For loved Thomas’s loved ones who are unable to attend his Funeral Mass in person the Mass will be live streamed on Monday, April 11th starting at 10:30 AM please click on the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/Stroseshorthills
Thomas H. O'Connor, 88, of New Providence, NJ, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, on Monday April 11th at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visitation will be held at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home, 2122 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ on Sunday April 10th from 2:00-6:00 PM. In Lieu of flowers, donations to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, 357 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, www.loughlin.org or New Eyes for the Needy, 549 Millburn Ave, Short Hills NJ 07078, www.new-eyes.org would be appreciated. For more information or to send condolences please visit jacobhollefuneralhome.com.
Thomas was born in Brooklyn, NY and had lived in Elmont, NY and Short Hills before moving to New Providence for the last 6 years. A proud graduate from Bishop Loughlin High School, he graduated from NYU in 1962 and worked for AT&T in NYC and Basking Ridge for 42 years. Thomas also proudly served our country from 1954 to 1956 in the US Army.
Tom was an avid reader who enjoyed listening to classical music, playing Rummikub and eating at all the best restaurants in the local communities. On weekends, Tom had front row seats to watch his grandchildren play basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse and field hockey. Thomas was a volunteer at New Eyes for the Needy in Short Hills, and a member of AT&T Pioneer Club for many years.
The son of John and Mary Conroy O’Connor, brother to Mary Cadley. Thomas is predeceased by his beloved wife Mary Anne Haas O'Connor. He is survived his children Barbara Belliss (Steven), Gerard O'Connor (Jackie), Kathleen Boehm (Robert) and Ellen Kirkwood (Eugene), his grandchildren Michael, Christopher, Elizabeth, Ashley, Sarah, Emily, Thomas, Meaghan, Molly, Brighid, Connor and Ryan, and his great-grandchildren Everett, Calvin, Adeline, Nolan, Riley, and Madden.