OBITUARY: Laura Lee (Dudley) Connor, 69

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Laura Lee (Dudley) Connor, age 69, of North Oxford, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2021, surrounded by family and friends.

Laura was born on Father’s Day, June 15, 1952, in Whitinsville (Village of Northbridge), MA; she was the cherished daughter of James and Margaret (Wiback) Dudley. Laura was raised in Leicester, MA and later moved to Wilmington, where she raised her three boys: Joe, Jimbo and Jeff. Laura was a dedicated mother; she was very close to her children and loved spending time with them. Laura was so excited to become a “Grammy” to her grandchildren; they brought her so much joy. She was looking forward to the birth of her new grandson, Wesley, in March.

Laura worked for National Grid for many years. She was a loyal and dedicated worker; she loved her job; and she made many friends. Laura often volunteered for storm duty and worked through many snowstorms, and heat waves; she never let weather get in the way of her work.

Laura loved music of all kinds. She was a disk jockey for a number of years as one half of the team “Heart & Soul”. She loved going to concerts and dancing; She was a passionate fan of the Red Sox including David “Big Papi” Ortiz. She loved food, fun, friends, and family.

Laura will be remembered as a person who was happy, fun, energetic, generous, and kind. She was a loyal friend. She could teach herself to do anything and was not afraid to try anything once. She was also a registered organ donor, which is so fitting, for she was always a giving person and has now given the ultimate gift of life to others in need.

Laura was the devoted mother of Joseph Connor, Jr. of Lowell, Jeffrey Connor & his wife Marissa (Norko) Connor of Bristow, VA, and the late James “Jimbo” Connor & his wife Jillian (DeBlois) Connor of Allenstown, NH, loving “Grammy” of Cheyenne, Dakota, Juliette, Brayden, and Camille, cherished daughter Margaret (Wiback) Dudley of Fort Lauderdale, FL and the late James Dudley, dear sister of David Dudley of Spencer, MA, James Dudley & his partner Mildred Zayas of Carolina, Puerto Rico, Nancy Rotolo & her husband Fran of Leicester, MA, and Jayme Dudley of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Laura is also survived by her beloved dog Daisy, her nieces, and many friends.

Family and friends will gather at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, December 8th at 9:00 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 7th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

To ensure the health and safety of all those who participate in the services, we ask attendees when indoors to wear masks and observe social distancing.

Memorial donations in Laura’s name may be made to The Jillian Connor Children Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 224 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Laura Lee (Dudley) Connor

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