June R. O’Connor, a resident of Montauk since 1955 who served during World War II in the Navy’s Waves, or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, died on Saturday in Massachusetts. She was 88 and had been ill for some time.
Mrs. O’Connor and her husband, Eugene F. O’Connor, who died in 2004, lived in Brooklyn after their marriage on June 17, 1950, but established a second residence on South Etna Avenue in Montauk. Both were members of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.
Born in Brooklyn on July 13, 1923, the daughter of James Hanrahan and the former Teresa Coneys, she grew up in that borough. In 1941, she joined the Navy.
Mrs. O’Connor’s focus was her family. She is survived by a daughter, June Rose O’Connor of Worcester, Mass., and a son, Eugene F. O’Connor of Phoenix. Seven grandchildren also survive.
A service was held yesterday at St. Mary of the Hills Church in Boylston, Mass., the Rev. Paul Tougus officiating. Burial followed at the United States National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to St. Therese of Lisieux, P.O. Box 5027, Montauk 11954.