Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Ramon E. O'Connor
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Ramon E. O'Connor
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Ramon E. O'Connor
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
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Subject: O'Connor, Ramon E.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
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Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300332
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
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96amon manude O'Conor


October 4, 1915 cMarch 18, 1995

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Ramon 6manuel O'Connor


October 4, 1915 cMtarch 18, 1995

Ramon Emanuel O'Connor was born on St John, on October 4,1915, to
the late Phillip O'Connor and Mathilda Batiste. He was the first of two
children. He attended Lincoln and Commondant Gade School in St.
Thomas.
On November 16,1951 he married Delita Venzen. This union ended
on March 18, 1995 when he died. They were married for 43 years.
"Manny" had no children, but treated his brother's children as of ti- 'y
were his own. He was always there for them, morally and financial. '.
He also raised many foster children, godchildren, nieces-in-law and nep.i-
ews-in-law.
He loved softball, cricket, and socializing with his friends.
Manny worked at Caneel Bay and Public Works for many years. He
also worked with the V.I. National Park for twenty years. He retired, and
was honored by the Park on May
1, 1982 for his services.
"Jon Balls," as he was affection-
ately called by his brother, was a
quiet, loving, loyal and kind man.
His loss to the family is already
deeply felt and painfuL We will
cherish the fond memories of him
in our hearts forever.
Our hope for him is a peaceful
rest.











Survivors


WIFE... Delita Venzen O'Connor
BROTHER... Robert O'Connor
SPECIAL NIECE... Edna O'Connor-Freeman
SPECIAL NEPHEW ... Robert O'Connor II
FOSTER CHILDREN ... Dariel Walters,
Chandra Smith, Tina McClean, Peter Rice
NIECES... Naomi Varlack, Paye O'Connor
SPECIAL GOD CHILD... James Paul
SISTERS-IN-LAW... Alice O'Connor, Adina Francis,
Kathleen Venzen, Edna Frett, Gracilia Leonard
BROTHERS-IN-LAW... Granville Venzen, Prince Venzen
NEPHEW-IN-LAW... Carl Freeman
SPECIAL COUSINS... Eva (Theo) line,
Eustance Richards, Margarita Frett
GREAT NIECES... Abigail Hendricks, Berecia Hendricks-Smith,
Kela Brathwaite, Jarell O'Connor, Diane Griffith, Denise Joseph,
Delrise Varlack
GREAT NEPHEWS... Elrod Hendricks, Elroy Hendricks,
Robert O'Connor, Kareem Freeman
SPECIAL NIECES-IN-LAW... Vadis Frett,
Ethlyn George, Camena Tumbull
SPECIAL NEPHEWS-IN-LAW... Wesley Thomas,
Errol Gerty, Marvin Venzen
GOD CHILDREN ... Patricia Richardson, Vanita James,
Caroline Blackwood, Charles Penn, Vannessa Paul
SPECIAL FRIENDS... Lindy Chinnery, Dean Clendinen
and many other relatives and friends









Order of ,Service
Officiants ... Reverend Ralph Prince, Dennis Estridge

MUSICAL SELECTIONS .... Mr. Willis Fahie, Mr. Reginald Callwood,
Ladies of St. John Mission
Wanda, Abigail Hendricks
EULOGY .......................................... Roy L Sewer
PASTOR'S INVOCATION
AND STATEMENT OF FAITH ............................ Page 206
HYMN ...................................... How Great Thou Art
FIRST LESSON: Romans 14:7-14 ...................... Dariel Walters
SOLO ........................................... Delita OConnor
GOSPEL St. John 14:1-11 ........................... Pastor Estridge
REMARKS ....................................... Pastor Estridge
MUSICAL SELECTION ................... Ruth Frett, Cindy Jurgen,
Greta Samuel, Faye Hendricks
SERMON ................................. ...... Ralph Prince
HYMN .................................. When Peace Like A River
THE CREED AND PRAYERS ............................. Page 209
RECESSIONAL HYMN ................ When We All Get to Heaven


Pallbearers
Robert O'Connor, Jr., Elrod Hendricks, Jr., Warren Wells, Sr.,
Jaimie Penn, Carl Freeman, Christopher Powell


honorary Pallbearers
Robert O'Connor, Sr., Roy L. Sewer, Elroy Hendricks, James Paul,
Eric Christian, Allen Freeman, Godfrey Smith
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It'" j Iarewell "
To my loving husband ... you were the nicest man I have ever known.
You never talked much, so it was hard to know what was going on in that
head of yours. In our years of marriage, there were good times and bad
times, but you were always there for me when I needed you most
I love you very much. I will always remember you for the rest of my life.
I will miss you and miss the times we spent together. Rest in peace until
we meet again.
Your loving Wife, Delita O'Connor

To Daddy ... the only daddy I have ever known. You were always there
when I needed you. You were special in your own little way and you
made me feel special too. Now that you are gone, I will miss you dearly.
May your soul rest in eternal peace.
Your loving daughter, Dariel Walters

Daddy, I am going to miss seeing you sitting on the chair looking out the
window. Even though you never said much I still love you Daddy. Rest
in peace.
Your loving daughter, Chandra

Jon Balls, you were my dearest and older brother who I looked up to.
Since it was only two of us, we had to look out for each other. Balls, we
shared so many good times together. I will miss you, but God in heaven
will be happy to have you for His buddy. For God knows you were so
much fun to be with. Don't live too hard up in heaven. Save some fun for
me until I reach.
Your loving brother, Bob "Old Man" O'Connor

My dearest Brods ... words cannot express the way I feel today. I am
very saddened to by your death. We have always been very close. I will
miss you Brods, I love you, but God loves you best. That is why He
took you home to be with Him. Farewell rest in peace.
Sister in Law Alice O'Connor

The World's Greatest Uncle! You were the best! You always said that we
were the daughter and son that you never had, and you treated us like
your own. You were always there for us. We shared a special bond You
will always be a part of our life, and there will always be a special place in









our hearts for you. You are gone, but not forgotten. Rest in peace, Uncle
Manny.
Your loving niece and nephew, Edna and Lil Bob

This man of dependable, nonargumentative, happy, humble and peaceful
stature, when asked "How are you doing Uncle Manny?" would most
often respond, "I am feeling good." It was a pleasure to have heard him
speak. Because very rarely, he would. His presence will be missed, and
he will be remembered by me.
Your niece, Samantha

"I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness
I have drawn you." Jeremiah 31:3
Uncle Manny, it was a joy to be able to see you again, despite it was in
illness. I was happy to be able to be there with you while you were in
ICU. You will always be remembered for your soft spoken manner, your
kindness and your generosity. You will always be loved by all of us. We
can rest assured that you have no more pain or suffering.
We love you, Uncle.
Your loving Great Nephew, Robert O'Connor III
Great Great Nephew Robert O'Connor IV
and Faye O'Connor, niece in law

To Daddy ... you were a star in my life. You know how much I loved you.
I will miss seeing you and talking to you daily. Daddy, I will always
remember you. May your soul rest in Eternal Peace.
Your special godson, Paul

Mr. Manny, I will miss you as a friend that was always there to put a
smile on my face, even when I didn't feel like smiling. Every time I pass
Sturge's Place I won't see that smiling face or hear that happy voice
calling, "Annie, how you gone pass your boy like that." I then would of
course give you the hug that went along with the feeling.
You're missed, but not only by me, but by all who have had the contact in
their life with you. I will always smile now because I'll know you are also
smiling and happy with the Lord.
Ann Harey, friend




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