Grover A. Connors Jr., 83

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BRUNSWICK — Grover A. Connors Jr., 83, died May 23 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick after brief illness.

He was born in Boothbay Harbor on July 23, 1928, a son of Grover A. and Leta M. Connors Sr. He was educated in Brunswick schools and served in the Merchant Marines.

Connors was a longtime lobsterman and fished out of Harpswell. He was also part owner of Grover Connors Trucking Inc.

He was a member of the Masons United Lodge #8 of Brunswick, the American Legion Post in Topsham and active in DeMolay.

In his younger years Connors enjoyed boat racing, loved camping and started the first scuba diving club in Brunswick.

He was predeceased by two sons Grover A. Connors III and Peter A. Connors; daughter, Pamela A. Connors; and sister, Lilla Raffia.

Connors is survived by his wife of 27 years, Patricia Connors; daughters Linda A. and her husband, Steven Durost and Debra A. and her husband, Paul Ingrao; stepdaughter, Deborah and her husband, Bruce Noll; brother, Patrick A. and his wife, Lillian Connors; sister, Cynthia Sairo; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and ten step great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on May 29 in Riverside Cemetery in Brunswick.