Monday, February 24, 2014

In Memory of William Patrick Connors June 5, 1942 - February 24, 2014

William "Billy" Connors
When I first started teaching at Hoboken High School in 1987, Billy Connors was one of the first teachers to approach me, welcome me, and to make sure I let him know if there was anything he could do to help me out as a new teacher. He was a very friendly and approachable person, a wonderful teacher, and athlete and sportsman, and one of my early mentors. My condolences to his family and his former colleagues. -Dr. Petrosino 

William Patrick Connors, 71, of Sparta, passed away on February 24, 2014 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ. William was born and lived in Hoboken before moving to Sparta in 1974. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Peter's College with a BS. He taught for over 30 years in the Hoboken Public Schools. Bill was an avid tennis player, skier, and golfer and a life-long love of basketball. He was a member of the Lake Mohawk Country Club, Lake Mohawk Golf Club, and a former member of the Lake Mohawk Tennis Club. William is survived by his beloved wife Suzanne (nee Halpin) Connors; devoted father of Billy and his wife Mildred, Debby Connors, Katie Duthaler and her husband Bob, and Tim and his wife Jill. Loving grandfather of R.J., Sean, Erin, Patrick, Abigail, Yesenia, and Jamie. He is also survived by his siblings: George Connors, Mary Beth Wilson, and Genevieve Kirwin. Friends may call Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 2-4, 7-9pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral mass will be held at 10am Thursday, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 294 Sparta Ave., Sparta, NJ 07871. Interment will follow at Sparta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to The American Heart Association . Condolences may be sent to

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