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Garrett O'Connor

January 26, 2018

Garrett J. O'Connor, 86 of Union passed away on January 26, 2018.

Funeral is from the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave. Union on Saturday at 8:30 AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Genevieve Church in Elizabeth at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation is on Friday from 4-8 PM at the funeral home.

Born in Newark, Garrett was a longtime Union resident. He graduated from St. Benedict's Prep in Newark before serving in the Navy as a machinist until 1952. After, he worked at Pabst Blue Ribbon and Middlesex Engineering before working as a design team leader with Foster-Wheeler Energy Co. in Clinton for many years, retiring 16 years ago. His job took him all over the world for his work on oil refineries.

A member of the Hillside Knights of Columbus, Union Senior's Monday Club, and the Hillside Italian-American Club; Garrett was also very involved at his parish, St. Genevieve's. Here, he served as a scout leader for Troop 23 for ten years, as well as being a communicant, and active in their Senior Citizen Club.

Garrett was the beloved husband of the late Anna Marie (nee Cicalese); loving father of Garrett, Jr., David C. and Donna Marie O'Connor; dear grandfather of David G. and Anna Marie O'Connor; and brother of Elizabeth Kilkenny and the late Patrick O'Connor and Betty O'Donoghue.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, February 2, 2018

4:00 - 8:00pm

Galante Funeral Home- Union

2800 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Starts at 10:00am

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