Therese A. Connors

Therese A. Connors of Milton passed away at home on March 22, 2012, after a brave and determined year-long struggle with kidney cancer. She had turned 60 on February 29.  A native of Everett, she was a graduate of Pope John XXIII High School.  An alumna of Regis College, she received an M.A. in education from Lesley University.  She taught elementary Special Education in the Boston Public Schools, and she had retired in 2010 after her many years of caring and dedicated teaching from the Roger Clapp Elementary School.  She is deeply missed by her husband of thirty-five years, Hon. Thomas A. Connors, Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, and by her son, Brendan M. Connors and her daughter-in-law, Lt. Jenny Chen, U.S.N., M.D.  both of Okinawa, Japan, and by her son Andrew P. Connors of Milton.   She also leaves her two sisters and their husbands, Zoe and John Williams of Everett, and Flora and Earl Pearce of Boise, Idaho, and her sister-in-law, Barbara Connors of Quincy.  She was predeceased by her newborn grandson Terence M. Connors.

Artistically talented, Therese possessed a beautiful voice and had continued to sing with her church choir in Milton, even through her most difficult illness.  She also enjoyed playing piano and was a gifted watercolorist.  She is remembered as a most cherished wife, mother, and friend.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., Milton, with visiting hours from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 27.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Rd., Milton at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 28.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beth Israel-Deaconess Med. Ctr. Kidney Tumor Program, Andrew A. Wagner Co-Director, Boston, MA 02215.