David J. O’Connor

May 25, 2015

David J. O’Connor

DAVID J. O’CONNOR – of Woburn, Monday, May 25th. Beloved son of Frederick P. and Jean M. (Aiken) O’Connor. Dear brother of Fred O’Connor and his wife Denise, Jean O’Connor, all of Woburn, Michael O’Connor of Arlington, Chris O’Connor of NJ, and Matthew O’Connor of Newton. Cherished uncle of Brian, Courtney, Casey, Justin, and Kalen O’Connor. Also lovingly survived by many wonderful and caring friends. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, May 29th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in David’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

OBITUARY:

David J. O’Connor, the beloved son of Frederick P. and Jean M. (Aiken) O’Connor passed away at his home early Monday morning May 25th, amongst his beloved family. A lifelong resident of Woburn, David was forty-seven years of age.

One of six children, David was raised on the West Side of the city. Educated at the Reeves Elementary School, he went on to Dearborn Academy where he graduated high school. During his elementary years and middle school David had participated as an altar server at his neighborhood church, St. Barbara’s. Throughout his lifetime, his family was first and foremost. David’s journey throughout his lifetime was surrounded with love, music and family.

He pretty much listened to music of all genres throughout the day. His most favorite though was KISS, a group which he followed from its inception! All of David’s siblings sent him on the KISS Cruise, which went out of Boston to Cozumel Island. This was a trip of a lifetime for David and was truly a dream come true!

As all of the O’Connor children were growing up, every summer the family ventured to Maine to spend several weeks at their cottage, where some truly wonderful times took place and memories were made. David also had a host of very dear and wonderfully caring friends with whom he shared his life.

In addition to his parents, David is lovingly survived by his siblings, Fred O’Connor and his wife Denise, Jean O’Connor, all of Woburn, Michael O’Connor of Arlington, Chris O’Connor of NJ, and Matthew O’Connor of Newton; his nieces and nephews, Brian, Courtney, Casey, Justin, and Kalen O’Connor; and his many wonderful and caring friends.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, May 29th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in David’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

    Dave managed to live these words, although he likely never heard them. He will be missed.

    Dean Tsang

  2. Dear Dave,
    Thank you for being such a great friend to my sister Lisa. She will greatly miss you, as we all will. I am so glad my family and I got to spend time with you over the years. You are a special person – a really gentle soul. I loved talking about all the rocks bands – Kiss, Van Halen, Van Haggar (ha ha) and Rod of course. I have such fond memories of us in my storage facility moving my samples around with rock music in the background. I am positive my Dad was one of the greeters when you got to heaven. Give him a hug for us. We will all miss you, but we know you will always be with us, watching over us, whispering some Kiss song…. Much love – Anita

  3. You left too soon David. We’ll miss your bright eyes and kind spirit. Thank you for being a part of our lives.

    Love always,
    Mollie and Max

  4. Betty Carnes(Gillis)
    Some of my fondest memories of David are of the summers we spent in Maine on Fisher Pond. Many times he and I would be the first ones up in our respective cottages, and would wave to each other from our piers, signaling for a place to meet. We had only one thing on our minds; frogs. I could catch the green ones, but I was scared of the really big ones and too slow for my favorites, the Leopard frogs. Dave was both fast and fearless; in fact I can’t recall a single thing he was afraid of when we were kids. I remember how his eyes would sparkle when he caught one and let me hold it. I remember thinking even as a kid that David had the brightest eyes and longest eyelashes I had ever seen in my life.
    David danced to the beat of his own drum, and sang to it as well; as I recall, “Jeremiah was a Bull Frog” I distinctively remember was one of his favorites, and he would sing it at the top of his lungs. It always made me laugh which made him laugh.
    How grateful I am that God allowed our lives to be interwoven in such a way that although we left our childhood behind, our families would stay united, through marriage. I also remember how proud he was to become “Uncle Dave”!
    Although I didn’t get to see him as often over the years, whenever I did, he always greeted me with open arms and a great big hug. I am also very thankful that my children had the opportunity to meet him and how eager he was to educate them about the fact that he was their Uncle Dave as well.
    Dave lived his life to the fullest! He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but will live on in the precious memories we have of him and most certainly continue to exist in our hearts and minds.

  5. Dear Mr and Mrs O’Conner, So sorry for your loss, we can only imagine what you are going through. May God help you to get through these difficult times.
    The Szetela Family
    45 mayflower Rd

  6. My Darling Son David,
    Dad and I are so sad. I hope you knew how much we Loved you. You brought sunshine into our lives. I hope you know that we both did our very best for YOU. The day God called you home, you did not go alone, a part of us went with you. Our Hearts are broken. I know Nana and Grampy were their to greet you and hold you in their loving arms. Our lives will never be the same. Rest in Peace My darling Son, you will always be in my thoughts and Prayers.
    Love you Forever,
    Mom and Dad

  7. Dear Auntie Jean and Uncle Fred:
    We heard this news through Jim & Jane in NJ. So very sorry for your loss and thinking of all of you with loving thoughts. We will not be able to join you this week for the services but just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love,
    Christen O’Connor and kids Brian, Jack. Allie & Grace

  8. Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. -Buddha (563-483 B.C.)

    You always seemed to overflow with happiness. Thank you, David, for sharing your happiness with us.

    We will miss you. Rest in Peace.

    Love,
    Joanne, Steve, Matt, and Emily

  9. So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He will be missed by many as he touched so many lives but good memories will never fade. His suffering is over and he is in the Lord’s arms resting . RIP Dave you were a good and faithful servant. My condolences to his beautiful family
    Bernadette

  10. Rest in Peace, Dave. You always had a smile on your face and a heart of gold. I’m sure you have a front row seat at the biggest rock concert in Heaven!

    Steve Kunz

  11. Thanks for being my best friend through the years. I’m going to miss you, but I know you’ll be looking down watching the boys grow up. Lots of stories to tell them when they get older. Until we meet again my friend…until we meet again… –Kirk, Natalee, Mitch and Jake Bushen

  12. My buddy BooBoo;
    You brought so much brightness to my life and I am forever changed.

    Thank you for opening my eyes so that I see there is much more to life than working.

    Thanks to you I now know that relationships and friendships are what matters most. It’s your superpower. It’s what made you my buddy, the richest man I know.

    Rest in peace;
    Lisa M (BuhBuh)

  13. So sorry about Dave. We are Lisa D.’s sister and brother-in-law. We enjoyed Dave’s wit when we saw him through the years. He left us much too young but his suffering is over and now he is an angel in heaven.
    In sympathy,
    Diane and Richard Femino

  14. A light has gone out here on earth, but your light shines brightly amoung the angels in heaven.
    Rest in Peace
    Cindy, Bob and Winston

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