OSWEGO, NY – Charles C. O’Connor, 87, a resident of Sterling, passed away Sunday October 13, 2013, at St. Luke Health Services.
Born in North Volney, he was the son of the late William and Lucy (Coe) O’Connor and husband of the late Mary Ellen (Shortslef) O’Connor.
Charles was a career boilermaker, Local 175, Oswego.
He was a charter member of the Boilermakers Local 175 and also had served as recording secretary and treasurer.
He was a life member of the Elks 271.
He was very instrumental with the organization of volunteers and actual construction of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Hannibal, NY.
Charles loved golf and mowing his lawn.
He was a very devoted family man.
Surviving are three daughters, Linda Flint of Oswego, Kathleen Garrison of Oswego and Nancy (John) Gagnon of North Carolina; three sons, Charles (Denise) O’Connor of Oswego, Jeffrey O’Connor of Oswego and John (Nancy) O’Connor of Dexter; four sisters, Lorraine Waldron of Sterling, Elizabeth (Jack) Mosier of Sterling, Ernestine Allen of Brewerton and Cynthia (Thomas) Hirsh of Hannibal; 16 grandchildren, Jamie Flint, Robert Flint, Lisa Hughes, David O’Connor, Erin Goldman, Timothy O’Connor, Kevin O’Connor, Sean O’Connor, Shandon O’Connor, Joseph O’Connor, J. Patrick O’Connor, Molly O’Connor, Amber Garrison, Connor Gagnon, Meagan Gagnon, and Ryan Gagnon; and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, James, William, Harold and Thomas O’Connor; one sister, Ida Stevens; and a great-grandson, Noah Flint.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Hannibal.
Burial will be in Springbrook Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.
Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project?370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802?New York, New York 10001
Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com