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Michael P. Connor

July 31, 1934 — November 3, 2023



2Timothy  4:7  I  have  fought  the  good  fight,  I  have  finished  the  race,  I  have  kept  the  faith

Winchendon, Michael P. Connor, passed peacefully in the early morning of November 3, 2023, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. He was the son of Edith Gray (Eisenhauer) Connor and Malcolm Michael Connor. Michael was a devoted family man and committed Catholic having served the Lord and his community in the role of Deacon in Massachusetts and South Carolina. He graduated from Murdock

High School, Boston College, and achieved his graduate studies at the University of Maine. Mike served in the US Marines. His career was primarily in education, having long time served as Guidance Director at Athol High School.

Over 63 years ago Michael married the love of his life and soulmate, Lorraine (LaRochelle) Connor.

Together they raised their five children in Winchendon.

Growing up near the Toy Town Tavern and Winchendon Golf Course, loving to caddy, he learned to become a skilled golfer by watching others golf.  As a young boy he loved riding his beloved horse Pal down the streets of Winchendon with his good friend Jack Murray.  Michael enjoyed skiing, golfing, visits to Maine, along with other crafty pursuits earning the nick name crafty Mike. He was known for his fort building adventures in the woods of Winchendon using little more than fallen trees and telephone wire.

Beyond his family, his passion was for the Lord, and he demonstrated his faith in his role as a deacon, counselor of married couples, confirmation instructor, and CCD teacher as examples.

He will be remembered for his faith, kindness, compassion, and service to others. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. He leaves his wife Lorraine; five children, and their spouses, Ann Marie Connor and her wife Melanie (Kennedy) Connor, Patricia (Connor) Sheldon and her husband, Dennis Sheldon, Eric Connor and his wife Michelle (Manning) Connor, Renee (Connor) Greenly and her husband Adam Greenly, Michael Connor and his wife Heather (Michaud) Connor, 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one sister, Margaret (Connor) Bartlett; a number of in-laws; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Michael is predeceased in death by his parents; brother, Malcolm, a number of in-laws; a nephews, and a grandniece.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon, MA 01475. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Glennallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to  the Alzheimer's Association at visit, 

To leave an online condolence please visit

Stone Ladeau Funeral home, 343 Central St., Winchendon has been entrusted with his funeral arrangements.

Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor Melissa A. McQuaid Funeral Directors


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