Marlborough – Robert W. O”Connor Jr., 79, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 after a long period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Lucy (Scontsas) O”Connor who died in February of this year. They were married for 54 years.
He was born in Cambridge, the son of the late Robert W. Sr. and Antoinette (Carceo) O”Connor, and lived in Marlborough for 51 years.
Mr. O”Connor worked as a salesman for many years. He worked for many companies in this area, including Commonwealth Builders, Better Electric, and Percy's, for whom he worked the longest. He loved spending time at the beach and enjoying the ocean with his children and grandchildren, who were the biggest joy in his life. He was a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Church
He is survived by one son, Robert W. O”Connor III and his wife Patricia Bursaw O”Connor of Hyannis; one daughter, Patty McGuire and her husband Bruce of Marlborough; one brother, Leonard O”Connor and his wife Maryann of Norwell; two grandchildren, Mickey and Molly McGuire of Marlborough; and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Thursday, May 2, at 8:00 a.m., from the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St. Burial will be at a later date. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held Wednesday, May 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or the Bone Marrow Transplant Fund, c/o Dr. Thomas Spitzer, Mass. General Hospital, Zero Emerson Place, Boston, MA 02114.