Barbara L. Connor, 1922 - 2014

Connor Obit Pic

Barbara Lucille Connor, 92, formerly of 27 Julie Street, Poland died Monday, October 27, 2014, at the Montello Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since August. Born in Lewiston on April 27, 1922, she was the daughter of Michael T. and Marjorie Ham Harkins, Sr. She was educated at local schools, and was a graduate of Lewiston High School. On June 30, 1949, she married Eugene D. Connor. Over the course of her working life she was the manager of the Photo Studio at B. Peck Company in Lewiston, ME, co-manager of the White Sewing Machine Department at England Brothers Department Store in Pittsfield, MA, where she also served as the Cosmetic Buyer, Stationery Buyer, and ran the Christmas department for many years. She was also very active in community theater, serving as the President and directing several productions for the Palatine Town Players in Palatine, IL, and taught Creative Dramatics for children in Pittsfield, MA. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, antiquing, and especially sailing, racing one-design sailboats with her husband Gene at regattas in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Besides her loving husband of Poland, she is survived by a brother, Michael and wife June, two sisters; Cecila Harkins and companion Bob Roy, and Rose Stephenson and husband Dewey, several nieces and nephews; Shannon, Kelly, Jonathan, Fred, Karen, Patricia, David, Sue, Deborah, Amy, and Mathew. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Norman Hankins. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a brother Daniel, sisters Arline Philbrick  and Louise Hankins, and brother-in-law Harry Philbrick. The family would like to thank the staffs of Montello Manor and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, especially Terry, Kathy, Kathleen, and Doreen, for all the loving care they gave Barbara during her final illness.

Funeral Notice

CONNOR, Barbara, 92, of Poland, died in Lewiston on October 27, 2014. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, from 11 AM to 1 PM, followed by a Liturgy of the Word Service at 1 PM. Interment, Garcelon Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

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