Venolia O'Connor

Venolia T. "Nea" O'Connor

1929 - 2022

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Obituary of Venolia T. "Nea" O'Connor

O'CONNOR - Venolia T. "Nea" (nee Theriault) Of Williamsville, NY, May 25, 2022. Beloved wife of Richard D. O'Connor, Esq. for 55 years; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Nea of Williamsville, NY and Naples, FL, was born on August 3, 1929 in New Brunswick, Canada to Marcellin Theriault and Lucie (Gouret) Theriault. She graduated from nursing school in Canada and in 1960 became a citizen of the U.S.A. Nea continued her education acquiring a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master's degree in Education. Nea taught Psychiatric Nursing at E.J. Meyer Hospital School of Nursing until it closed and then worked at Erie County Medical Center, a 573 bed facility, orienting new nurses and became Associate Director of Nursing Education in the Department of Nursing until her retirement. In 1987, she received the NYS Nurses Association Economic and General Welfare Award for her work and contributions to the nursing profession. No prior visitation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by: CASTIGLIA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 873 Abbott Rd., South Buffalo, NY 14220. Please share your condolences at: