O'CONNOR--William B.,

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.
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Bill, it is always a shock to see one of these things. God speed. The Good Lord will enjoy your presence. My sincere condolences to your family.
Luis Midence III '57
November 15, 2017
Sending love and deepest condolences to all the family and friends from the Delano Family. Bill was such a wonderful guy and we have great memories of our times with him over so many years. We know he will be sorely missed here on earth but his love for all of you will last forever. As our dear departed mother, Georgia would say, "Love forever".
Laura Delano
November 14, 2017
A real Gentleman. Wonderful husband and father. He will be missed. love All the Jerry Donovan's
Martha Donovan
November 13, 2017
I remember many happy times that our family shared with Bill, and with Suzy, Katy, Denis and Cindy during the years we were neighbors in Port Washington. I extend my sympathy to all the O'Connor family.
William L Leonard
November 11, 2017
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