Brian M. O'Connor, 52, of Wethersfield, loving and devoted husband of Darcy (Turgeon) O'Connor for 24 years, passed away Monday (October 29, 2012) at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. He was born November 6, 1959 in Hartford and is the son of Michael J. O'Connor, Sr. and Aline (Bernier) O'Connor of Wethersfield. Brian was a graduate of Wethersfield High School, Class of 1978, and Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Industrial Construction Technologies. He was a Master Carpenter for the family business, O'Connor Builders, for over 25 years. He was presently employed as the Chief Building Official for the Town of Wethersfield since 1999. Brian was an enthusiastic golfer, and he enjoyed gardening, fishing and construction. Over the years, Brian coached youth basketball, soccer and softball. His fun-loving, humorous and easygoing nature will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by his two daughters, Sarah Theresa O'Connor and Kristin Aline O'Connor of Wethersfield; four brothers, Dennis J. O'Connor and wife, Dacey of Colchester, Paul D. O'Connor and wife, Edina, Michael J. O'Connor, Jr., and Mark E. O'Connor and wife, Gail, all of Wethersfield; his mother-in-law, Theresa A. Forsdick and husband, Charles of Wethersfield; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kimberly A. Consonni of Wethersfield, Michael N. Turgeon of Marietta, Georgia and Robert N. Turgeon and wife, Kim of Wethersfield as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Normand P. Turgeon. A very special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center for the care and compassion shown to Brian and his family.
Calling hours are Friday from 2-8 p.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday (November 3) at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 601 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Burial will be private. Donations in Brian's memory may be made to the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, 80 Seymour Street, P.O. Box 5037, Hartford, CT, 06102-5037. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit