Pauline L. (McCreevan) O'Connor

Died: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Location: Lehman, Reen, McNamara Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Location: St Mary Church Charlestown

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In Brighton formerly of Charlestown passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 7, 2017, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Cherished daughter of the late Esther (Foley) McCreevan. Beloved wife of the late Paul J. O’Connor.  Devoted mother of Paula “Bonnie” O’Connor of Brighton, Caroline O’Connor-Shepard and her husband Brad of St. Louis, MO, Jeremiah J. O’Connor of South Boston and the late Paul J. O’Connor, Jr.   Loving Nana of Micaela O’Connor and her husband Andrew Walker of Brighton and Isabelle O’Connor Shepard of St. Louis, MO.  Sister of Richard McCreevan, Ruth Gorman and the late Jack and Kenneth “Buddy” McCreevan.  Lifelong friend of Eleanor Hill.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home on Thursday, October 12th at 10:30am.  Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren Street, Charlestown at 12pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours Wednesday, October 11th from 4-8pm.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Pauline to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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Sean Arthur
   Posted Sun October 08, 2017
Nana O’Connor was an exceptional woman who never wavered in her values. She was sweet as pie and strong as an ox. She raised wonderful children who carry on her strength and endless love. Never one to mince words, she called a spade a spade. She was a lover and a fighter and heaven is a better place today because of her. She gave me my first apron and I believe it has special powers and has helped me become the cook I am today. It is a Larry Bird jersey and I still wear it on special occasions. I have never grilled a bad meal with it on. She helped raise one of the best and special woman I ever met in Micaela. Micaela idolized and adored her Grandmother because she was such an exceptional person. She was endearing,loving, caring, compassionate and could be stern and intimidating when she wanted to. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was intelligent enough to know that God gave you two ears and one mouth. She always had an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on. Nana truly was an Angel on Earth and she will be sorely missed. I feel blessed to have known her and I am a better man from the lessons I have learned from her. My deepest sympathy and continuos prayers are extended to the whole family in these dark hours. Her work was done here so God took her home. I love you Nana! Thank you for being you. Sincerely, Sean Arthur xoxo

Judi & Rich Shepard
   Posted Mon October 09, 2017
We have never met Pauline but are well acquainted with her daughter, Caroline, and Isabelle, her granddaughter. We are Brad Shepard's parents and Isabellelle's other grandparents.

Pauline should be very proud of Caroline and Isabelle. We are very thankful for them being part of our family. Based upon Caroline's love and thoughtfulness we assume that she learned from her Mother, Pauline.

We will pray for the soul of Pauline.

Judi & Rich Shepard

   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
Bonnie, Caroline & Jeremiah: I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I have great memories of Aunt Paula,Uncle Paul and all us at Nana's house every Sunday. Thinking of you all.

With Sympathy,
Nancy O'Connor Fors

Kathy Whelan
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
Bonnie, Carrie & Jay,

I can't express the impact your mom had on my life. It brought me so much joy to know that my mom was blessed with the best friend on this earth. They loved each other dearly. The memories will always make us laugh out loud forever. She was a class act. I want you to know how much Elaine's kids loved her and please if there is anything I can do to help let me know. We're blessed to have had her in our lives and I'll be forever grateful. Sending love and prayers for comfort for you, Kathy

Elizabeth Stoodley
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
There are truly no words that could possibly comfort you at this time but please know that we are thinking of you all in your time of great sorrow.

Elizabeth Stoodley & Don Jones

Erica Willert
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
I am so so sorry to hear about your mother. I know this isn't easy, I will be thinking of you!