In memory of
Barbara Ann O'Connor
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In memory of
Barbara Ann O'Connor
Barbara Ann (Brophy) O’ Connor, a longtime resident of Reading, formerly of Stoneham, passed away at her home on March 31, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was 69 years of age. Barbara was born in Somerville Massachusetts, the daughter of the late John P. and Mary (Conley) Brophy, on August 30, 1949. She graduated from Stoneham High School class of 1967 and Rittners School of Floral Design in 1972. While she worked as a florist and later ran the family business, Reading Trophy & Shirt, with her husband Tom, she described her favorite job as being a mother and Nana. Her passions included Irish Set Dancing, traveling and entertaining friends and family. She was the beloved wife of Thomas C. O’Connor. Devoted mother of Sean P. O’Connor and his wife Gina of Reading, Kevin M. O’Connor and his fiancée Meghan Lynch of Somerville, and Erin M. O’Connor and her husband James Cohoon of Reading. Cherished sister of James F. Brophy and his wife Margaret of Nashua NH, Mary C. Emanuel and her husband Charles of Billerica, Margaret J. Toland and her late husband Daniel of Hanson and cherished niece of Rose C. Brophy of Stoneham. Loving grandmother of Jack, Myles, William, Michaela, Bronwyn and Sloane. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Barbara’s funeral will be held from the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) Reading on Friday, April 5 at 8:45AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10:00AM. Burial is private. Funeral home visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 4:00-8:00PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to Winchester Hospital for Cancer Care c/o Winchester Hospital Foundation 41 Highland Ave. Winchester MA 01890.
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In memory of
Barbara Ann O'Connor
Barbara Ann (Brophy) O’ Connor, a longtime resident of Reading, formerly of Stoneham, passed away at her home on March 31, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was 69 years of age. Barbara was born in Somerville Massachusetts, the daughter of the late John P. and Mary (Conley) Brophy, on August 30, 1949. She graduated from Stoneham High School class of 1967 and Rittners School of Floral Design in 1972. While she worked as a florist and later ran the family business, Reading Trophy & Shirt, with her husband Tom, she described her favorite job as being a mother and Nana. Her passions included Irish Set Dancing, traveling and entertaining friends and family. She was the beloved wife of Thomas C. O’Connor. Devoted mother of Sean P. O’Connor and his wife Gina of Reading, Kevin M. O’Connor and his fiancée Meghan Lynch of Somerville, and Erin M. O’Connor and her husband James Cohoon of Reading. Cherished sister of James F. Brophy and his wife Margaret of Nashua NH, Mary C. Emanuel and her husband Charles of Billerica, Margaret J. Toland and her late husband Daniel of Hanson and cherished niece of Rose C. Brophy of Stoneham. Loving grandmother of Jack, Myles, William, Michaela, Bronwyn and Sloane. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Barbara’s funeral will be held from the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) Reading on Friday, April 5 at 8:45AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10:00AM. Burial is private. Funeral home visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 4:00-8:00PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to Winchester Hospital for Cancer Care c/o Winchester Hospital Foundation 41 Highland Ave. Winchester MA 01890.
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Services Provided By
Douglass Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home
25 Sanborn Street
Reading, MA 01867
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