Patricia H. O’Connor, 86, of Auburn formerly of Worcester died Monday, December 25th in the Life Care Center of Auburn. She leaves a brother, Thomas S. O’Connor of Dennis; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John F. O’Connor and Patrick J. O’Connor, a sister, Margaret M. Hultgren, a niece, Ann Marie Kimble and a nephew, John Hultgren.
She was born in Worcester, the daughter of John S. and Anna M. (Neville) O’Connor. Patricia graduated from Ascension High School in 1949, St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing and attended Anna Maria College. She worked for the Worcester Board of Health for 26 years as a public health nurse, retiring in 1996 and previously worked as a private duty nurse at St. Vincent Hospital. Ms. O’Connor was a member of the AOH Ladies Auxiliary, the Catholic Nurses’ Association, Ascension Alumni and the St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing Alumni. She enjoyed spending her time traveling and her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.
Her funeral is Friday, December 29th from O’CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue with a Mass at 11:00 AM in Sacred Heart – St. Catherine of Sweden Church, 600 Cambridge Street. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday, December 28th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Covenant House New York, 460 W 41st Street, New York, NY 10036.