a retired attorney and resident of Port Washington, New York, passed away on November 6th, 2017, surrounded by his family. Born in New York City, he was a graduate of Canterbury School, Princeton University and Yale Law School. He began his legal career in 1964 with Cravath, Swain & Moore and subsequently served as a partner in Wickes, Riddell, Bloomer, Jacobi & McGuire. He joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as a partner in 1979, retiring as Senior Counsel in 2015. He specialized in Trusts and Estates law and related fields and was a member of several professional associations. His public and community service includes service as a Trustee and President of Canterbury School, Director and President of the Lucerna Fund, a non-profit organization serving the sight impaired, President of the Port Washington Community Chest and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of The New York Botanical Garden. He also served as a Trustee of the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust and a Director of Publishers Clearing House. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Suzanne H. O'Connor, his children, Kathleen Donovan (John), Denis O'Connor (Tricia), and Cynthia Gamble (Paul), eight grandchildren and three great-grand- children. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph A. O'Connor, Jr. and two nephews. A memorial reception will be held at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club on December 8th from 12pm-3pm. A memorial service will be held at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT at a date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Suzanne H. O'Connor Fund at Hospice Care Network, hospicecarenetwork.org
Published by New York Times on Nov. 11, 2017.