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Obituary for Eleanor O'Conor

Eleanor O'Conor
CHESHIRE Eleanor J. O’Connor age 74, of Cheshire formerly of Waterbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday December 7, 2012 at Saint Mary’s Hospital Vitas Innovative Care Unit.

Eleanor was born June 28th 1938 in Waterbury, the daughter of the late Francis E. O'Connor Sr. and Margaret (McIlroy) O’Connor. She was a graduate of Waterbury Catholic High and Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing and received her BA degree from Post University. Eleanor worked as a Registered Nurse at St Mary’s Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital where she was a Nurse Manager of the GYN Oncology Unit for many years. Eleanor retired from Yale New Haven Hospital in 2007, while assigned to the Express Admissions Unit. Eleanor enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

Among her survivors are her sister, Rosemary Lawlor of Waterbury and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two brothers Francis E. O’Connor, Jr. and Robert J. O’Connor, her four sisters Marguerite Klein, Elizabeth Lesnikoski, Kathleen Trota, and Eileen Murphy, as well as, her niece and godchild Shannon Rollins and nephew Joseph (Jeff) Trota.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by her cousin, the Rev. James Archambault will be held at Saints Peter and Paul church 67 Southmayd Rd Waterbury on Wednesday December 12th 2012 at 10:30a.m. Those planning on attending are asked to meet directly at the church. There are no calling hours and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. The Casey-O’Donnell Family Funeral Home, 1581 East Main St Waterbury has been entrusted to assist the family with the arrangements. For additional information, to leave an e-condolence, or light a virtual candle, kindly visit the funeral home’s website at

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