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06/14/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Richard Connor

Richard Eugene Connor
(d. 11 June 2013)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Richard Connor, Class of 1965, brother of Margaret Connor McCoy, passed away at home in Carrollton on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the age of 67

    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 06/21/13, 12:41 AM - "    Richard Eugene Connor Obituary":

Hi, Carol,

I saw this posted on Facebook by
  Ron Smith ('65 - of VA) and thought you'd want to know about it...

   Thank you so much, Sandi.  I read this several times, and as I so often do, simply refused to believe what I was seeing.

From the Daily Press - 06/14/13:

                      Richard E. Connor
      CARROLLTON - Richard Eugene Connor, 67, a native of Newport News, and resident of Carrollton for eight years, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

He was a member of the Carrollton Baptist Church. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding, after 43 years as a master Shipbuilder, where he worked as a crane operator in the foundry.

He loved his job as a crane operator, but when he retired, he was able to fully enjoy his favorite activity, gardening. He enjoyed doing pig-pickings and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maggie Butler Connor; father, Floyd Connor; and first wife, Rose Connor.

Richard Connor

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Connor; his daughter, Deborah Varner and her husband, Mike; stepson, Eric Hildebrandt and his wife Candice; sister, Margaret McCoy and her husband, John; three grandchildren, Aubrey M. Connor, McKaylie McAndrew, and Austin Hildebrandt; special friends, Marvin, Susie, Elton, Peggy, and Sandy; two dogs, Duke and Lucky.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., at Peninsula Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Lee A. Hess. The burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park and the family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

Memorial Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, at American Diabetes Association, ATTN: Center for Information, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, or to the Suffolk SPCA, at 4300 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk, VA 23435.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on June 14, 2013.
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June 14, 2013

 Our deepest sympathy; keeping the Connor Family in our thoughts and prayers through this most difficult time.

~ Karen and Stan Murrell, Smithfield, Virginia

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Richard's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here: 

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

In the Garden

Words and Music by Charles Austin Miles, 1912
(07 Jan 1868 - 10 Mar 1946)

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

"In the Garden" midi (sequenced by Randell M. Lawson) and lyrics courtesy of - 01/31/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Green Leaves Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/15/05

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