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Roderick J. O'Connor

January 24, 1935 January 5, 2019
Roderick J. O'Connor
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South Hamilton - Roderick J. O’Connor 83, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Rodney was born January 24, 1935 in Boston. A handful at a young age and an entrepreneur, he honed his sales and “big idea” skills by shining shoes, selling newspapers and flowers, delivering fruits and vegetables by horse and carriage and briefly raising chickens in the basement (to the dismay of his mother).
Rodney’s passion and career in hockey began while skating with his brothers in Charlestown. The fondness and thrill to compete led to a successful hockey career with Malden Catholic and Boston College (class of 1963), as well as friendships with those he played with and against.
After college the enjoyment of the outdoors, drew Rodney to Stowe, VT to be a member of the ski patrol where he met his future wife. He returned to the Boston area to begin his career in the investment business, eventually starting his own company, OCONNTRADE INC.
On weekends and later in retirement Rodney spent time expanding his love for the outdoors. Rodney enjoyed time on the water, sailing, having lobsters and clams with friends, tailgating at the BC Football games and travelling with Jayne.
A longtime patron of Myopia Polo and volunteer with the Myopia Hunt, he never missed a Thanksgiving Day hunt. He also enjoyed being ring master in the three day horse events at Groton House Farms for many years.
There were no strangers with Rodney. He loved meeting people and cherished all his friendships near and far.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Jayne O’Connor, daughter, Kerry-Ann O’Connor, son, John O’Connor, brother, Alfred O’Connor and his wife, Janet and nieces and nephews that he was always proud of. He was predeceased by his mother, Marguerite, sisters, Marjorie Hemenway and Marion Tremont, brothers, Charles, Herbert and James O’Connor.
His funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street , Beverly, on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 (www.give.caredimensions.org ). Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com .


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Visitation

Saturday

12

Jan

3:00 PM 1/12/2019 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1/12/2019 5:00:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Campbell Funeral Home
525 Cabot Street Beverly 01915 MA
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Jan

5:00 PM 1/12/2019 5:00:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Campbell Funeral Home
525 Cabot Street Beverly 01915 MA
United States
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