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James R O'Connor

November 3, 1935 ~ February 25, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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O’Connor, James R. “Jim”

Of Norwood, formerly of West Roxbury and Mission Hill, February 25, 2023. Beloved husband of 63 years to Mary P. (Hennessy). Loving father of James F. and his wife Janice of Westwood, John J. and his wife Linda of Easton, David J. and his wife Teresa of Norfolk, and M. Kristen Foxx and her husband Thomas of Dedham. Cherished grandfather of Jessica Lang and her husband Kenneth, Kara Miller and her husband Dana, Griffin and Shea O’Connor, Maisy O’Connor and Michaela Foxx. Loving great-grandfather of Nathan and Brady Lang, and Logan and Hailey Miller. Brother of the late Ruth Tinklepaugh. Dear brother-in-law of Rev. John J. Hennessy, CSsR of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, The Mission Church.

Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home 1803 Center St, West Roxbury on Friday, March 3, at 10:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Thursday, March 2nd, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.

Jim was a history teacher and guidance counselor, football coach and Athletic Director at Catholic Memorial High School, and the Athletic Director at Framingham High School. 1983 inductee into the MA High School Football Hall of Fame, and founder of the Shriners Football Classic. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Catholic Memorial High School, “CM FUND”, the Mission Church @ or to Shriners Hospital for Children @

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March 2, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home
1803 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Funeral Mass
March 3, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Theresa of Avila Church
Centre St.
West Roxbury, MA 02132


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