Lifelong tennis player, golf club champion at Salem C.C.


LYNNFIELD — Edith H. O’Connor, 96, of Lynnfield died on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody.

Born in Minneapolis, Minn. on Dec. 22, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Edith (Haines) Legro.

Mrs. O’Connor was a graduate of Swampscott High School, Class of 1935. She had been a resident of Lynnfield for the past 72 years. Mrs. O’Connor was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Church and St. Maria Goretti Church both in Lynnfield. She was a member of the Salem Country Club since in the 1940s and was a 16-time Club Champion. Mrs. O’Connor enjoyed skiing into her 80s at Cranmore Mountain and was a lifelong tennis player.

She was the wife of the late Leo H. O’Connor. Mrs. O’Connor is survived by her three daughters, Linda Camuso and her husband Stephen of Lynnfield; Cheryl Hawkins and her husband Keith of Skaneateles, N.Y.; and Andrea Bruno of Lynnfield and her late husband Joseph Bruno; and her son, Michael O’Connor and his partner Brenda Harding of Wenham. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Scott, Jill, Michael, Kristen, A.J., Alex and Greg and four great-grandchildren.

Her funeral was held from McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Saturday morning, Oct. 11 followed by a funeral Mass at St. Maria Goretti Church, 125 Chestnut St., Lynnfield. Visitation for relatives and friends was held at the funeral home on Friday. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. O’Connor’s name may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix AZ 85016-4862.