Donna P. O’Connor, 59

SWEDEN — Donna Patricia O’Connor, 59, of Sweden, who was born in Lowell, Mass., on March 5, 1957, passed away after a three-year battle with cancer on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 with her daughter, Christine Marie (O’Connor) Ellison holding her hand, and her stepdaughter Suzanne Renee (O’Connor) Below present.

Donna was a loving and energetic wife of 37 years to her husband Richard W. O’Connor of Sweden. She loved her dog, “Bitzy,” flowers and all wild creatures.

The daughter of the late Hollis and Patricia Wilkins of Chelmsford, Mass., Donna was a graduate of Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, Mass.

She is survived by her brother, Neil A. Wilkins, of Chelmsford, Mass.; a grandson and stepgrandson.

Donna will be buried at the family plot at Oakdale Cemetery in Middleton, Mass.

Funeral arrangements are by Mackey Funeral Home of Middleton, Mass.

Calling hours are Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m., and services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 10, at noon. Visit

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