Marion A. O’Connor passed away at sunrise on March 14, 2018, age 94. She was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Hunter College and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University. She worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories; Princeton University’s Office of Population Research and Woodrow Wilson School; and the United Nations Population Fund where she was Chief of the Programme Planning and Statistics Branch when she retired in 1983. She and her husband were long-time Princeton residents and raised three children. Marion loved classical music and particularly opera; she and her husband supported many of Princeton’s musical organizations.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Edith Azzoni, her brother Alfred, and her husband Robert. She is survived by her three children: Christine, Arthur and his wife Linda, and Andrew and his wife Kathryn, and seven grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 19 at 10am at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Skillman, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to The Princeton Festival, P.O. Box 2063, Princeton, NJ 08543 (https://princetonfestival.org).