Obituary for George Francis O’Hara Jr.


This obituary originally appeared on Funeral Home of Remembrance.

George Francis O’Hara Jr., 94, of Newport, died Sunday, June 21, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.

George was born on November 13, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts to George O’Hara and Ruth (Bean) O’Hara. George was the second oldest of nine children. He met and married Diane Spraker. They have been married for 63 years and have seven children together.

George served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a tail gunner on a B-29 bomber and flew 13 missions over Japan. After the service, George attended Wentworth University in Boston. He worked at Sandia Corporation as a mechanical engineer in New Mexico. He then worked for Raytheon Corporation in Portsmouth, RI for 30 years and retired in 1989.

George is survived by his wife Diane and children: Terry (Ted) O’Hara Reagle, Janet (Mike) O’Hara Healy, Mary (Jim) Mackenzie, George (Kerry) O’Hara, John (Valerie) O’Hara, Ruth (Kevin) Lyons and Nancy O’Hara Schnelli (daughter-in-law). He leaves behind 14 grandchildren: Michael, Steven, Cam, Billy, Liam, John, Elyse, Packy, Anna, Katherine, Seanie, Franny, Elia and Abby. He is also survived by his brothers Tom and Joe O’Hara and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son Bill, brothers Bill, Eddie, Dave, Dick, John and sister Anne.

A Christian funeral service will be held on Saturday 27 June 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Augustine Church, 2 Eastnor Road, Newport.

Burial will take place at St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown.

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