The Rev. Dr. Kathleen Connor

5/20/2015

Rev. Dr. Kathleen (French) Connor died unexpectedly on May 20, 2015 at her home in Peabody, Massachusetts.  Born in Oxford, NH, she was the daughter of the late Fred G. and Elizabeth (Wilson) French.  She is survived by a daughter and two sons: Colleen Connor of Oakland, CA;  Michael Connor of Baltimore, MD; and Shawn Connor of Burlington, WI.  She is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She grew up in Oxford, NH and graduated from New England College in Henniker, NH.  She studied in at the Chicago Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL where she earned a Masters and Doctorate degree in Divinity to complete her formal education for her life vocation as an Ordained Minister with the United Church of Christ.  Dr. Connor served churches in several cities including Burlington, WI,  Maui, HI, and most recently as an interim with the West Gloucester Trinitarian Church in Gloucester, MA and First Congregational Church UCC in Saugus, MA.  “Kahu Kay” was that rare shepherd whose spiritual compassion and concern for others transformed those she taught and ministered to throughout her life.  She never compromised the basic values of family, friends, and faith and she will be missed dearly, especially her gentleness, smile, hugs, and her spirit of aloha.

A Memorial Service to honor her life may be planned at a future date. Memorial donations may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to one of her spiritual home of churches that she served at Plymouth Congregational Church, Burlington, WI 53105, Alameda Congregational Church, Alameda, CA 94501, or First Congregational Church, 508 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104.  Cremation service planned with Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody, MA. 

To read more please go to:
Conway, Cahill, Brodeur Funeral Home:  http://ccbfuneral.com/?p=3164
Virtual Memorial: http://kathleenfconnor.virtual-memorials.com 
The Salem News: http://www.salemnews.com/obituaries/rev-dr-kathleen-f-french-connor/article_d951614e-6060-52bf-a790-07cba8d06a7b.html
 New Hampshire Union Leader:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/unionleader/obituary.aspx?pid=174974505