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Leo Francis O'Connor

September 20, 1924 ~ February 21, 2018 (age 93)

Colonie - Leo F. O'Connor, 93, of Lockrow Boulevard died suddenly Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at his residence.

Born in Troy, he was son of the late George O'Connor and Mary  Vaughan O'Connor and husband for 63 years of the late Dorothy Anne Ostrander O'Connor. He was raised in Troy and resided in Colonie for 60 years and was a 1942 graduate of Catholic Central High School and 1950 graduate of Siena College. 

Mr. O'Connor was employed at the New York State Department of Transportation as the Supervisor of Transportation Purchase, retiring in 1984.  

He was a member of the Third Army, World War II veteran and was awarded four battle stars for the war throughout Europe. 

His loving family includes his sons, Leo F. (Paula) O'Connor, Jr., Rexford, Sean M. (Margaret) O'Connor, Maine, Steven G. (Rose Anne) O'Connor, Troy and James J. (Deborah) O'Connor, Hannacroix; a daughter, Susan M. (Joseph) Marcy, Greenwich; his grandchildren, Sarah A. Loya and Justin, Ryan, Matthew and Kaitlin O'Connor and three great grandchildren, Colin and Lucas Loya and Dillon O’Connor.  Also, his very close first cousin, Rev. James J. Vaughan. 

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude and love to Leo’s dear friend, Mary Darian, who shared his life for the last two years.  She was a devoted, caring and loving companion to him. Mary, we thank you for bringing happiness and fun into his life.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.  276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 4-7 PM. 

Funeral service will be held Saturday at 9:30 AM at the funeral home and at 10 AM at Sacred Heart Church in Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with his cousin, Rev. James J. Vaughan, officiating.

Interment will be in  Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery Niskayuna.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Leo F. O'Connor to the Sacred Heart Church Memorial Fund 310 Spring Avenue Troy, NY 12180 or St. Joseph Provincial House 385 Watervliet Shaker Road Latham, NY 12110. 


Donations may be made to:

Sacred Heart Church
310 Spring Avenue, Troy NY 12180

St. Joseph Provincial House
385 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham NY 12110


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