever be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

Thinking of you Michael and the extended Connors family, I am so very sorry to learn of Joe's passing. Your father was an absolute delight of a man, always full of life. My deepest condolences to all of you, may happy memories help keep your Dad close in your heart and soul always.

Michele (Rivers) Baynes

Older and wiser God Bless you.

Meneely chime stand

RIP, my friend. Bells and chimes in this area and beyond ring out for you. Thank you!