Obituaries


Mary O'Connor

Published: June 08, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" O'Connor, 71, of Danbury, died peacefully June 5, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on August 15, 1946, in the Bronx, N.Y., daughter of Robert and Dorothy Will, where she enjoyed her childhood with her little sister, Nancy.


Her three loving daughters and their spouses, Patricia and David Macartney of Sandy Hook, Jenny and Chris Yake of Danbury, and Dorothy and Tom Frizzell of Danbury, survive her.


She was the widow of her only love, her late husband, Ken O'Connor, to whom she wed in 1970.


Mrs O'Connor graduated with a degree in nursing from Hunter College and later got her Master's Degree from Western Connecticut State University, while raising her girls in Ridgefield. Mrs O'Connor's love for her family was closely rivaled by her love of her many terriers throughout the years.


Her family wishes to give special thanks to the staff of Masonicare Home Hospice; her nurse, Susan; aides, Sylvian and Margaret; and her caregivers, Claudine and Heather, who all helped to allow Mrs O'Connor to spend her final years in the comfort of her home.


A memorial gathering will be Saturday, June 9, from 10 am to 1 pm, at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks loved ones to donate to their favorite local animal rescue.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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