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John F. Connors

April 12, 2020
John F. Connors
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John Francis Connors left us peacefully on April 12, 2020. He was surrounded by his wife Lavinia, his son John Edward, daughter-in-law Kimberly MacKenzie, and grandson Jack. John had a strong faith and loved the Easter season. He also leaves his brother Richard of Tucson, Arizona; and his six nieces and nephews.

He was born on November 10, 1932 in Boston, MA to John F. Connors and Eliza McKenna Connors. John was a caring and generous man with many loyal friends. He volunteered his time and talents to the Combined Federal Campaign and the Boy Scouts of America.

He grew up in Brighton, MA, with his brother Richard. When they lost his father early in his life, he found ways to help support the family including delivering groceries and caddying.

John graduated from Brighton High School with honors. He attended Boston College and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he earned a master’s degree in Library Science from Simmons University. He married Lavinia on July 4, 1970, settling in Arlington MA and welcoming their son in 1977.

John had a successful career as the Chief Medical Librarian for the Veteran's Administration Hospitals in White River Junction, VT, Albany, NY, and finally Boston, MA.

John was a gifted speaker who often served as the toast master at Veteran's Administration ceremonies. He loved gardening and spent many happy hours planning his crops and working with Lavinia to preserve his harvest.

John earned his brokerage license in the 1970s and was an active investor as well as a student of markets. He was very well read regarding market theories and loved sharing his perspectives with fellow investors.

John collected and shared books, and loved to travel through Canada and New England.

His final years were spent at Bethany Home of Rhode Island in Providence, where he was cared for with love by their entire team of generous staff.

A private funeral mass and burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington, MA will be held at a future date. Memorial donations may be directed to Bethany Home of Rhode Island, 111 South Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906.
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