A Celebration of Bob and Carol's lives will be held Friday, October 15th from 5:00 until 7:00pm at Lindquist Lundin Funeral Home, 36 Butler Street, Worcester.
Funeral Prayers will be said in honor of Bob at the conclusion of visiting hours and immediately followed with Army Funeral Honors.
A Funeral Service to honor Carol will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 16th at Quinsigamond United Methodist Church, 9 Stebbins Street, Worcester. Please gather directly at church.
Interment will be private and held at a later date.
AUBURN-Carol E. (Svenson) O'Connor, 78, of Eddy Pond East and formerly of Worcester, died Thursday, September 16, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital with her loving husband by her side.
She was born in Worcester, daughter of Adolph F. and Mildred E. (Halldin) Svenson and graduated from South High School. Carol earned her LPN in nursing from David Hale Fanning Trade School and worked on the surgical floor at St. Vincent Hospital for several years and AdCare Hospital retiring in 2019. Carol was a longtime and active member of Quinsigamond United Methodist Church.
Carol enjoyed spending time at the beach, especially in Maine, and visiting lighthouses. She and Bob traveled extensively throughout the US and overseas. She kept herself busy with knitting, crocheting, embroidery and reading. Baseball season was always fun in the O'Connor home as Carol was an avid Red Sox fan while Bob is a Yankees fan.
Carol is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert D. O'Connor, three children, Robin L. Mercurio of Millbury, Kim A. Marshall and husband Paul of Oxford, Brian F. O'Connor and wife Gena Nolin of Hampstead, NH and Stephen Harper, who was like a son to her. She was a loving MeeMee to six beautiful grandchildren: Rebecca Ploof and her husband Scott, Rachael Mercurio and her fiancé, James Gil, Daniel Mercurio and wife Gillian, Ryan and Katelyn Marshall and Mikaylah O'Connor, and a loving GG to her great grandson, Matthew Gil. She was predeceased by her brother, Russell Svenson.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol's memory may be made to Quinsigamond United Methodist Church, 9 Stebbins Street, Worcester, MA 01607