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John D. O'Connor, 72

NORTH SANDWICH – John D. O'Connor, 72, of North Sandwich, died Monday, October 7, 2013 at Lakes region General Hospital. Despite convincing everyone that he would eventually die due to his heart condition, it was not meant to be. John dealt with pancreatic cancer and succumbed to pneumonia.

He was born on June 10, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John P. and Agnes (Daly) O'Connor. John worked for several years installing fire suppression equipment and retired as president of his own company. He went on to work in other areas of interest, such as business consulting and real estate before his health interfered. Throughout his life, John was an athlete with many accomplishments in semi-pro football and golf. His enthusiasm for the two sports never wavered. He was known as a true gentleman. John's family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the many medical professionals that tried to help him with his complicated medical history. The family would like to also express their gratitude to the caring and empathetic staff of LRGH and Central NH VNA and Hospice.

He is survived by his life partner, Kathryn McDonald of North Sandwich, his beloved cat, Lily and many loving friends.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to Sandwich Fire & Rescue, 23 Wentworth Hill Road, Sandwich, NH 03227.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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