Kathleen Lynn O'Connor


Andover, MA - Kathleen Lynn O'Connor of Boston, MA, passed away following a brief illness. Kathy was born in Stevens Point, WI, and moved with her family to Andover, MA, while she was in grade school. She attended Andover High School and graduated with honors, receiving the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Scholarship. She attended Cornell University for a year then transferred to and graduated from Tufts. She also earned an MBA from Simmons. Kathy spent her career working as a marketing executive. Later, she helped to care for her parents. Kathy enjoyed visiting Crane and Plum Island beaches and taking advantage of the cultural and culinary highlights that Boston and Cambridge had to offer. She loved to cook for and entertain family and friends, who enjoyed the delicious and elegant repasts she prepared. Kathy was predeceased by her parents, Hal and Rosemary (Cassidy) O'Connor, of Andover, MA. She leaves behind siblings Bert O'Connor of Andover, MA; Barbara (O'Connor) and husband Jim Hayes of Merrimac, MA; Ellen O'Connor of Gloucester, MA; and niece Kathryn Gustafson of Boston, MA, along with her aunt Jeanne Shedler of Harlingen, TX, and many cousins. A celebration of Kathy's life will be held in the coming months. Contributions in Kathy's name can be made to the Boston Public Library or to the American Diabetes Association.
Published on April 18, 2019
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6 posts

Molly Hennick Zimmer
Apr 25, 2019
I spoke to Aunt Jeanne and she share the news of Kathy’s passing.
My condolences to your family.

(Patricia Cassidy Hennick’s daughter)
Joanne Squires (Dirzuweit)
Apr 19, 2019
To Bert and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved sister. I send my heartfelt condolences to you all.
Lee and Laverne Zavala (Seattle, WA.
Apr 15, 2019
Bert & family,
We are deeply sadden to hear of Kathy's passing. You have our heart warm condolences. We all talk about how short life can be and hear is another example. We send our love and prayers and hope you remember all the fun you experienced with your sister.

God Bless Kathy and your entire family. The best memories of her will be with you always.

Lee & Laverne
Kevin J. Burke - Pompano Beach, Florida
Apr 15, 2019
To Bert and family, my sincere sympathy to you all.
Priscilla Young Bouchard
Apr 15, 2019
So sad to learn of Kathy's passing. Rest in Peace sweet lady.

Cilla Young (AHS class of 1969)
Marilyn Levick Fyfe
Apr 15, 2019
Sympathy to family... she is an inspiration for all of us in class of 1969 AHS. 💕