MILLBURY – Thomas S. O’Connor, 78, formerly of Dennis, MA passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, Feb 11th in UMASS Medical Center.
Tom leaves his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Ellen (Bradley) O’Connor; a daughter Maureen and her husband William Rocheleau of Worcester, his son in law Michael Erickson of Auburn, his granddaughter Elizabeth Erickson, sister in law Kathleen Lannon and her husband John of Millbury, sister in law Ann Walsh of Boylston, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He is predeceased by his parents, John and Anna (Neville) O’Connor, his daughter Susan M. Erickson, his brothers John and Patrick O’Connor, his sisters Margaret Hultgren and Patricia O’Connor.
Tom attended Worcester Boy’s Trade, then enlisted in the United States Air Force for four years. Following his military service he graduated from Becker Jr. College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Clark University. He worked many years at Parker and Harper Manufacturing. Tom then co-founded the family business, Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc., of which he was President for 25 years until retirement.
Tom enjoyed many years golfing in Florida, fishing and boating in Cape Cod Bay and traveling throughout the United States and Europe.
Tom’s family will honor and remember his life privately. Tom’s funeral service will be streamed live on Thursday, Feb. 18th at 11am.
To join the service visit Tom’s tribute page on the funeral home’s website or after that date the service will be available as a recording to view at your convenience.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or at www.heart.org