Frank Captain O'Connor

  • Died: January 1, 2019
  • Location: Rochdale, Massachusetts

Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home

61 Myrtle Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Tel. (508) 755-1500

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

Rochdale-Francis W. O'Connor, 71, of Rochdale passed away New Year's day at home.

He was a technician for 30 years for NITCO in charge of fixing and maintaining forklifts. But his true passion was fishing. Captain Frank operated Fish Finders Charter for 30 years out of the Bridge Marina in Salisbury. He held a USCG Masters 100 Ton License and was a member of the Northeast Charter Boat Captains Association and the National Association of Charter Boat Operators. He also had a love for repairing and building old antique cars in his spare time.

He leaves his wife of 53 years, Pamela J. (Lindberg) O'Connor; his five children, Robert P. O'Connor and his wife, Julie Lavoie, William M. O'Connor and his wife, Kathy, and Barbara A. O'Connor. A son, John A. O'Connor passed away in 2015 and a son, David L. O'Connor passed away in 2013. He also leaves his beloved grandchildren, Robert, Ashley, Sean, Amanda, Kim, Karly, Emily, Allison, Kaitlyn, Ciara, Amy, Armando, Heather and Michael; three siblings, Sandra L. Harris, Robert C. O'Connor and Roxanne Schofield; a daughter-in-law, Samantha Rettig; a foster son of 13 months, whom he loved dearly, Roman Ortiz; his inseparable Pug, Beans and nieces and nephews. Five siblings predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of Robert and Mary (Chesna) O'Connor.

Visiting Hours will be held Friday, January 4 from 4 to 7pm at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St. A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Captain Frank will be held Saturday, January 5 in the Funeral Home at 10am. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greendale Peoples Church, 25 Francis Street, Worcester, 01606.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear CaptainFrank and family i have such great memories of our fishing trips along with my late husband Mike Chenevert. I learned how to be a good fisher woman and also the love of the sport. Captain Frank ran a no nonsense trjp and the end result was a full box of fish at the,end of the day. Always went home dirty and smelly, but loved to see the freezer full of cod and haddock. Your family and friends will miss you dearly Captain. I hope you and Mike can meet up on the other side and throw a pole in the water together for the ocean is where he lies. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Patti Chenevert9

Posted by Pat Chenevert - Leicester, MA - friend   January 13, 2019

Dear Pam,
Dave and I just heard the sad news of Frank's passing. We are so sorry for your loss.
Love, Dave & Yvonne

Posted by David & Yvonne Bishop - Holden, MA   January 05, 2019

Pam and Family: May God's Grace enfold you at this time of your loss. Our sympathy and prayers are extended to you. With love, Pamela Reida Allen and Loyall Allen

Posted by Loyall Allen - GARDNER, MA   January 04, 2019

Pam & Kids I am so saddened by your loss. He was a real "good guy'' & friend. I know I have thought of him often,with fond memories. RIP my friend.

Posted by Bill Sartelle - Wagoner, OK - Friend   January 04, 2019

Pam and family,
So sorry for your loss. I hope memories of happy times will bring comfort at this sad time.
Warm thoughts and prayers for you all.

Posted by Fran Langille - Worcester, MA   January 04, 2019

Condolences, Pam, during this difficult time. May the Lord keep you in the palm of his hand.

Posted by Karen Allen - Grafton, MA   January 03, 2019

Pam and Family,
We are deeply saddened by your loss of loved one. May his memory be Eternal.
Dennis and Dot Christo

Posted by Dennis Christo - WEST BOYLSTON, MA   January 03, 2019

Barbara and family my sincerest condolences. Many great of my childhood memories spent in the pool and the beach with you all.
I'm saddened by this news of your dads passing.
I pray for you to find comfort, peace and understanding. May God be with you all as you grieve.
Jesus has welcomed him home. Until you meet again may you keep the love close to your heart.

Posted by Tara Stoddard - Charlton, MA - Friend   January 03, 2019

Pam so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Deb Hackett    January 03, 2019


sorry to hear of your fathers passing. memories of the good times shared will be with you always.

Posted by gerald Buono - Worcester, MA   January 03, 2019

Posted by Brenda Gagne - Holland, MA   January 03, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Brenda Gagne - Holland, MA   January 03, 2019

I am so saddened by this news. I send my condolences to the O' Connors.

Posted by Charlene D'Angelo    January 02, 2019

Pam, Don and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Stephanie Kissiday

Posted by A friend   January 02, 2019

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