Funeral information is now available for a 73-year-old Whiting man who died Friday after a vehicle struck him while he was sitting on a bench, police said.
At 9:50 a.m., Joseph O'Connor, 73, was sitting on the bench in front of the Route 530 CVS store when he was struck and killed by a 2012 Subaru Forester wagon.
The wagon was operated by Evelyn Treibly, 76, also of Whiting, police said. O'Connor died as a result of the injuries he sustained from being pinned against the building by the vehicle, police said.
Visiting hours will be Wed 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at The Family Owned Carmona Bolen Home For Funerals, 66 Lacey Road, Whiting, according to legacy.com.
A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday 10:45 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church, Whiting, according to legacy.com. Disposition will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in O'Connor's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Condolences may be sent to www.carmonabolenfh.com, according to legacy.com.
The CVS Pharmacy also sustained damage and was temporarily closed until the Manchester building inspector could conduct an investigation.
O'Connor was born in Jersey City amd lived in Old Bridge for 37 years before moving to Pine Ridge South, Whiting in 2001, according to legacy.com.
He was employed as a Baker for Sunshine Biscuit in Sayreville for 26 years before his retirement in 1999. Prior to that, he worked at Dean Witter and Co. on Wall Street for 14 years, according to legacy.com.
O'Connor was an avid Frank Sinatra fan and collector, and was also an avid collector of anything else that anybody collected. He loved to shoot pool and play cards with his friends, as well as shopping at flea markets, according to legacy.com.
This crash is under investigation by Patrolman Antonio Ellis of the Manchester Traffic Safety Bureau.