March 18, 1918 ~ November 13, 2008

Born in: Brooklyn, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Rose Carpinello O'Connor, 90, of Asheville, died on Thursday, November 13, 2008, at the WNC Baptist Home. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. O'Connor was a daughter of the late Michael J. Carpinello and Emma Coburn Boylan, and step-daughter of the late Grace Carpinello. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bud O. O'Connor, who died in 1997, and by two brothers, Alfred and Michael Carpinello. Mrs. O'Connor was a member of St. Eugene Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Daniels and husband John, and Karen Smith, all of Asheville; sons, Ken O'Connor and wife Kathy, Daniel O'Connor, and Tim O'Connor, all of Asheville; sister, Natalie Dawson, of Spring Lake, NJ; and grandchildren, Kelly Craig, Kimberly Bartlett, Shannon Ashe, Kristina Land, Michelle Thompson, and Brian Smith. A memorial service for Mrs. O'Connor will be at 1:00 p.m. Satuday at St. Eugene Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. John Schneider officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eblen Charities, 12 Regent Park Blvd., Asheville, NC 28806. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Always had a smile on her which made others feel so good. I know who much you will miss her.We will keep all of your families in our prayers.

  2. Pam, we just want you to know our most heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with you.

    Your friends, Russ Barnes & Michael Cain

  3. Karen, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I often remember the time I spent in your home when we were kids, and it seemed your mother was always cooking something good to eat. This is a difficult time for you, I’m sure. God bless.

    Love, Sandra

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. God is good and will provide what you need need as you look to him for help. God bless all of you.

  5. Ken, Karen and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It is a very difficult time for all of you but you will find that all of the wonderful memories you have of her will get you through.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lynda Sparacino Webb


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