HAVERHILL, MA - Eugene A. O'Connor, age 82, of Haverhill, former longtime resident of North Reading, died Sunday evening, February 4, 2018, at High Pointe House, in Haverhill, surrounded by his devoted family. He was the husband of 53 years, to the love of his life, Patricia (Silva) O'Connor.
Born in Boston, on May 5, 1935, he was the son of the late Charles Patrick, and Anastasia (Butler) O'Connor.
"Gene" was a proud veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in the 32nd Field Artillery Battalion as a truck driver during the Korean War.
After his military service, he joined the Teamsters Union Local 25 as a truck driver for WTC Airfreight, in Boston, until his retirement.
He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, camping, and gardening. He was a member of the Haverhill Rod and Gun Club where he enjoyed spending time with his grandson. As an accomplished wood carver, he created many one-of-a-kind treasurers for his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife, Patricia of Haverhill, he is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Scott, and husband, Steven Cynewski, of Amesbury, Susan Dysart, and husband, Lawrence, of Haverhill, and Linda Haefner, and husband, Robert, of Haverhill; three grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Amanda Dysart, Andrew Dysart, and Jason Haefner; his nephew, Sean O'Connor; along with extended family members, and many dear friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles O'Connor, and three sisters, Joann O'Connor, Catherine Babcock, and Patricia Baker.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Monument Square Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 334 Main Street, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his memory to either the High Pointe Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830, or to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Suite C3, Boston, MA 02118.
Published on February 5, 2018