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“We were saddened to learn that Bill passed. He was always pleasant to everyone. He will be missed by all. We send our sympathy to Vi and family. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Jerry & Margie Luthringer - Erie, PA

“Bill was a wonderful person and he will be dearly missed in Tropical Park. Our blessings to Vi and Family.Al & Bev Munson ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Bev Munson - Cortland, NY

“Tim, Kyle and family, Our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your dear father/grandfather. May your wonderful memories of him bring you...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: IAC Employees - Port Huron, MI

“I worked with Bill at the Grand Trunk Western. He was a wonderful man and a great co-worker. Bill was always the gentleman. He will be greatly...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Marsha Gordon - Greensboro, NC


William Edward O'Connor, 87, of Port Huron, died Saturday, June 24, 2017.

He was born July 6, 1929 in Emmett Township to the late Joseph and Mary O'Connor. He married Violet Belle Matthews on September 2, 1950 in St. Stephen Catholic Church.

William worked for Grand Trunk Western Railroad for over 43 years and was a member of Holy Trinity Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Violet Belle; three sons, Ronald (Linda) O'Connor Sr., Timothy (Katherine) O'Connor and Matthew (Melisa) O'Connor; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leo O'Connor, Tom O'Connor and Gary O'Connor; two sisters, Lucille Gajda and Donna Pace; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons, Richard James O'Connor and William Edward O'Connor Jr.; four brothers, Francis, Joseph, Robert and Vincent; and four sisters, Marie, Margaret, Helen and Isabelle.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Mr. O'Connor will lie in state at Holy Trinity Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Reverend Joseph Gagnon will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church.

For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.