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Robert J. "Bob" O'Connor Sr.
PORTLAND -- Robert J. "Bob" O'Connor Sr., 76, of Farmington, died peacefully of complications from heart surgery on June 17, 2011, with his family by his side at Maine Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 27, 1935 in Medford, MA, a son of Joseph and Edna (Austin) O'Connor.
He was a member of the National Guard and was an Army Reservist in the late 50's. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker and was a "jack-of-all-trades". There was nothing he couldn't do from building houses to furniture, landscaping to boats.
Bob was a well respected "hydroplaneologist" and was a member of the American Power Boat Association and the South Shore Outboard Association.
He had a passion for his family, hydroplane racing and boat building. He had a small apple orchard and always had a garden.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pearl (McIsaac) of Farmington; daughter, Kathy Poulin and her husband, Rick of New Portland; sons, Bob O'Connor and his wife, Lynn of Farmington, and Joe O'Connor and his fiance,
Leticia Stone of Kingfield; grandchildren, Ricky Poulin and his girlfriend, Amanda Bowen, Kimberly Poulin, Jason Poulin, Matthew Poulin, Larissa Moulton and her husband, Tom, Tim O'Connor, Ryan O'Connor, Holly O'Connor, Lauri
O'Connor, Morgan Spaulding, Emily Stone and Brad Erskine; great-grandchildren, Cassidee Moulton and Gunnar Moulton; a brother, Joseph O'Connor of Florida; two sisters, Pat Reynolds of Massachusetts and Maureen
Fitzgerald of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and a grandson, Patrick O'Connor.
At Bob's request, there will be no services. Remembrance gifts may be made to the South Shore Outboard Association, SSOA President, Alan Akerstrom, 39 Beaver Brook Rd., Westford, MA 01886.