Honoring Joseph C. O'Connor upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service to the State of New York

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  • 05 / Jun / 2013
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
  • 11 / Jun / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Joseph C. O'Connor upon the occasion of
his retirement after many years of distinguished service to the State of
New York

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, For almost 40 years, Joseph C. O'Connor rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Joseph C. O'Connor began his career in 1975, working in the
State Senate as a messenger; after a few years, he was transferred to
the Legislative Messenger Service; and
WHEREAS, In 1986, Joseph C. O'Connor worked for Governor Mario M.
Cuomo and continued to the present Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo; and
WHEREAS, Joseph C. O'Connor served with loyalty, honor and
distinction; he was governed by a keen sense of duty and always showed a
unique grasp of human problems; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to his community, he volunteered as a fireman for
the C.H. Kavanaugh Hook and Ladder Company in Waterford, New York in
1976, and was elected as Vice President, serving 17 terms from
1990-2007; he is also Chairman of the Firefighters Against Muscular
Dystrophy for Waterford Fire Department; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Joseph C. O'Connor is a member of the Saratoga
County Volunteer Firemen's Association and served as President from
1993-1994; currently, he serves as Director, and has for several years;
WHEREAS, Joseph C. O'Connor was a little league baseball manager in
the 1970s and the 1980s; in high school, he was a baseball manager from
1971-1975, leading his team to the championships against
Waterford/Halfmoon High School; and
WHEREAS, He is in the Fourth Degree Assembly Member of the Knights of
Columbus where he served as an advocate member under Father Van Rensse-
laer; he is also a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Waterford, where
he serves as Head Usher; and
WHEREAS, During his tenure with the State of New York, Joseph C.
O'Connor earned the admiration, esteem and affection of his colleagues;
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Joseph C. O'Connor upon the occasion of his retirement after many
years of distinguished service to the State of New York; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joseph C. O'Connor.


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