Jo Kiblin O’Connor, 28, beloved wife of Benjamyn R.
O’Connor departed this life peacefully on Dec. 30, 2016,
at her home in Woonsocket, RI.
was born Oct. 13, 1988, in Watertown and graduated from
Belleville-Henderson High School.
On Nov. 22, 2013, she was united in marriage with the love
of her life, Benjamyn O’Connor.
had a passion for exploring and adventuring. Ben and Kendra
traveled to Mexico, complete with a dolphin swimming
adventure, for her sister in law's wedding. For their
honeymoon they took a lengthy tour of Europe, visiting
Ireland, England, and culminating with New Year’s Eve in
Paris at the Eiffel Tower. Along with this they frequently
visited Boston, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, upstate NY, and
NYC to visit friends and families, and participate with
Ben's veteran associations. Kendra was always ready for
their next experience, and always had Ben by her side.
true joy in life was family. From her birth family, to her
adopted family, to her family by marriage, to her family of
friends, to the family she had hoped to grow with her
husband, she blended the many families that loved her into
one, and her loss will be felt forever in all our hearts.
leaves behind her husband Benjamyn R. O’Connor,
Woonsocket, RI; a step daughter, Alyssa Welk, Clarksville,
TN; her parents, Robert and Terri (Goodnough) Pickett,
Watertown, NY and Steve and Sherry (Farmer) Kiblin,
Henderson, NY; siblings, Rob (Meghan), Melody, Cliff
(Leslie), Nina (Derrick), Jesse, Shelby, Stephanie and
Ashley; her in laws, Donald O’Connor and Ryan and Laurie
(Davidson) Donohue, Watertown, NY; sister in laws, Aubrey
and Jennafir (Jarrett); her niece’s and nephews: Skylar,
Gaven, Abbigail, Landon, Camille, David, Jessianne, Gilberto,
Cadience, Maria and Harlee; also aunts, uncles, cousins (and
her punk cat, Snarf) to mourn her loss.
She was predeceased by her brother, Phil.
hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 7, at Reed and
Benoit Funeral Home, State St., Watertown, with a memorial service
to immediately follow at 3
may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.