Michael Joseph O'Connor


Michael Joseph O'Connor, of Franklin, MA, and formerly of Falmouth, MA, entered eternal peace on May 26th, 2022 in Milford MA.

Beloved friend of former spouse Christine O'Connor, and father to Amelia and Clare O'Connor of Franklin, MA. Loving grandfather to Griffin Michael O'Connor and Liam Francis O'Connor. Michael is survived by sisters Nancy Gantz and her husband Donald, of Plymouth, MA and Maureen O'Neill and her late husband, Jim O'Neill, of Barnstable, MA. He is also survived by four nephews and two nieces.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Henry M. and Grace I. (Sieloff) O'Connor on May 31st, 1951, Michael spent much of his childhood moving to different Air Force bases due to his father's position as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. The family settled in Falmouth, MA where he joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1969 right before graduating from Lawrence High School in 1970. This ultimately led Michael to follow in his father's footsteps and enlist in the Air Force in 1977.

Michael earned an Associate's degree from Cape Cod Community College and also took classes at the Berklee College of Music. A lifelong passion for music led Michael to becoming an accomplished musician playing piano and guitar, as well as listening to his favorite artists such as The Animals, The Moody Blues and The Beatles. He was also a dog lover, frequently recalling stories of his childhood dog Cookie and always enjoyed the companionship of family dogs Sonny, Alfie, and Beasly.

He was officially discharged from the Air Force at Westover in 2004 and began work at a Civil Service job at Otis Air Force Base. Michael's children have many fond memories of days spent laughing together at the Franklin carnival, Falmouth Heights Beach, or weekly Friday dinners at his favorite restaurants. Michael's family will always remember their inside jokes, his favorite sayings, and the love he showed them every day.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 1-4PM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 475 Main Street, Falmouth. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, June 6 at 11AM at St. Patrick's Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth. Burial will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.

In lieu of flowers, Michael's family asks that you consider making a memorial donation in his name to the American Alzheimer's Association (https://www.alz.org/) or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (https://www.aspca.org/.)

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