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Attorney George M. O’Connor, 77 years, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 18, 2017 while on a cruise with his wife and friends. He was the husband of Patricia (Taylor) O’Connor with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
He was born in Lynn, the son of the late George A. and Kathleen (Murray) O’Connor. He was raised in Lynn. He was a 1957 graduate of St. John’s Prep, a 1961 graduate of St. Michaels College and a 1964 graduate of Boston College School of Law. He has lived in Topsfield the past 20 years.
George was an Assistant District Attorney for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. He worked for the District Attorney’s Office for 30 years and last in Superior Court in Salem. Prior to his association with the District Attorney’s Office he was in private practice.
He served with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War as a captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was a member of the Our Lady of the Assumption Choir, a member of the Concert Singers of Greater Lynn, and a member of both the Essex Bar Association and the Lynn Bar Association. He was a member and past president of the Great Hill Home Owners Co-operative. He was a member of the Valladolid Council 70, Knights of Columbus in Lynn. Mr. O’Connor was a former member of the parish council at Our Lady of the Assumption Church and a communicant of Our Lady’s Church. He was a member of the Topsfield Historic Society, a member of the Trustees of Reservation, and a member of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kevin G. O’Connor and his wife, Richelle Dupont of Littleton, MA, a daughter, Karen Culbert and her husband, James of Lynnfield, his grandchildren, Samantha, Meghan, Allison, Eamon, and Sydney, and several nieces. He was the brother-in-law of Kathryn Taylor of Vermont and brother of the late Mary Lou Brennan.
His funeral will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. from the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A) Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. The family prefers donations be made in his name to St. John’s Prep, 72 Spring St., Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Published on  August 25, 2017
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