Paul M. O'Connor

20 janvier 19593 janvier 2021

Paul M. O’Connor, of the Town of Plymouth, died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at his home following a brief illness. He was born on January 20, 1959 in Bronx, NY, moved to Mahopac, NY and graduated from Mahopac High School. After graduating from high school, Paul enlisted in the United States Army, 101st Airborne division, in which he served from 1977 to 1979. During his military service, he was awarded the Air Assault Infantry Badge and the M16 Rifle Expert Badge. Following his discharge from the military, Paul served as an officer of the Town of Carmel, NY Police Department and worked for Norstar Investigations. In his service to the Town of Carmel Police Department, he was awarded as the top performing STOP DWI officer for the mid-Hudson region in the years 2003 and 2004 plus numerous other accolades and commendations during his police career. After moving to Chenango County, Paul served as the Plymouth Town Justice, during which time he was a member of the Chenango County Magistrates Association. He also served as a member and president of the Otselic Valley Central School Board during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years. In his leisure time, Paul greatly enjoyed coaching basketball, and was a member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials. He enjoyed a good joke and enjoyed playing practical jokes on others. He also had a great love for animals of all kinds, and kept numerous kinds of pets. Paul loved being with people, and enjoyed getting to meet and know people from all walks of life; he loved his country, as evidenced by his military service and his service in law enforcement; and he dearly loved his family, and he always looked after his family and friends. He will be sorely missed by more people than he could have realized. Paul is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carolina (Ogden) O’Connor and their children: Ashley Corinne O’Connor, and Kyle Patrick O’Connor and his companion, Theresa Schiotis. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Carolina Ogden; sisters-in-law, Kristina (Connie) Ogden and Lisa (Kista) Ogden; brother-in-law, Theodore Ogden Jr.; nephews, Ryan and Riess; niece, Nichole; and his feline companion, “Little Man.” He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Theodore Ogden Sr. Friends are invited to call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St., Norwich, on Saturday, January 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Paul’s memory may make a donation to the American Cancer Society, at www.donate3.cancer.org for funding in pancreatic cancer research.


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Paul M. O'Connor


Deanie McLaughlin (Bergin)

18 février , 2021

I just learned of Paul’s passing & I was very shocked and saddened.

Paul and I worked together at Carmel P.D. for 15 years. Due to this work connection, I was lucky enough to become friendly with Missy and also watch Ashley & Kyle grow up. I have many great memories from the PBA picnics, as well as, the P.D vs. F.D. basketball games.

Paul, or Poco as we often called him, was a very intense & driven individual who put his all into everything he did. If you were lucky enough to have Paul consider you a friend, you could not ask for better.
I am so very sorry for the family’s loss. Please know that they, as well as Paul, are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, #30. ☘️ 🇮🇪 🕊

Lorrie Wolfe

9 janvier , 2021

Love & prayers our deepest condolences to all

Brian Smith

7 janvier , 2021

I have only known Paul for five years, but the impact he has had on my daughters’ lives is something I never would have expected five years ago. He is truly a great man who will be missed dearly, by myself and my family. The influence he has had on this family will remain with us for many years to come.
Rest In Peace Paul.

Moe Kinner

7 janvier , 2021

I got to know Paul at Knickerbocker in Cincinnatus and at Norwich playing golf. I can honestly say he was one of the most enjoyable people to play golf with or against. Just hanging around before or after play, was a pleasure as he was a lot of fun. As word is getting out of his passing, we realize another good guy is gone. To you the family, I am sorry for your loss. To my friend Paul, play well in God's kingdom.

Bridget Preston

7 janvier , 2021

Paul was always there for whoever needed him. Just call and he be at your side immediately.

Carissa Bonham

6 janvier , 2021

There will never be a day where I don’t miss you. Heaven now has one of the best people in the world. From being my basketball coach for countless years to handing me my diploma at graduation this year you’ve always been one of the people I admire and appreciate the most. I hope I continue to make you proud. Deep condolences and prayers to the family. Heaven has an amazing person.

Dianne Hatcher

6 janvier , 2021

One of the Greatest Friends of all time! Paul was always lending a helping hand a strong shoulder or encouraging words. He was a devoted family man and friend! He will be missed! Sending love and prayers to Missy, Ashley and Kyle!!

ROBERT Brenzel

6 janvier , 2021

God took you way to soon! You were a great friend, and Judge! You always stood up for what you felt was right! From the Brotherhood of the Badge. May you rest in eternal peace, my Brother!!!

Anthony Disiena

6 janvier , 2021

So sorry for your lost

Frank Gunn

6 janvier , 2021

No better person to call a friend. I will remember the many calls we worked together when i was chief in the FD. i will cherish the memories of the times we golfed together. He was a class act. To his family i send prayers and hugs. Till we meet again my friend RIP