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Rev John F “Tim” O'Connor

Rev John F “Tim” O'Connor

Birth
Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 9 Jun 2013 (aged 66)
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Cary, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 112177415 · View Source
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RALEIGH
The Reverend Monsignor John F. (Tim) O'Connor, 66, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. He ws born in Maspeth, New York on September 10, 1046 to Betty Jean Adam and the late John F. O'Connor, Msgr. O'Connor is survived by his mother and three younger brothers; Bruce, Kenneth (Chris) and Kevin (Jackie); and nieces and nephews, Matthew, Michelle, Megan, Brittany, Jammie, Robbie, Mike, Erica, Amanda and Rachel He was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Kim.

After discerning a vocation to the Priesthood, he entered the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio for studies in Philosophy, Theology and for priestly formation. Monsignor O'Connor was ordained a Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Raleigh at Annunciation Catholic Church in Havelock by the Most Reverend Vincent S. Waters on March 26, 1973.

During his priestly life, Monsignor O'Connor served in many parishes throughout eastern North Carolina. His parish and mission assignments to priestly ministry included the following: Assistant, Saint Raphael the Archangel, Raleigh; Apostolate program with pastoral care of Saint Eugene, Wendell; Assistant, Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh; Administrator, Cardinal Gibbons High Schook, Raleigh; Pastor, Saint Charles Borromeo, Ahoskie; Pastor, the Newman Catholic Student Center, Chapel Hill; Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount; Pastor, Saint Thomas More, Chapel Hill; Recor, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh; Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh; Pastor, Saint Michael the Archangel, Cary; and Pastor, Saint Luke, the Evangalist, Raleigh.

Additionally, Monsignor O'Connor held the offices of Vice Chancellor and the Director of Liturgy for the Diocese of Raleigh, serving as Diocese Master of Ceremnies for over thirty years. He also served as Vicar Forane (Dean) for the Raleigh Deanery. On August 8, 2000, Monsignor O'Connor was named a Prelate of Honor by His Holiness, Blessed John Paul II, with the title of Monsignor. Monsignor O'Connor was additionally named a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem by His Holiness, Blessed John Paul II and was promoted to the rank of Commander by His Holiness Benedict XVI.

Published in The News & Observer, June 12, 2013.


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  • Created by: Alma Smith
  • Added: 12 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112177415
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John F “Tim” O'Connor (10 Sep 1946–9 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112177415, citing Wake Memorial Park, Cary, Wake County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Alma Smith (contributor 47780021) .