Charles F. Connors

December 7, 2007

Charles F. Connors
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

CHARLES F. CONNORS – in Woburn, December 7th. Beloved husband of the late Genevieve C. (Dingle) Connors. Devoted father of Charlene F. Connors of Reading and her companion Peter DeGennaro, Michael K. Connors and his wife Lawreen of Woburn, and the late Charles F. Connors, Jr. Dear brother of the late Walter, Ernest, Joseph Henry (Harry), and Paul Connors, Grace Pierce, and Ruth Day. Loving grandfather of Lauren Beal and her husband Michael, Jeffrey Turner, and Sarah, Michael, and Erin Connors. Also survived by his very dear longtime friend and companion, Alice Chetwynd of Wakefield. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, December 12th at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in his memory to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac Street, Woburn, MA 01801, or to the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Charles F. Connors, a lifelong Woburn resident, passed away on Friday, December 7th, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was the beloved husband of the late Genevieve C. (Dingle) Connors, originally of Tyngsboro, who died in 1978.

Born in Woburn eighty-nine years ago, he was the son of the late Frederick and Mary Ellen (McMorrow) Connors. He was a 1935 graduate of Woburn High School and an Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Connors worked throughout his life as a semiconductor engineer. He began his career with Sylvania, and later worked for Transitron in Wakefield, Alpha Industries in Woburn and Spire Corporation in Bedford. His skills were much in demand in the industry, so he was persuaded to continue working in the field long after his scheduled retirement. He eventually retired at the age of seventy-five.

An avid reader, Mr. Connors maintained a large book collection, and read a new book nearly every day. His mind remained sharp and inquisitive throughout his life, and a favorite pastime was working on the Boston Globe’s crossword puzzle, which he confidently filled out with a red pen. He enjoyed traveling, taking road trips to the western states, and recently fulfilled a lifelong dream and took a cruise to the Caribbean with his family. For many years he enjoyed spending time during the summer with his family at Ocean Park, Maine.

At one time Mr. Connors held membership in the Loyal Order of Moose in Woburn, an organization of which his father was a charter member and founder.

Along with his wife Genevieve, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles F. Connors, Jr., four brothers: Walter, Ernest, Joseph Henry (Harry), and Paul Connors, and two sisters: Grace Pierce and Ruth Day.

Surviving are a daughter, Charlene F. Connors and her companion Peter DeGennaro of Reading a son, Michael K. Connors and his wife Lawreen of Woburn and five grandchildren: Lauren Beal and her husband Michael, Jeffrey Turner, and Sarah, Michael, and Erin Connors. He also leaves his very dear longtime friend and companion, Alice Chetwynd of Wakefield.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, December 12th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Mr. Connors’ memory to the Woburn Council of Social Concern, 2 Merrimac Street, Woburn, MA 01801, or to the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Shirley (Connors) Devine and Family
    Our heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Charlie. Our prayers are with you.

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