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Thomas O'Connor

December 18, 1931 — August 18, 2020

Thomas W. O’Connor Sr. 88, of Whitman, Ma formerly of Norwell, Ma. passed away peacefully at his home after a brief illness on Tuesday August 18th, 2020.
Tom was the devoted and loving husband of 53 years, to the late Catherine A. (Kelly) O’Connor.
Tom is survived by his loving children Nancy Follett and her husband Alan of North Attleboro, Ma.  Thomas O’Connor Jr. and his wife Lisa of Carver, Ma. and Eileen Lanza and her husband Stephen Sr. of Whitman Ma. Loving grandfather to Stephen Lanza Jr. and his wife Samantha, Daniel Follett and his wife Darlene, Kevin Lanza and his wife Hope, Kerrie Follett, Andrew Lanza, Bridget and Catherine O’Connor, and the late Amy Follett. Loving great grandfather to Nora and Aria Follett. He was also survived by his many nieces and nephews known lovingly as Uncle Skip.
Tom is also survived by his loving brother Eric Fiedler of Shelton, CT and Tom’s caring sister-in-law Alice Flynn and her husband Thomas of West Yarmouth, Ma.

Tom was born December 18th, 1931 to the late Frances M. (Fiedler) and William E. O’Connor of Norwalk, CT. Tom graduated from highschool from Fairfield Prep of Fairfield, CT., served 4 years in the United States Navy as a radar technician, was a veteran of the Koren War, and earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering at Northeastern University of Boston Ma. Tom worked as an Electrical Engineer for Raytheon in Quincy, Ma. for 36 years. After retiring Tom also worked several years at Ridder Farm Learning Center in East Bridgewater, Ma.

Tom was an incredible athlete and enjoyed playing many sports including baseball, softball, bowling and was an avid golfer. He also coached for many years for Norwell Little League Baseball. He also was a devoted Catholic and served as an usher at Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman, Ma. Tom was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross PO Box 37839 Boone, IA 50037-0839 or www.redcross.org/donate

Funeral services will be private due to Covid 19 Pandemic restrictions.

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