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Saturday September 9th, 2017

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James P O'Connor

James P. O'Connor, aged 78, died peacefully on Monday, August 28, 2017 in the presence of his loving family at his home in Windham. Jimmy was born on July 25, 1939 in Jersey City, NJ, and has been a resident of Windham since the 1970s. Jimmy founded, owned, and operated the Windham Mountain Inn alongside his wife Mary for almost 50 years. His love of community and passion for hospitality was evident in everything that he did. Born and raised in Jersey City, Jimmy was a proud graduate of Brooklyn Prep and Fairfield University. Jimmy was a first generation Irish American, and was very proud of his heritage. Jimmy is survived by his wife Mary (Fletcher), children Maggie and John, sister Kathleen McIntyre, and a loving extended family. Jimmy is predeceased by his parents Peg and Joe O'Connor. He will forever be remembered by those who loved him for his loyalty and generosity. A Memorial Mass to honor and remember Jimmy will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00am at St. Theresa's Church in Windham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Red Cross's efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey


Just read the Fairfield University magazine and was surprised to hear that Jim had passed away. He was always the life of the party and my late wife and I enjoyed his company when we visited in Windham. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

Milton Jacoby Apr 6 2018 12:00 AM

I happened to come across this by accident. My condolences to Jimmy's family. We were roommates at Fairfield University 1962. We had many intelligent and semi-intelligent debates together. Last time we spoke was at our 50th reunion. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Jack Donohue Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Mary, Maggie and John~ We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. We moved to Florida in June 2017, and didn't hear the news until today, 12/20/17. John & Hilda Garbarino informed us, and we are so sad to know that our old friend has gone. Our most sincere condolences to you. He will be missed by a community that loved Jimmy, we're sure.

Ernie & Sandy Andrus Dec 20 2017 12:00 AM

God Bless you Jimmy. You brought joy & happiness to many of us that frequented the Inn & stayed there as well.

Mike Cresiski Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

Gail Stead -Kinzelmann Sep 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James O'Connor

Gail Stead -Kinzelmann Sep 13 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to Mary, the kids and the staff at Jimmy O's. We have spent many joyful hours at the bar over the years speaking to Jimmy. He was an intelligent, insightful,gracious and entertaining person. We will miss him. May he Rest In Peace.

Dick,Tom,Jim and Rich (NJ Golfers) Sep 10 2017 12:00 AM

Jimmy and Mary will always be remembered for their kindness and never ending hospitality. Always the man to do a favor for a friend or a friend of a friend. Our sincerest sympathy to you Mary and Maggie and John. It is the end of an era.

Mike, Annie and Jimmy McCrory Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Mary, the family and all of Jimmy's friends. For many of us, important friendships and important events in our lives happened in WMI, thanks to Jimmy's warm heart and welcoming ways. (From meeting my husband to the official home of Thumper and Bambi) We'll all miss you Jimmy.

Carol Clement Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

All our sympathy and condolences to Mary, John, and Maggie Jimmy was a great man and he will be sorely missed. He always treated everyone so well.

PJ, Kathy, Patrick, and Anthony O'Boyle Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

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