ILION – Francis “Chant” T. O’Connor, age 96, of
He was born on March 11, 1922, in
Surviving family members include his daughter, Christine Wellenstein and her husband, Mitchell; his sons, Thomas and Patrick; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife; four sons, Daniel, Brian, Michael and Kevin O’Connor; his four brothers, John, Joseph, Timothy and Patrick Thomas O’Connor; and two sisters, Helen Alexander and Ann “Peg” Yardley.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in
Anyone wishing to share a memory of Chant, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com.
The family wishes to thank caregivers, Daureen Hunt and her son, David Hunt and Nick Pianella for their impeccable care and compassion given to “Chant”.
Chant’s funeral services were prearranged and entrusted to his family Funeral Director and long time friend, Don Applegate, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location at