Edward William Connors Jr.

August 15, 1929February 11, 2018

Edward William Connors, Jr., of Sudbury, MA and Vero Beach, FL died peacefully on February 11, 2018.

He was born August 15, 1929 in Cambridge MA. He was married to the late Frances (Cooney) Connors for 61 years. He was the son of the late Edward and Rita (Hayes) Connors.

Ed is survived by his children, Maureen Connors of Wayne, PA, Barbara O’Brien and her husband Curtis of Marlborough, MA, Edward Connors and his wife Jennifer of Brownsville, VT, Brian Connors and his wife, Patricia of Newtown, PA, Sean Connors and his wife Patricia of Natick, MA, Paul Connors and his wife Kelly of Phoenixville, PA, Margaret Connors of West Chester, PA, Timothy Connors and his wife Denise of Colorado Springs, CO and David Connors and his wife Leanne of Sandy Hook, CT and eighteen grandchildren. His sister, Marie Modic of Moorestown, NJ and many nieces and nephews survive him.

His beloved brother John Marston (Jack) predeceased him.

Funeral Mass to be held Thursday February 15 at 9AM at Our Lady of Fatima, 160 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA. All guests are invited to meet directly at the church.

Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sudbury.

Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or the VFW Foundation, 24 Beacon Street Room 546-1 State House, Boston MA 02133.

Ed spent much of his early life in Boston. Ed was a Korean War Veteran and attended Tufts University. After marrying his wife Frances (Nancy) Cooney they moved to Sudbury where they lived for 55 years and raised 9 children. As a student in Civil Engineering at Tufts, Ed was recruited to work at the Rand Corporation and was an early innovator in missile defense computer programming. Due to his talent with defense systems Ed was selected to a team that worked on the original North America Radar Defense (NORAD) system in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado.

Ed was active in Sudbury Town Politics and was a long time member of the Sudbury Planning Board. As a member of the planning board he advocated strongly for the expansion and construction of walkways throughout Town. Ed served as Sudbury Town Constable; was founding contributor to Sudbury Youth Soccer; coached numerous Little League Baseball teams; was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish where he served as a member of the Knights of Columbus. Upon his retirement, he traveled extensively with his wife, taking cruises and trips to Russia, China and around the world. Ed will be remembered for his mischievous sense of humor and gentle smile. His children always knew that he would be there for him no matter what he was a consistent and caring presence in all of their lives. He will be missed.


  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 15, 2018

Edward William Connors Jr.

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February 24, 2018

To the family, please accept my deepest condolences. May all find strength from Almighty God during this time.

February 20, 2018

Everybody was here for you Dad,
We love you so much
Will miss you more than we know
Love you Dad Bahb

Great pictures of him David ....

February 15, 2018

To the Connors family, I just wanted you guys to know that I enjoyed your father and mother immensely. They always treated me like a king. My greatest condolences to all of you. Your very good friend, Roy Houghton

Bobby, Mary, Eric & Chris Magnuson

February 15, 2018

To All the Connors, We are so sad to hear about your dad's passing, a very sad end of a very special era. Our parents' friendships created some amazing memories for all of us. Only Mr. Connors could have come up with the idea of Pugwash! So much love and laughter over the years in between all of the fun mayhem! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Sam Betar

February 14, 2018

A wonderful man.

February 14, 2018

Praying God's comfort during this time of bereavement. - Shelby

David Connors

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