Thomas Francis "Tom" O'Connor, age 65, an Ilion native, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 in Salina, NY.
His funeral arrangements are under the direction and care of the locally owned and operated Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 commencing at 10:30 am with the Rev. Paul Catena, pastor, celebrating his Mass of Christian Burial. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Procession will follow to Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frankfort where burial will take place with his parents.
Tom was born on Sept. 7, 1958 in Herkimer, son of the late Francis T. "Chant" and Hannah C. "Ann" (Hanretty) O'Connor and educated in Ilion schools, graduating from Ilion High School. He was of the Catholic Faith. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Daniel, Kevin, Michael, Brian and Patrick. Survivors include his sister, Christine Wellenstein (Mitchell) of Utica, a special aunt who always cared for Tom, Elizabeth O'Connor of Poughkeepsie (her late husband, Thomas), many nieces, nephews and cousins. Kindly consider memorial offerings in his name to the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion.