Name: William K. "Ted" O'Connor
Date of Death: Sunday, February 24, 2008
Residence: Rome, New York
Obituary:William K. â€śTedâ€ť Oâ€™Connor, 78, of 115 Kossuth St., Rome, died on Monday, February 25, 2008, at St. Josephâ€™s Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Ted was born on May 27, 1929, in Rome, the son of William D. and Celeste A. Murphy Oâ€™Connor. He attended St. Aloysius Academy. On February 4, 2006, Ted was united in marriage with Linda Kirk in the Floyd Methodist Church.
Ted was employed by Laribee Wire for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1991.
Ted proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII in the European Theatre. He was a Tin Can Sailor and served on the USS Holder DD819.
He was a life member of the Rome V.F.W. Post #2246 and three-time past commander. For the last seventeen years, he served as the Treasurer. Ted was a devoted and loyal member whom will be greatly missed by all at Post #2246.
Ted was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Stanwix Veteran Menâ€™s Club, and was also a member of the American Legion Henry P. Smith Post #24.
Surviving besides his loving wife, Linda; are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Molly and Martin Pritchard, Germantown, MD, Peggy and Frank Farrell, Glendale, AZ, Chris Gouker, Phoenix, AZ, and Jamie and Robert Barnes, Alachua, FL; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry and Gwen Oâ€™Connor, Bennington, VT, Tim Oâ€™Connor, Essex Junction, VT; and Terry K. Oâ€™Connor, Florence; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Maryanne and Fred Perkins, Brownsmill, NJ, and Kathleen and Thomas Burch, Rome; and eleven grandchildren. Ted was predeceased by a brother, James Oâ€™Connor, a daughter, Jodi Oâ€™Connor, and a son, Patrick Oâ€™Connor.
Funeral services will be held at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at 12:30 PM. Interment will take place in St. Peterâ€™s Cemetery. Family and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
Services: Funeral services will be held at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at 12:30 PM. Interment will take place in St. Peterâ€™s Cemetery. Family and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
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