October 1, 1936 — March 6, 2018
TICONDEROGA — On March 6, 2018, Robert F. ‘Bob’ Connors, 81, passed away peacefully at the Heritage Commons in Ticonderoga, surrounded by his family.
Born on Oct. 1, 1936 in Ticonderoga, he was the son of the late Francis M. and Beatrice (Hebert) Connors.
On April 5, 1959, he married the love of his life, Anne Thompson, in Ticonderoga.
Bob’s greatest pride was the life he created with Anne and their six children in the old farmhouse, where they lived for many years on Shore Airport Road.
Bob worked for International Paper early in his life. Also, he was a member of Labor Local Union No. 186 for many years. In 1978, he was appointed as the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Ticonderoga, a position he held until 1994.
He was a proud and loyal member of the Ticonderoga Chapter of the Elks Club BPOE 1494 since 1959. He served as Exalted Ruler from 1978 to 1979, District Deputy from 1981 to 1982, NYSEA Tiler 2002 to 2003 and in 2003 was elected as a lifetime member.
In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother, Michael Connors; his sister, Patricia and her husband, Peter Allen; his sister-in-law, Mary (Richard) Connors; his mother-in-law, Ruth Thompson; his father-in-law, Percy Thompson; his brother-in-law, Edwin Thompson; his sister-in-law, Alma Thompson; his son-in-law, Craig Laslow; and his infant grandson, Cameron Kahler.
In addition to his wife of 59 years, Anne, those left to cherish his memory include his six children, Annette (Donald) Maye, Francis ‘Pat’ (Laura) Connors, Jennifer (Stephen) Bolton, Thomas Connors, Jill (Thomas) Robbins and Roberta (John) Cooper; his nine grandchildren, Amanda (Brett) Bechtold, Briton (Jenna) Laslow, Raechel (Adam) Deso, Lindsey Connors, Sean Connors, Jessa Kahler, Noelle (Kyle) Lindsay, Garrett Cooper and Keely (Brandon) Whalen; his seven great-grandchildren, Rowen and Nolan Bechtold, Hank Deso, Craig and Jack Laslow and Leighanna and Abigail Lindsay; one brother, Richard Connors; one sister, Peggy Ladd; as well as several step-grandchildren, including Chrysta (Brian) Burkholder, Corey Robbins, Jake (Bobbi Jo) Maye, Kasie (Jay) LaPointe and Jesse Maye; and step-great-grandchildren, including Adara and Noah Burkholder, James Robbins, Devyn, Dylan and Meegan Maye, Steven and Kaylin Barnaby, Maysen, Eastin, Holden and Coleman LaPointe and Maddelina and Brayden Maye; along with many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Loretta and Lucky Eubar, Sally Senneville, Lee and Jeanine Simmons and Richard and Nina Skiff. We also want to express our appreciation for the kindness and compassion given to Dad during his stay at Essex Center in Elizabethtown and Heritage Commons Residential Center in Ticonderoga by the entire staff of caregivers. We are so grateful for your kindheartedness and care during dad’s stay. You are very special and dedicated people.
Relatives and friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St. Ticonderoga.
A funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Mr. Elliott A. Shaw will officiate.
Interment will take place at a later date at the family plot at the Valley View Cemetery of Ticonderoga.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.wilcoxandreganfuneralhome.com.