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Obituary: Eugene Francis O’Hara

O'Hara had served 15 years as Mathematics Department Chairman for Newtown High School and served on the Conservation Commission and two school building committees in Monroe.

Obituary: Eugene Francis O’Hara

Eugene Francis O’Hara, 81, of Stuart Florida, passed away on December 20, 2012 after a brief illness. Gene was born in New Haven Ct. December 31, 1930 to Charles and Eva Ruth O’Hara.

He graduated Fairfield University 1952 and began working for Winchester. In 1957 Gene began his teaching career which lasted until 1987 when he retired as a mathematics teacher from Lake Region VT High School. Along the way Gene taught math at Andrew Warde in Fairfield CT, Ansbach Germany for US Forces School, Roger Ludlowe HS as lead math teacher, served 15 years as Mathematics Department Chairman for Newtown High School and four years with the Enosburg Falls Junior/Senior High School.

While in Monroe, Gene served 10 years on the Conservation Commission (2 years as Chairman), Masuk High School building committee as Chairman (1974-1979), Monroe Elementary School Reconstruction Committee, Monroe Democrat Town Committee, Justice of the Peace and was an active member of the St. Jude’s Parish.

Gene enjoyed a long retirement filled with gardening, art and family.

Gene is survived by four children; Col. Timothy F. O'Hara USA (Ret.) of Oveido FL, Patrick (Donna) O’Hara of Monroe CT, Kelly (Dana) Cota of Enosburg Falls VT, Margaret (James) Sleigh of Palm City FL, 11 Grandchildren and his sisters Kathleen (Jack) Shine of Walpole MA and Ruth Ann (Matthew) Cerino of Milford CT. Friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at St. Jude Parish in Monroe, CT on December 29,2012 at 11 a.m.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Eugene F. O'Hara scholarship fund, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Rd, Fairfield CT 06824.

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