in memoriam

In Memory of John Joseph O'Connor

April 11, 2023


John Joseph O’Connor, 88, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

John was born in New York, NY, to the late Patrick and Elizabeth Mulkeen Clynes O’Connor. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Renate O'Connor; a granddaughter, Brianna Kennedy; and grandson, Kevin O’Connor. He was of the Catholic faith and the former owner of Sleepy Hollow Cottages. John was a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 81, Signal 82 of Florida, and Highland Park Association.

He is survived by his two sons, Michael O’Connor of Venice, FL.; Thomas O’Connor of Ocoee, Fl.; two daughters, Eileen Worthington of Flatwoods, KY., Phyllis DeNeef (Gino) of Franklin; and a sister, Mary Laffen, Madison, NC. Mr. O’Connor also has seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren surviving.

In honoring Mr. O’Connor’s request, there are no services planned.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to FOP Lodge 81, Macon/Jackson, PO Box 12, Franklin, NC 28744.