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John “Bozo” Connors

John “Bozo” Connors, 87, of Pittston passed away Wednesday February 13, 2019.

Born in Pittston, John was the son of the late Michael and Catherine (Crane) Connors.

John was a graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston where he excelled in football, baseball and basketball. John’s excellence in athletics awarded him with many college scholarships and he choose to attend William and Mary University. In college John lettered in football, baseball, and track. He then returned to St. John’s High School, where he taught and coached football, baseball, and basketball. John coached Pittston Little League baseball for many years. He was inducted into the St John’s, Central Catholic, and Seton Catholic Wall of Fame in 2002 and the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

John worked and retired from the US Postal Service. In his later years he became an avid bowler and golfer.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary (Murphy) Connors; brothers Thomas, Harry, and Joseph Connors; sisters Rosemary Spohrer, Regina Luke, Ann Brown and infant sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth.

He is survived by his daughters Mary Pat Mecca, husband Joseph, Old Forge, Catherine Holly, husband Robert, Duryea, Ann Brudzinski, husband David, Duryea, Karen Dalton, husband William, West Pittston, Rose Connors, Duryea, Trudy Connors, Duryea; son Jim Connors, Duryea; and grandchildren Vanessa Acey-Davis, husband Anthony, Abington, Kerie Mecca, Tylor, John Holly, Robert Holly, Katie Brudzinski, Allison Brudzinski, all of Duryea, Sarah Dalton, West Pittston, William Dalton, wife Sarah, Indianapolis. Also, sister Mary (Molly) Heffron, Yatesville; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday, February 15, 2019, 4-8PM at the Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William Street, Pittston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The family would like to thank hospice of the Sacred Heart for their compassionate care.

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