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“Dear Maureen and family! We just heard about Oakie's passing. We are so sorry! We grew up together and had some great times in So. Medford! We...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jack and Elaine Iannuzzi - MA

“OakieSon, brother, husband, father, and grandfather a person who was loved byAll who were touch by knowing him always pleasant to be around.To his...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Tom & Robyn Von Kahle - Hampstead, NH

“We have your family in our hearts and prayers !!!!!With love,Lisa and Nick Pacello ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Pacelli - Charlotte, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. The Smiths - Mike, Stephanie, Connor, Avery, and Claire ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Stephanie Smith - Charlotte, NC

“Maureen, Bill & I were so sad to hear of Oakie's passing. He was such a great guy & will really be missed. You had such a great life together so I...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Janice Taylor - Peabody, MA

“Maureen , Al and family. My deepest sympathies on our loss. "Oak" was like a brother to me . We will miss him. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: GERALD MCCARTHY - HAMPTON, NH

“Maureen.....deepest sympathies on your recent loss. He will be missed by many. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Pauline Murphy - St. Petersburg, FL

“Just "Oak". Wonderful neighbor and friend. Always a smile and a beer waiting for me. You and Maureen were a pleasant surprise that feels like family....Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Shaun & Jeannette Angles - MA

“Maureen,Please accept our sincere condolences and know that "Oakie" is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Charlie and Mary McGonagle

“One of the greatest men I had the privilege of knowing in my life. I will miss him. Rest In Peace Mr Oak. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Weiss - Needham, MA

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John R. O'Connor, 74 of Andover, formerly of Stoneham died Tuesday March 7, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice of Haverhill after a lengthy illness.

Born in Medford, on August 15, 1942 he was the son of the late John W. and Rose (Lodico) O'Connor.

John served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Italian American Club of Malden, and the Woburn Lodge of Elks. He was retired telephone technician. He started his career with Bell Telephone Company and continued with many of their subsidiaries; including New England telephone, AT&T, and Lucent. He eventually retired from Melon Bank. While raising his 2 sons he was very active in the Stoneham Youth Hockey program, Little League, and Babe Ruth.

John was the beloved husband of Maureen J. (Powers) O'Connor. He was the loving father of John "Jay" O'Connor and his wife Angela of Charlotte, NC and Mark E. O'Connor and his wife Mary of Hudson, NH. He was the brother of Albert O'Connor and his wife Norine of Hampstead, NH, and Elizabeth "Betty" Bossi of Manchester, NH. John is also survived by his five grandchildren Tyler Guy and wife Lauren, John, Rilie, Jessica and Jaime O'Connor.

His funeral will be held from the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St., Stoneham on Tuesday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10 o'clock. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.