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O'CONNOR - John V. March 9, 2017, of Grand Island, formerly of Lewiston; husband of 69 years of Evelyn J. (Shannon) O'Connor; father of Daniel J. (Christine A.) O'Connor, Lorraine J. (Louis) O'Connor-DeRosa and the late Thomas K. (survived by wife Donna) O'Connor; grandfather of Sean (Christine) and Michael O'Connor, Shannon (Ryan) Tuke, Ryan (Emily) and Patrick (Lisa) O'Connor, Andrea and Alex DeRosa; great-grandfather of Quinn, Avery, Violet, Owen, Evelyn, Lacey and Gianna; brother of Patricia (Harry) Powell, Maureen (late Joseph) Weber and the late Lorne O'Connor and Kathleen VeRost; also the late Richard Olson, his wartime comrade and buddy. Friends may call Saturday 9-11 AM at the Kaiser Funeral Home, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island; a memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11:30 AM at St. Stephen's Church; in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors or Elderwood at Grand Island; Mr. O'Connor was a WWII Veteran, a paratrooper and pathfinder, and received the Purple Heart in the Battle of the Bulge.

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