James D. Connor - Cumberland

James D. Connor - Cumberland

James D. Connor, 79, of Mendon Road passed away Thursday, June 26 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Pauline D. (Dumas) Connor.

A life long Cumberland resident, he was the son of the late James R. and Mary (Kennedy) Connor.

He was a plumber/pipefitter working out of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 51, East Providence for many years until his retirement.

He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Connor was a devoted parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland.

He was an avid golfer, enjoyed hunting and working on and painting his home.

James was a staunch advocate of the importance of always behaving one’s self, and rarely missed the opportunity to impart this wisdom to all family, friends and random passerby. On the topic of death and dying, he was always quick to remind those close to him to “just focus on living; dying is the easy part.” Those close to him will remember these words, and miss him forever.

Besides his wife he leaves a son, James Connor of Providence. He also leaves a brother, Paul Connor of Lincoln, and two sisters, Mary Scott of Wareham, Mass., and Ann Lanciano of Hartford. He was also the brother of the late Helen Dean.

His funeral with military honors and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 2 at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will be private. Guest Book: jjduffyfuneralhome.com