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Charles Martin O’Connor

June 15, 1926 ~ January 05, 2021

Charles (Charlie) Martin O’Connor, 94, of Vero Beach, FL., formerly of Centerville, MA and Milford, CT died on January 5, 2021 at his home in the care of his family. He was a caring husband for 72 years to his wife Jean Marie Flynn O’Connor. He was born in Providence, RI June 15, 1926 to Charles and Agnes Cummings O’Connor. A World War II Navy veteran, he received an Honorable Discharge in June 1946. While attending college he married Jean Marie Flynn on January 8, 1949. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport in 1950. In 1952, Charlie began a lifelong career in banking when he joined the Connecticut National Bank working in various departments and was promoted to Vice President in 1966. In 1968 he joined City National Bank as Vice President and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1970. In 1978, Charlie was named President of Sentry Savings Bank of Cape Cod in Centerville, MA. After retiring in 1989, he and Jean bought an RV and traveled the country before settling in Vero Beach, FL. There, he stayed engaged with many home improvement projects and it was not unusual to find him up on his roof into his nineties. He is survived by his loving wife Jean; son Kevin O’Connor and wife Sue of San Tan Valley, AZ; daughters Mary Ellen O’Connor of Vero Beach, FL; Carol O’Connor Brennan and husband Mike of Milford, CT; Diane O’Connor Kimball and husband Lee of Sebastian, FL and; daughter-in-law Noreen Gousie O’Connor of Portsmouth, RI. He was predeceased by sons Thomas O’Connor and Craig O’Connor; daughter-in-law Betty Anderson O’Connor, his brother John O’Connor; and his sister Mary O’Connor Mitchell. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


Joan & Jim Stearns

January 8, 2021, 5:11 pm

Dear Jean and family,

We consider ourselves truly blessed to have known such an amazing man. Charlie was a true gentleman, in every way. His devotion to his family was immeasurable. May his memory be eternal.

Rest In Peace Charlie, and thank you leaving memories in our hearts.

Marybeth Motl

January 8, 2021, 6:00 pm

Dear Mary Ellen, so sad at the passing of your father. Although he had a life well lived he will be missed. No matter how long we are blessed to have them the loss of our parents hurts. No one loves us (if we are lucky) as unconditionally as they do. Charlie was fun, and a gracious host. Most of all though I’ll remember the example he set as a devoted husband. You are in our hearts and prayers
MB and Jim

Mary Beth Motl

January 8, 2021, 6:02 pm

Dear Mary Ellen, so sad at the passing of your father. Although he had a life well lived he will be missed. No matter how long we are blessed to have them the loss of our parents hurts. No one loves us (if we are lucky) as unconditionally as they do. Charlie was fun, and a gracious host. Most of all though I’ll remember the example he set as a devoted husband. You are in our hearts and prayers
MB and Jim

Mary Beth Torre

January 8, 2021, 7:56 pm

One of my happiest days was when my mother, Millie Spalding bought her condo at Carriage Path in 1970. Little did I know that I would become lifelong friends with the O’Connor family. Mary Ellen and I had many escapades. Jean made all of my brides maids dresses!!! We had many picnics in our backyard at the Condo. Jean and Charlie were the best. I had the pleasure of speaking with Charlie a couple of months ago. He was so kind. I respected this good decent very smart man. He told me about this new thing coming out in banking about 50 years ago called The Automatic Teller!! Imagine? I am truly sorry for the O’Connor family. He was a patriarch in the true sense of the word. God blessed you on earth Charlie with a wonderful, loving family. I am sure he will bless you in heaven. Rest In Peace. Mary Beth Spalding-Torre.

Edie and Mel Ratcliff

January 10, 2021, 7:40 pm

I’ve known Charlie for half my life… meeting him at work in his second career. Through the years, I came to know Jean and his daughters, Mary Ellen, Carol and Diane… shared in family grief at the unexpected loss of Tom and Craig… (didn’t get to meet Kevin, but knew of him), heard stories of their family gatherings, celebrated birthdays, listened to Charlie and Jean praise their grandchildren… and talked politics for hours! Lol. We became extended family held fast together in memories made.

He was a marvel: building a ramp, replacing floors, patching his roof – in his 70’s and 80’s and 90’s! He was committed to every task he engaged in, but most dedicated to his family.

I will miss him.

Mel and I extend our sympathy and love to Jean and family… xox

Ana Taveras

January 13, 2021, 12:30 am

Mr. O’Connor was one of my favorite patients, so smart, sharp and very gentle at the same time. He was a gentleman. I witnessed his devotion and inconditional love towards his wife and children. He spoke about them frequently every time we met. May his soul rest in peace. I will pray for his family to find comfort and peace.

Lee Sherwood

January 13, 2021, 2:45 pm

Dear Jean, MaryEllen, Kevin, Carol & Diane, There Are no words to describe the sadness we are feeling from Charlie’s passing. For Lee & I He was the Father that was missing in our lives and particularly for Lee a Friend & Work Partner. The memories and photos will always be held close to our hearts. Our Love, Thoughts & Prayers to the entire Family. Lee & Linda

Jane and Peg

January 15, 2021, 5:03 pm

A wonderful friend for over 40 years who helped us tremendously early on with our mortgages. We were like family and have so many fond memories of all of the times we spent together with Charlie, Jeanne and the family. Charlie will be missed but will remain forever in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy to Jeanne and the family.
Peg and Jane

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