John J. O’Connor, a New Canaan resident for 43 years, passed away peacefully on February 20, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Manhattan, NY on August 20th, 1946, the eldest son of Daniel and Dorothy O’Connor. He married his college sweetheart, Wynne (Muller) O’Connor, and together they celebrated 49 years of marriage, raising three children and sharing the joy of five grandchildren.
Raised in Jackson Heights, NY, John graduated from Xavier High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s and law degrees at Fordham University and a Master of Laws degree at NYU Graduate School of Law. He dedicated many years to a successful career as a corporate attorney and, upon retirement, found fulfillment in teaching law and business courses at local colleges and universities. He was a proud member of the Army’s Fighting 69th Regiment and of the Friendly Sons of St.