Fr. Joseph X.'s Story
Fr. Joseph X. O'Connor, O.S.A., died on June 19, 2017, at The Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 89.
He was a member of the St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery Community.
Son of the late John E. O’Connor and the late Elizabeth O’Connor, he was born on May 26, 1928, in Lawrence.
Father O’Connor spent 14 years as an Augustinian in Japan and served as pastor in several Augustinian parishes including St. Mary’s Church in Lawrence.
Besides his religious brothers, Fr. O’Connor is survived by his two sisters, Sr. Elizabeth O’Connor, SND and Rita O’Connor, as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Fr. O’Connor was predeceased by his siblings, Helen Flynn, John O’Connor, Elizabeth McKenna, Marguerite Noonan, and Rev. J. Francis O’Connor.
Fr. O’Connor will lie in state on Friday, June 23, 2017, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 300 Haverhill St., Lawrence, MA, with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Augustinian Lot at St. Mary’s Cemetery, also in Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, the Augustinian Community of which Father O’Connor was a beloved member wishes contributions to be made to The Augustinian Fund, Care of Sick and Elderly, c/o Provincial Offices, P.O. Box 340, Villanova, PA 19085-0340. To send an online condolence or for more information, please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 21, 2017