Eugene A. O’Connor, 82, Teamsters Local 25 Truck Driver

Eugene A. O’Connor, 82, of Haverhill, former longtime resident of North Reading, died Sunday night, Feb. 4, at High Pointe House in Haverhill, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of 53 years, to the love of his life, Patricia (Silva) O’Connor.

Born in Boston, May 5, 1935, he was the son of the late Charles Patrick and Anastasia (Butler) O’Connor.

“Gene” was a proud veteran, having served with the United States Army in the 32nd Field Artillery Battalion as a truck driver during the Korean War. After his military service he joined the Teamster Union Local 25 as a truck driver for WTC Airfreight in Boston until his retirement.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. He was a member of the Haverhill Rod and Gun Club where he enjoyed spending time with his grandson. As an accomplished wood carver, he created many one-of-a-kind treasures for his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Patricia of Haverhill, he is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Scott and husband Steven Cynewski of Amesbury, Susan Dysart and husband Lawrence of Haverhill, and Linda Haefner and husband Robert of Haverhill; three grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Amanda Dysart, Andrew Dysart and Jason Haefner; his nephew, Sean O’Connor, along with extended family members and many dear friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles O’Connor and three sisters, Joann O’Connor, Catherine Babcock, and Patricia Baker.

Visiting hours are Thursday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Monument Square Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 334 Main St., Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, donation in his memory may be made to either the High Pointe Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830 or to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Suite C3, Boston, MA 02118.