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Wally J. O’Hara



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Wally J. O’Hara, of Sandy Hook, passed away peacefully at his son’s home on July 28. The son of Raymond and Florence O’Hara, he was born on December 19, 1930, in the Bronx, N.Y., and grew up in Larchmont, N.Y. He graduated from Xavier High School in New York City and St Michael’s College (University of Toronto). He enjoyed a successful career at GMAC in Bridgeport and later at Glendinning Marketing Companies in Westport.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Priscilla O’Hara; his devoted daughter, Laurel O’Hara of Weston; his sons, Scott O’Hara of West Haven and Christopher O’Hara of Weston; and stepson, Gregory Levan (Karen) of Farmington. His grandson, Jake O’Hara, brought so much joy to his life, as well as Ethan and Aidan Levan. He is also survived by his brother- and sisters-in-law, Kevin McNeill, Gail Moginie, Janet Jensen, and Julia Fallo O’Hara; his former wife, Ann McNeill Johnson; and by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Raymond, and sister-in-law, Mary, of Norwalk.

Wally loved poetry, singing, humor, and dips in the ocean at his cottage where he spent his summers in Oak Beach, Long Island.

A 10:30 am service will be held at St Aloysius Church in New Canaan on Monday, August 3, followed by interment at St John’s Cemetery, Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Connecticut Food Bank at ctfoodbank.org or Children’s Health Defense at childrenshealthdefense.org.

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