Rev. Maurice J. O'Connor

  • Born: October 8, 1928
  • Died: December 15, 2020
  • Location: Taunton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Fr. O'Connor by adding your memories and photos.

In Taunton, December 15, 2020, Rev. Maurice J. O'Connor, Senior Priest, age 92, passed away at Marian Manor following a period of failing health. Fr. O'Connor was born in Dorchester, MA; he was the son of the late Maurice and Mary (Mitchell) O'Connor. He resided in Taunton for the past 17 years. He received his Master's Degree in Religious Education from Emmanuel College and a Master's Degree in Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. Fr. O'Connor received the Sacrament of Holy Orders from Richard Cardinal Cushing on September 30, 1953. He was a teacher in the Master Teacher Program of the Archdiocese of Boston for 13 years. He was an Assistant, Episcopal Vicar, and Pastor at several churches in the Archdiocese of Boston for 50 years. Following his retirement from the Archdiocese of Boston, he continued his priestly ministry as a Senior Priest in Taunton Parishes of the Fall River Diocese and St. Mary's Church in Norton.

Fr. O'Connor was the brother of Mary W. Crowley of Zephyrhills, FL and her late husband John and the late Joseph F. O'Connor and his late wife Claire. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Fr. O'Connor's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 1 Power St., Norton, MA on Tuesday, December 22 at 11 AM. Father will be lying in state at St. Mary's Church on Monday from 3-6 PM. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, masks and social distancing mandatory. Interment will take place at North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fr. O'Connor's name may be made to the Archdiocese of Boston, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Fr. O'Connor was such a nice man. He lived in the same condo complex as my daughter and with the same last name she got his mail frequently. At times we would stop by to drop it off and he was so pleasant to have a chat with. I am sure he is at peace now. God bless

Posted by Bob and Nancy O'Connor - Norton, MA - Acquaintance   January 03, 2021

He was an incredible Priest . Loved him . May he rest in peace with the Lord he so loved.
James Clerici from Blessed Sacrament Parish Walpole MA

Posted by James Clerici - Walpole, MA - Friend   December 22, 2020

Rest in Peace Father. You were a wonderful man to get to know. We missed you at St.Andrew's.

Posted by Gene McCaffrey - Taunton, MA - Acquaintance   December 22, 2020

Fr. O'Connor will truly be missed, I am thankful for having the pleasure of having our paths cross. He was a gentle and caring man who never forgot who you were, he made an impact in our lives and most of all he loved his calling of being a priest and sharing his love of God. Rest in the Peace of God Amen.

Posted by Susan Rogers - Taunton, MA   December 21, 2020

You have seen the face of the Lord as you always asked at every Mass RIP dear frien

Posted by - Taunton, MA - Friend   December 21, 2020

Father was a special treasure who will be greatly missed! Love, Claudia & Rich

Posted by Claudia Andrade - TAUNTON, MA - Friend   December 21, 2020

My Father Rest In Peace. A good and holy priest

Posted by Thomas Hoye - Taunton, MA - Friend   December 21, 2020

Father was my confidante, spiritual advisor, and most of all my friend. We walked together through some very difficult times and shared our ministries. He was my strength and inspiration to always keep trusting in our Lord. Father loved All people and had a large following of friends who loved him too. I will miss our times together and daily phone calls. Father was a blessing in my life and I thank God for the gift of Father's inspiration in my life. Dear Father rest in peace and joy in the place God has prepared for you. Love You Judy Corliss

Posted by Judith Corliss - Taunton, MA - Friend   December 21, 2020

Long a friend, he was truly a dedicated man of God. He could be funny and sharp but, always with a kind spirit. Perhaps the greatest take away I will have of him was his forgiving nature. He simply couldn't bother to hold a grudge and dismissed any past grievances as if they were nothing.

Posted by Joseph O'Hare - Friend   December 21, 2020

I have known Father O'Connor since 1986. We worked together at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Walpole for 13 years. He was very supportive and involved in the programs in the parish. Rest In Peace, Mo.

Posted by Sister. Brenda Forry, CSJ - Brighton, MA - Friend   December 19, 2020

What a beautiful, grace-filled and funny man, and a devoted servant of the Lord.
Fr. Mo, thank you and the Lord for your presence, witness and friendship in our lives!
May Almighty God grant you a well-deserved, eternal rest and peace in Paradise.

Love, Bill, Rosanne, Charlie, David and Daniel

Posted by The Breens - Taunton, MA   December 19, 2020

Family Album