FARMINGTON — Flora Pearl O’Connor, 80, of the Holley Road in Farmington passed Wednesday, Sept. 5, at her home with her family by her side.

She was born in Brighton, Mass., Sept. 6, 1937, a daughter of Joseph Reginal and Angeline (MacDonald) McIsaac. On Aug. 30, 1958, she married Robert O’Connor, the love of her life, and they made their family home on the Holley Road for many years. He passed June 17, 2011.

Pearl was a local celebrity, having touched many people’s lives as she worked at Hannaford Supermarket in Farmington for 38 years, retiring on Dec. 23, 2014. She always put others before herself, loved family time, shopping, boat racing and she especially enjoyed working on puzzles with her “Birthday Buddy,” great-granddaughter, Cassidee.

She is loved by her family; children: Kathy Poulin and her husband, Rick, of New Portland, Bob O’Connor and his wife, Lynn, of Farmington and Joe O’Connor and his wife, Letitia, of Kingfield; grandchildren: Ricky Poulin and his companion, Amanda, of Kingfield, Kimberly Poulin and her companion, Brandon, of Skowhegan, Jason Poulin and his companion, Teddy, of Portland, Matthew Poulin and companion, Mikaela, of Kingfield, Larissa Moulton and her husband, Thomas, of Maple Hill, N.C., Tim O’Connor of New York, Ryan O’Connor and his companion, Brooke, of Belgrade, Holly O’Connor of Bar Harbor, Lauri O’Connor of Bangor, Morgan Spaulding and fiance, Bradley, of Augusta and Emily Stone and her companion, Gavin, of Jay; great-grandchildren: “Birthday Buddy” Cassidee Moulton, Gunnar Moulton and a new “Birthday Buddy,” Hudson Grant Poulin, born Sept. 6, 2018; siblings Margaret Helen Priest of Clinton, Mass., Joan Camelli of Milford, Mass., James McIsaac of Watertown, Mass., and Mary Arsenault of Fall River, PEI.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Patrick James O’Connor, and a sister, Frances Ann Stukey.

The family would like to give a special thank-you to her caregivers at Farmington Family Practice, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and her nurse, Pranee, for their tender care.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at her home, 709 Holley Road. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be considered to the U.S. A-Team Boat Racing, c/o Bill Allen, 143 Park Ave., Quincy, MA 02171. Cremation care has been provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center/Adams-McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

Condolences and tributes may be shared with her family on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Flora Pearl O’Connor


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