- January 10, 1932 - October 28, 2016
- Jupiter, Florida
of Richard's Passing
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Richard Joseph O'Connor, Jr., age 84, of Jupiter, FL passed away peacefully on October 28, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 10, 1932 in Jackson Heights, NY, Richard is survived by his wife Anne Loretta (Houlihan) O'Connor, formerly of Bronx, NY, sons Richard Joseph of Simsbury, CT and James Patrick of Melville, NY, daughter Christine Anne of Arlington, VA, and grandchildren Caroline Adele and Patrick James of Simsbury, CT. Richard was predeceased by his father Richard, mother Elizabeth (Allere), and brothers Walter James and Dennis John.
Prior to retiring to Florida, Richard served 33 years in the New York Police Department (1957-1990) as a detective, during which time he served in the office of the New York City Police Commissioner (Michael J. Codd and Robert J. McGuire) as well as the Intelligence Division. He also served four years in the U.S. Navy (1951-1955, submariner on the U.S.S. Tirante) where he was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. After marrying Anne in 1966, Richard and Anne moved to Floral Park, NY to raise a family. Not far from where Richard and Anne first met, they enjoyed many summers in Hampton Bays, NY with their children. After snowbirding their first nine years of retirement, Richard and Anne permanently moved to Jupiter to enjoy their golden years. Richard enjoyed walks on the beach and going to the gym, was a World War II history buff, and loved spending time with his family. (The attached picture was taken his last day on the job.)
The O'Connor family extends its sincere gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals at the Hospice of Palm Beach County in Palm Beach Gardens for their compassionate care for Richard and support for his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach County or the Alzheimer's Association. A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 am Friday, December 30, 2016 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 204 N. US HWY. 1, Tequesta, FL 33469.