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Flora Pearl O’Connor (1937-2018)

Flora Pearl O’Connor

FARMINGTON – Flora Pearl O’Connor, 80, of the Holley Road in Farmington, passed Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born in Brighton, MA, Sept. 6, 1937, a daughter of Joseph Reginal and Angeline (MacDonald) McIsaac.

On Aug. 30, 1958, she married Robert O’Connor, the love of her life and they made their family home on the Holley Road for many years. He passed June 17, 2011. Pearl was a local celebrity having touched many people’s lives as she worked at Hannaford Supermarket in Farmington for 38 years, retiring on Dec. 23, 2014. She always put others before herself, loved family time, shopping, boat racing, and she especially enjoyed working on puzzles with her “Birthday Buddy”, great-granddaughter, Cassidee.

She is loved by her family: children, Kathy Poulin and her husband, Rick of New Portland, Bob O’Connor and his wife, Lynn of Farmington, and Joe O’Connor and his wife, Letitia of Kingfield; grandchildren, Ricky Poulin and his companion, Amanda of Kingfield, Kimberly Poulin and her companion, Brandon, of Skowhegan, Jason Poulin and his companion, Teddy of Portland, Matthew Poulin and companion, Mikaela of Kingfield, Larissa Moulton and her husband, Thomas of Maple Hill, NC, Tim O’Connor of NY, Ryan O’Connor and his companion, Brooke, of Belgrade, Holly O’Connor of Bar Harbor, Lauri O’Connor of Bangor, Morgan Spaulding and fiancé, Bradley of Augusta, and Emily Stone and her companion, Gavin, of Jay; great grandchildren, “Birthday Buddy” Cassidee Moulton, Gunnar Moulton, and a new “Birthday Buddy”, Hudson Grant Poulin, born Sept. 6, 2018; siblings, Margaret Helen Priest of Clinton, Mass. Joan Camelli of Milford, Mass. James McIsaac of Watertown, Mass., and Mary Arsenault of Fall River, Prince Edward Island.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Patrick James O’Connor; and a sister, Frances Ann Stukey;

The family would like to give a special thank you to her care givers at Farmington Family Practice, Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice and her nurse, Pranee, for their tender care. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at her home, 709 Holley Road. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be considered to the US ATEAM Boat Racing, c/o Bill Allen, 143 Park Ave., Quincy, MA 02171. Cremation care has been provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center/Adams-McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

Condolences and tributes may be shared with her family on her memorial wall at

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  1. To all of Pearl's family. Pearl was a great lady. She was loved by many in the community. I will miss he immensely.

  2. I will miss seeing my Pearl in the store, she was one special lady!!!

  3. I only knew her from Hannaford but so sad to see this. She touched a lot of people's lives. It was a wonderful life. Peace to her family.

  4. No trip to Hannaford was complete without a conversation with Pearl. She always had a bright smile and pleasant word for everyone. Awesome lady. Sincere condolences to her family. Pearl was so special to so many people.

  5. Always,Always enjoyed Pearl.. a lot of laughs... she will be missed by many... RIP Pearl.. you deserve it...♥️🙏🏻💔

  6. To all of Pearl's Family: So sorry to hear of Pearl's passing. Growing up on the Holley Road my family would make frequent visits to Bob and Pearl's house. They were wonderful people to know and will be sadly missed.

  7. My sympathy to all of Pearl`s family. Pearl was a genuine sweet lady that always greeted you with a lovely smile & friendly greeting and she is missed.

  8. Our deepest condolences to Pearls family. Pearl was a terrific lady. She will always be remembered in our minds and hearts. She was a rock of Shop and Save then ..Hannafords now.
    May you rest in peace dear lady.

  9. I always looked for Pearl’s register when checking out at Hannaford,and wished her well on her retirement. Her response,” It’s not MY idea. I like working.” I’ve missed her ever since. Maybe they’ll find work for you in heaven Pearl. God’s speed.

  10. My deepest sympathies to Bob and family. Pearl was aptly named. Such a wonderful lady.


  12. Pearl was a wonderful Lady! I only saw her at Hannafords and it was always a pleasure to be in her line. Though I am much younger than she, she offered to help me take my groceries to my car years ago when I was not well. Though I don't live in the area any longer, Pearl is one of the people who made my stay in very Maine enjoyable. If I could, I'd hug her!!

  13. Kathy and Rick and family, our deepest condolences for the loss of your mom. You will be in our prayers and thoughts. Hold on the beautiful memories as you move through these difficult days. Our love to you all, Aunt Sheila and Uncle Earl

  14. Pearl was a special lady. Will be sadly missed.

  15. I was wondering why the world seemed darker last Wednesday, it lost an angel.

  16. I will always remember Pearl for her kindness..every single time I saw her..what a beautiful legacy to leave the world. May you rest in Joy Pearl!

  17. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pearl's family.

  18. To all of Pearl's family, we are so sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a special lady. May God comfort and strengthen you all.