Daniel J. O’Connor Jr., 86, of the Bronx, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, with his daughters by his side.
Bronx-born, he would proudly serve the U.S. Navy in 1952 during the Korean War as a radioman on various Navy vessels. He was honorably discharged to the U.S. Navy Reserves, where he served until 1960.
His career was dedicated to the New York Police Department, and was a proud member of the NYCPD 10-13, the NYPD Emerald Society, the American Legion, the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, along with every police association he earned the right to be a part of.
He was an avid Giants and Yankees fan. The Beef & Ale, The Greentree, and NYPD events will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, and will remember his enormous welcoming smile.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Elizabeth O’Connor, and by his siblings Kitty O’Brien (Bobby), Frankie O’Connor (Cleo), Ned O’Connor (Jean), Richie O’Connor, Betty Woods (Richard), and Margaret “Tootsie” Carabine.
Surviving are his wife Madeliene O’Connor, sibling and spouses Tommy and Terry O’Connor of New York, William O’Connor of New York, Charlie O’Connor (Pat) of New Jersey, Eileen and Bob Cullen of New York, Violet Androwski of Nevada, Gay O’Connor of New York, B. Carabine, and Nancy O’Connor and Steve Pugliese of New York.
He was the proud loving father of Maura, Danny and Kelly O’Connor, who depended upon him always.
He was the proud grandfather of Tim and Kevin Doyle, Sean O’Connor, Daniel J. O’Connor V, and Katie and Jon Lohman.
He was excited to have his first great-grandchild, Shane Doyle.
He has loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and additional family members that he loved unconditionally.
Funeral services were held at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Ave., with Mass on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 6000 Riverdale Ave., beginning at 10:45 a.m.
A military service will follow at 2016-C Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newton, Pennsylvania, at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to LBDA.org.