TURNER – Nancy C. O’Connor (Grammie O) of Turner, went home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Bernard, on Sunday, March 29.

She was born in Lewiston, Aug. 17, 1932, the daughter of Kenneth and Zetta Johnson. She received her education in Auburn schools, devoting her life to raising her 11 children.

She then set time for herself by working at Decoster Egg Farm in Turner, then Pioneer Plastics of Auburn, retiring in 1998. Most recently, she was employed as a foster grandparent at Androscoggin Head Start.

She was first married to Harold Nichols in 1948, later divorcing, then married to the love of her life, Bernard O’Connor on Feb. 7, 1970. She was a beautiful, devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by eight sons, Edward and wife, Joyce, of Lewiston, Robert and wife, Sally, of Turner, Gerald and wife, Sandy, of Sabattus, Ronald of Mechanic Falls, Wayne and wife, Tina, of Mechanic Falls, Clay and wife, Ann, of Turner, Mike and companion, Chrissy Paquette, of Auburn and Brian and wife, Jane, of Turner; three daughters, Susan Bedford and husband, Donald, Cheryl Ward and husband, Philip, both of Greene and Pamela Morris and husband, Kenneth of Turner; four stepdaughters, Shannon Atkinson of Hartford, Anita Chandler of Monmouth, Melody Thurlon of Waterford and Colleen O’Connor of Buckfield; one brother, Bruce Johnson and wife, Karen, of Auburn; one sister, Patricia Castner and husband, Larry, of Minot; two brothers-in-law, John Carver of Turner and Kenneth Damon of Florida; a sister-in-law, Patricia Carlton of Wilton; 37 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many, many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Bernard; two brothers, Donald Corey of Texas, and Glen Carlton of Wilton; one sister, Gloria Damon of Florida; and a stepson, Bernard “Buddy” O’Connor.

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