March 22, 2018
Margaret (Sissy) O’Connor, nee Slattery passed away peacefully with her family by her side March 22, 2018. Born October 28, 1936 and raised in Jersey City, Sissy was the much loved daughter of the late James and Margaret Slattery (Reardon). She was predeceased by her husband Cornelius (Connie ) of 36 years. From Shanagolden Co Limerick, Connie first set on eyes on his blue-eyed love at an Irish Pub in Hoboken. Margaret was a long-time waitress at The Red Oak Diner, Hazlet. Always on the go, forever with a smile she quickly gained numerous loyal customers. A true Irish storyteller, she would regale her family and friends over the years of the famous entertainers who in finishing a show at the then Holmdel Art Center ended their night at The Red Oak Diner. Margaret and Connie moved to Co. Clare, Ireland in the 1970’s returning back to Leonardo to continue raising their family. Her entire life Margaret was fiercely proud of her Irish heritage – Up Clare! She was predeceased by 5 loving brothers - Jack, George, Joey, Jimmy and Mickey. She is survived by her brother Kevin (Kim). As the only girl, Margaret was much loved by her 6 brothers all while keeping an eye on “their little Sis”. She is also survived by her sons Thomas (Michelle), Kenneth (Danielle), Neil and her daughter Kathleen (Jim) who she loved unconditionally through-out their lives. She also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren Heather (Tim), Erin, James, Shannon and Jimmy. And the youngest of her Rays of Sunshine her great-granddaughter Emily. She cherished nothing more than spending time with all her family including many, many nieces nephews and in-laws alike. Whether it was taking a walk on the beach, strolling the boardwalk, regular family bbq’s with lots of laughter, sing alongs and Family Night Board Games. As any true Irish woman she began and ended each day with a hot cup of tea giving thanks for all her blessings. The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 28th at John P Condon Funeral Home, 804 Hwy 36, Leonardo, NJ with officiating. Burial will be in Monmouth Memorial Park, Neptune. Calling hours will be Tuesday, March 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at John Condon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers family asks for Memorial Donations be made in her name to St Jude Children’s Hospital, an organization very dear to her heart.
Margaret (Sissy) O’Connor, nee Slattery passed away peacefully with her family by her side March 22, 2018. Born October 28, 1936 and raised in Jersey City, Sissy was the much loved daughter of the late James and Margaret Slattery (Reardon).... View Obituary & Service Information
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