Therese "Terry" O'Connor

Therese “Terry” Marie O’Connor, 69, of Manchester, died Saturday November 3, 2018 at Manchester Memorial Hospital.  Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Laurence and Lillian (Conway) O’Connor.  She had many years of service in the insurance business, beginning with Connecticut Mutual and retiring from ING, Inc. as a Life Underwriter.  Terry truly enjoyed golfing and was a longtime member of Manchester Country Club and recently served on their Board of Directors as Secretary.  For many years she was an active member of Zonta International; an organization focused on empowering women. She was a wonderful chef, loved entertaining especially over the holidays, enjoyed traveling, particularly Cape Cod Bay and Jamaica, avid UCONN Women’s Basketball fan and truly enjoyed reading. She was an animal lover and throughout her life had countless pets, and leaves behind Winnie and Muddie.

She is survived by her siblings, Raymond O’Connor and his partner Carolyn Laurel of Watertown, CT, Kathleen (Kathy) O’Connor of Andover, and Laurence O’Connor of Springfield, MA; her nieces and nephews, Kristin O’Connor and her husband Jared Shows, Elizabeth  O’Connor Tickey and her husband Kevin, Danny O’Connor and his wife Mary, Connor Yanicky, Cameron O’Connor Yanicky, and Emma Yanicky, her great-nieces and nephews, Serra Tickey, Laura Tickey, Jimmy O’Connor and Dylan O’Connor; and numerous close friends. She will be truly missed by all.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St. Manchester.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 12:00-2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.  For online condolences please visit