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Amanda Marie "Mandy" (Welch) O'Connor

July 7, 1977 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 41)

Amanda Marie (Welch) O’Connor, 41, of Canton, PA., (Franklin Twp)  passed away peacefully on February 19, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.

Mandy was born July 7, 1977 in Elmira, NY., the daughter of Rick Welch and the late Mary Frances (Ashton) Welch.  She was a 1995 graduate of Troy High School and received a Bachelor of Science from Mansfield University. Mandy always took great pleasure in time spent with family and friends. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and daughter. Although being confined to a wheelchair in later years, Mandy was always willing to lend a hand and enjoyed life to the fullest. She always looked forward to time spent together with her husband while helping him in his small engine repair business. Mandy was a woman of the Roman Catholic faith and was a member of St. John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church in Troy, Pa.

In addition to her father Rick Welch of Troy, surviving is her husband, John of Canton; a son Ryan O’Connor; step-children Christopher and Brittany O’Connor; and a sister, Kimberly (Brian) Tingler of Bethesda, OH. as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her mother Mary Frances (Ashton) Welch in 2016 and a son, Benjamin O’Connor in 2009.

Friends and family are invited to call Monday February 25, 6 P.M.- 8 P.M at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pa. at the convenience of the family.  

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Ronald McDonald House, 745 W. Governor Rd., Hershey, Pa 17033 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association at in Amanda’s name.   

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