William T. "Chuck" Connor III, 68
OAKHAM - William T. "Chuck" Connor III, 68, of Oakham died peacefully at home Wednesday, March 22, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.
He leaves his wife of 41 years, Carol J. (Guihan) Connor; his daughter, Jillian Connor, his granddaughter Annabelle Magill, both of Oakham; two sisters, Margaret Fedyk and her husband Michael of Worcester, and Nancy Gilmartin of Aurora, Ontario, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.
His son William T. Connor IV died in 1998 and his daughter Kerry Jane Connor died in 1982.
Chuck was born in Worcester, son of the late William T. Connor Jr. and Helen (Dagilis) Connor. He has lived in Oakham since 1984.
Chuck was a graduate of Worcester South High School and Worcester State University.
Chuck was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in Vietnam with a Navy Construction Battalion. As a Seabee in Vietnam, he received many decorations including the Combat Action Ribbon.
After working several years with the Worcester School Department, Chuck became a police officer with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, where he worked for more than 20 years before retiring.
Chuck was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was active with Vietnam Veterans for the Community.
Chuck loved the great outdoors. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying both hunting and fishing. He also liked to grow vegetables and flora at his home.
Calling hours are Sunday, March 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral service will be Monday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Oakham.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester 01605.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2017.