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ANDOVER: Maurice L. Connors, 96, of Andover, formerly of Wellesley and Lexington. Born in Pawcatuck, Conn., he died peacefully January 14, 2015, at home, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes F. (Shanley) Connors. Born in Pawcatuck, he was the son of the late Timothy J. and Anna (Kelly) Connors, and brother of the late James Connors and Patricia M. (Connors) Curran. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1940 and was employed as a Mechanical Engineer for the U.S. Army Material Command at the Watertown Arsenal for 33 years. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during WWII, serving as a Communications Officer on Admiral Chester Nimitz’s staff at Pearl Harbor. He was always an avid vegetable gardener, prolific reader and letter-writer. He is survived by his son, Maurice Connors and his wife, Mary Frances of Holliston; and daughter, Anne P. Connors of Andover; and his brother, T. Joseph Connors and his wife, Betty, of Westerly, R.I. He was the proud grandfather of five: Kimberly Birch, Jennifer A. Doherty, Alicia D. Hammond, Katherine Elderidge and Edward Connors, and the great-grandfather of six. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

There were no calling hours, however, the family invited friends to St. Michael Church, 196 Main St., North Andover, preceding the Mass of Christian Burial, which was held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. Burial immediately followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully appreciated to Mr. Connors’ childhood parish, St. Michael the Archangel Church, Restoration Fund, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1695, or to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, Home Health Foundation, Attn: External Relations, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. The family extends their deep gratitude to the staff of Merrimack Valley Hospice for their kindness, caring, and support during the last several weeks. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 35 Merrimack St., North Andover. For more information or to send an online condolence, please go to: www.breenfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 22, 2015
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