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ABMA Mourns the Loss of Thomas O’Connor

The ABMA reports Thomas S. O’Connor, 78, formerly of Dennis, Mass., passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, Feb 11, 2021, at UMASS Medical Center. Tom attended Worcester Boy’s Trade, then enlisted in the United States Air Force for four years. Following his military service, he graduated from Becker Jr. College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Clark University. He worked many years at Parker and Harper Manufacturing. Tom then co-founded the family business, Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc., of which he was president for 25 years until retirement.

Tom enjoyed many years golfing in Florida, fishing and boating in Cape Cod Bay and traveling throughout the United States and Europe.

He leaves his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Ellen (Bradley) O’Connor; a daughter Maureen and her husband William Rocheleau of Worcester, his son in law Michael Erickson of Auburn, his granddaughter Elizabeth Erickson, sister in law Kathleen Lannon and her husband John of Millbury, sister in law Ann Walsh of Boylston, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He is predeceased by his parents, John and Anna (Neville) O’Connor, his daughter Susan M. Erickson, his brothers John and Patrick O’Connor, his sisters Margaret Hultgren and Patricia O’Connor.

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