Timothy F. X. O'Connor
January 20, 1948 - February 8, 2013
Timothy F.X. O'Connor, "Tim", 65, of Morristown, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2013 at his home. Tim was born on January 20, 1948 in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he grew up. Tim was a proud United States Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Tim retired from the Jersey City Police Department as a sergeant in the year 2000, after 29 years of faithful service. He had the gift of gab and could entertain you for hours with his stories. His family and friends find peace in knowing how deeply he loved, and how deeply he was loved and cherished by those who knew him. He was predeceased by his father, Francis X. O'Connor and his sister, Elaine O'Connor. Tim is survived by his mother, Margaret D. (Lee) O'Connor, his wife, Meg, his loving children, Lee Claire and Jacob Murphy, his dear sisters, Mary Jane O'Connor, Frances Chludzinski and her husband William, Elizabeth M. Bird, along with his 12 cherished nieces and nephews and many extended family and friends. He will be sadly missed, and always in our hearts. Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Wednesday morning , February 13, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3269 State Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A prayer service will be offered on Wednesday morning, February 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, 900 Holmdel Road, Holmdel, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tim to United Cerebral Palsy, would be greatly appreciated. To make a donation, please visit, www.ucp.org/donate. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.

Funeral Information


February 12, 2013 Tuesday 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM February 13, 2013 Wednesday 10:00 to 10:30 AM


At the Funeral Home Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:30 AM


Holmdel Cemetery 900 Holmdel Road Holmdel, New Jersey 07733 732-946-9393

Ed Van Dorn

Tim was one of the best men I've ever known. I cherished his friendship and have many fond memories of our better antics "back in the day." His Vietnam service and career as one of Jersey City's finest made him one of my heroes. He was a stand up guy. My sincere condolences to his family.He will be missed.

Daniel Roche

Complete class act, we will all miss you dearly

Det. Timothy Dowd, Retired JCPD

I had the pleasure of knowing Tim for the entire duration of my police career. I knew Tim to always be a gentleman, a good cop and friend in our brotherhood. His humor and smile made him one of the best liked police officers. Tim will be saddly missed, but he will be joining another branch of the Jersey City Police Department that will be looking over all of us, Family and Friends alike. Rest in Peace Brother Tim

Liz and Vin McMahon

Dear O’Connor Family, We are so very sorry to learn of the unexpected death of your beloved father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss and grief. With love, Liz and Vin McMahon

bob cubby

You will be missed Tim. May you rest in peace.

Brian Fitzpatrick

Tim was a great man, always in high spirits, and well respected by all of us in the Grasshopper Faily. We will him. God Bless.

Donald Guth

My memory and friendship spans over 60 years. Words cannot express the loss of a friend for that period of time. I know that he will be watching over us who remain. Tim will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Wendell :& Clara

We're both so sorry to hear of your loss. Tim was a very special and close friend. We split a few beers together over the years.We have a nice photo of Tim, John Bracken and myself if you send me your email address I'll be glad to send the picture. Goodbye old friend.


Rest Well, Brother. It was both an Honor and a Privilege to have known and worked with you for many years in JCPD. You weren't just a good Cop to many of us... you were also a good FRIEND. Rest in Peace.

Jerry Flannelly JCPD Lt. (retired)

I had the extreme pleasure of knowing Tim since our times on the motorcycles. He was a good man, good friend good cop. RIP Timmy

Kim and Dean

Dean and I were fortunate to see Tim almost daily. Always smiling, always kind, Tim told the best stories! Tim would light up when asked about Lee and Jake! He loved them tremendously and loved talking about them and sharing whatever they were up to lately. We were fortunate to know him and will miss him dearly.

Dennis O'Connell

Tim, You're going to be missed, I enjoyed our time together on the JCPD. R.I.P. buddy. Ret. Det. Dennis O'Connell

Wally Wolfe

My sincere condolences to Meg and the O'Connor family. Tim was a great friend and mentor from my youth to the job. RIP Tim...

Stacy Levy

My heart is broken. Love you Timmy. Will miss you. You left us way too soon. God bless.

Bernie Kahrar

The O'connor family my deepest sympathy. Tim was a good friend and a good man. I knew him loved him and will miss him Bernie Kahrar Ret. JCPD

fish jcpd

a fine man you were..gone too soon...fish

Mila Lewis

You will be greatly misssed. Thanks for all the stories and happiness you brought in. R.I.P. love you. Mila

Gil Zimmerman, Jr.

Our world will be a little less enthusiastic and a lot colder without Tim. I'm not sure I've ever known a warmer or more gentle person. He will be greatly missed by his army of friends.

Debbie & Cary Krand

While Timmy will be deeply missed by all that knew him, his spirit will be with all of us as we share memories. Each time we tell a story about Timmy our hearts will fill with joy and laughter. I was fortunate to spend last night with his mom & sisters & share tears and laughs with them. Rest in peace young Timmy.

Fred,Colleen and Jessica Saunders

We are so very sorry for your loss. Tim was a great guy, always so friendly and funny. We loved talking to him at all the family parties and Cinco de Mayo/ Kentucky Derby Fiestas!You could tell how much he loved his family, he spoke of Lee and Jake with great pride. He was a terrific man and he will be missed.

Bobbi Stanton

So sorry to hear about Tim. I used to bartend at Pete's restaurant and he was a joy as a customer. Loved to hear his stories! He will be deeply missed!


Tim was loved by our entire family. My kids couldn't wait to see "Uncle Timmy" when eating at Pete's. Tim always had a kind word or a great story. He will be missed dearly and always in our thoughts. Our condolences to his family.

Jack Flaherty(Ret JCPD)

Timmy, You will be missed. Always a gentleman.. Worked together up at the Motocycle Squad on many a cold night. RIP my friend ...

Colleen O'Connor Fuller

Dear "Uncle Tim," Although we were not related, I felt you were like family. I will miss you terribly. I always enjoyed chatting with you. R.I.P. - Colleen and Chris

Michael and Cindy Berardi

Fran, Our Sincere Condolences to you & your family on the passing of your brother Tim. We have all of you in our prayers.

The O'Connor Family

The O'Connor Family would like to thank all of you for the beautiful sentiments you have expressed. You have touched our hearts, and carried us through the last few days. Tim was our Prince, and we loved him dearly. We will be sharing stories of him for years to come.

David Cunic

Tim, It was a privelage and honor to have gotten to known you over the years. Your stories were always great, you delivered a wonderful message, and you always knew when to offer me some great, solid advice. Thank you for everything

Jane Albert

Timmy was a wonderful person and he will be missed by so many people who loved him. His death is such a shock and leaves a tremendous void. His family can take consolation in the wonderful person that he was and his life that was lived to the fullest. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Benjamin Hoehn

Tim was a great guy who always had a big smile on his face, no matter what was going on around him. I had the pleasure of just starting to really get to know him and am better off for having the opporunity to do so. HE will be surely missed.

J. Pizzelanti

Some of my best times on the Pd were spent with Timmy on duty and off worked together on bikes the Robbery Squad and Juv bureau and Union City. A true gentleman, a good cop. Just a great person.

Terry Simonds

Hey "Old School" RIP! There was just something about you that has me missing you terribly! I'm so glad to have visited with you on my recent trip to NJ. You played the best music. I truly feel enriched having known you! See you on the flip side my friend! Old School to Old School.

Frank Coccaro

My condolence to the family. I worked with him since he came on the police force. Great friend, person and cop. RIP

Brandon Ashby

To the very first man I met in NJ 10 years ago. You led the way way and I will follow! Go ND!

Maryjean Bohrman

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time I remember when you John and Wendell my brother in laws hung out together now your hanging out again with John bracken say Hi for me

Elizabeth and Michael Greenwald

Lee, Jake and Meg, So sorry to hear the sad news. We know he will be missed by many.

The Daily Family

My brother Brian was a very good friend of Tim's. My family sends our condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Tim was a great guy, and he will be missed The Daily Family

Mike & Joan Coyne

Dear Meg & family: We were deeply saddened on hearing the news of Timmy's death. He was a great guy - can't say enough great things about him. No one will forget that great smile and contagious laugh. Unfortunately we could not make it to his services but please know he is in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences, Mike & Joan Coyne

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