Events Calendar

Current Weather


Manatee Road Watch



Sean Tampa Bay yacht Management Bills Discount Center - New & used Furnature, Appliances and More!

The Bradenton Times Polls

Poll Question: What are your plans for the Super Bowl?

 Not Watching  Watching at a local bar or restaurant  Watching at home  Watching at a friend's house  Hosting a party More polls »

The Robyn Report with Robyn Davis
Home

Obituaries

Francis O'Connor

Name: Francis O'Connor
Locaton: Sarasota

Date of Death: April 4, 2014
Age at death: 88


Obituary:

Francis J. O'Connor, 88, of Sarasota, Florida went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2014. Born in Toledo, Ohio he moved to Manatee County in 1987 from Stamford, CT. He is survived by his loving wife of over 65 years, Ann (Odoski), originally from Cleveland, OH. Together they were blessed with nine children, four boys and five girls.

 

Fran was preceded in death by his eldest son, Thomas O'Connor of Louisville, KY and is survived by his three sons,  Joseph of Exton, PA (wife Jean), John of Orange, CT (wife Julia), and Martin of Barre, VT (wife Louise); and five daughters, Mary Chamberlin of Sun City Center, FL (husband Marc),  Kathleen Creedon of Cross River NY (husband Larry), Sara Russell of South Windsor, CT (husband Doug), Amy Berdusco of Bradenton, FL (husband Roger), and Jean Gallati of Fairfield, CT (husband Chris).

 

Fran also took great joy in his role of loving grandfather to 31 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Fran was a true family man who drew much satisfaction from his ''one, big, happy family.'' Fran was inquisitive by nature and strongly supported education. After completing high school, he enlisted in the Navy, serving during WWII. He also continued his education, studying mathematics and law, eventually becoming a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.

 

Fran worked his entire professional career for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, a national grocery store chain.  He was the Director of Budgets and Controls, when he retired in 1987. Fran loved the water.  He enjoyed swimming in pools, lakes and oceans.  He also enjoyed tennis and golf, especially in his retirement years at Palm Aire Country Club. He made lots of good friends there and at his church, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, where he was a founding member of the Knights of Columbus.

 

 



Funeral Information:

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, 833 Magellan Drive (9th Street East), Sarasota, FL, 34243.  Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 342047 are managing the arrangements.  Private condolences can be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Fran´s honor to your choice of charity that supports children.

 



Site Search


Manatee Rural Health Certificate

Menu

 
MidTown Manatee - Shop here - Work here - Play Here - Live Here - Worship Here - Dine Here

Obituaries

Name Date
Martha Migdal January 30, 2015
Mary Graham January 29, 2015
Alice Lanford January 28, 2015
Murle Collins January 24, 2015
Edna Gregory January 27, 2015
Norma Schmidt January 28, 2015
Carol Hill January 25, 2014
Elaine Danielson January 23, 2014
John Rosshirt January 25, 2015
All Obituaries




Copyright © 2009 - 2014 | The Bradenton Times | More than just an Online Newspaper | http://www.thebradentontimes.com/
405 26 Avenue Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-7857 - Privacy Policy - RSS Feed
Template provided by Free CSS Templates