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Linda O'Connor Spolar

May 26, 1940 — October 23, 2014

Linda O'Connor Spolar

Linda (Reilly) O'Connor Spolar, 74, of Southington and formerly of Newtown, passed away suddenly with her family by her side on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. She was the loving wife of Robert Spolar for 25 years. Linda was born on May 26, 1940 in Norwalk, CT to the late Edward and Wilhemina Reilly.

She was a domestic engineer for her 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She unconditionally loved and provided for her entire family. Linda had energy that was tough to match. She always stayed busy "starting" multiple projects and was infamous for her well-aged condiments. She will be lovingly remembered for her propensity to collect condiments from restaurants. Linda operated her own personal recycling center and used the proceeds for her casino entertainment with Jai and Barb.

In addition to her husband Robert, who loved and accepted her family, she is survived by 5 children: daughter Erin Mancino and her husband Gary of Southington; son Robert O'Connor of Rochester, NH; daughter Colleen O'Connor of Rochester, NH; son Patrick O'Connor and his wife Nancy of Rochester, NH and son Terence O'Connor and his wife Katie of Meriden; 12 adoring grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Rob Michanczyk and his wife Kristin and their children Devin and Alyvia; Sean Michanczyk; Brianna O'Connor, Kory Becker and his son Jackson, Daniel Becker; Michael O'Connor; Samantha and Shannon O'Connor and Lauren, Aiden, and Logan O'Connor. She is also survived by her 2 sisters; Eileen Ryan and her husband Kevin of PA and Kathleen Chase and her husband Albert of WA and 2 step-sons; Bryan Spolar and Charles Spolar, both of CT, many nieces and nephews and 2 lifelong friends and casino partners; Sudjai Gibson and Barbara Presnell, who have dual residency at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert E. O'Connor and her grandson, Jeremy Becker.

Donations in Linda's memory may be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106.

A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. on SUNDAY, October 26, 2014 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 2 - 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will held at 11:00 a.m. on MONDAY, October 27, 2014 at Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown, CT. The procession to the cemetery will begin from the Plantsville Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

FUNERAL SERVICES

Donations in Linda's memory may be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106.

A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. on SUNDAY, October 26, 2014 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Calling hours will be held before the service from 2 - 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will held at 11:00 a.m. on MONDAY, October 27, 2014 at Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown, CT. The procession to the cemetery will begin from the Plantsville Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m.

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