ForeverMissed
In the early morning of April 3, 2021, Ada Ann O’Connor was taken home by her angels. She boldly and courageously battled with cancer for over four years. She passed away peacefully with her beloved husband, Ron, at her side. She will be missed immensely, and our world will never be the same. 

Ada was born on January 11, 1961 to parents Donald Emerson Albrand and Helen Marie Albrand. She lived her early years in Upland, PA. She attended Sun Valley High School, Sleepers Business School and a multitude of professional courses. Ada was married on February 10, 1978 to Ronald Joseph O'Connor, whom she fiercely claimed as her one and only true love and soulmate. Her later years were spent living in South Harrison Twp., NJ, where they raised their family. 

Ada worked for Eastern Building Material Dealers Association and Eastern Retirement Trust for 20 years. She founded her own business, Turning Point Associates in 2001, which proved successful. Ada had a strong work ethic and always treated each client as she would have treated her own family. She loved helping others whenever she could. She found it personally rewarding when training people in her field of Pension Administration. 

Ada enjoyed dinners and time spent with friends, number games, word puzzles, a martini or two, and the occasional nap. She enjoyed her trips to the casino, where she always had the best luck, and with it came the best laugh and excitement. She especially liked to host parties and family gatherings at her home, always filled with her delicious, home cooked feasts! Her dancing, laughter, and the best hugs will be missed by us all. 

Ada will forever be engraved in our hearts as a loving and devoted wife, the most supportive and nurturing mother, a beloved Mom-Mom who loved to spoil her grandchildren, and always there for her friends who became like family. She always went above and beyond to help those she could in their times of need. Her resilient and beautiful spirit will be missed. She will forever be cherished by her family, as our backbone and our rock. 

She leaves behind her husband, Ronald Joseph O’Connor, four children, six wonderful grandchildren, two sons-in-law, two brothers, and loving nieces and nephews. 

Children: Ronald Joseph O’Connor II, Ada Jenness Keller, Erin Kaley O’Connor and Heather Helene O’Connor 

Grandchildren: Sevin Tena O’Connor, Avalynn Alisara O’Connor, Nolan Levi Atkinson, Dawson Edward Scott, Ada Louanne Keller and Jon Richard Keller Jr. 

Sons & Daughter in Law: Jon Keller, Nathan Baxter and the late Pui Jutarat O’Connor 

Siblings: Donald Charles Albrand, Timothy Pater Albrand and the late Robert Steven Albrand 

Nieces and Nephews: Devin Marie Albrand, Donielle Albrand, Ryan O’Connor, Robert Albrand, and Tori Albrand 

As per Ada’s wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family. It would be kind for those who would like to make a donation in Ada’s memory, to make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Fertig Funeral Home


Posted by Denise Mealey on April 12, 2021
To my best friend Ada, I will always remember all the fun times we had together! Our card games, casino trips, and especially all the parties! Love you and miss you always! A hole is now in my heart!
Posted by Jeannetta Brooks on April 11, 2021
You welcomed my family like we were a part of yours and that is something we cherish. Thank you for sharing your home, your meatball recipe, and your beautiful family with us. We are so very blessed to have the chance to meet you and my heart hurts that we won’t see you again. Rest In Peace, Ada.
Love always, The Brooks Family
Posted by William O on April 9, 2021
We will always remember the kindness Ada showed to the girls during those school years. She was a good neighbor when one was needed. The world has lost a good heart. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Tom Spearing on April 9, 2021
A Prayer For Ada

Our family wanted to share this with the hopes of some comfort for Ada’s family and friends at this difficult time.

As I stumble through this life,
help me to create more laughter then tears,
dispense more happiness than gloom,
spread more cheer than despair.

Never let me become so indifferent or successful,
that I fail to see the wonders in the eyes of a child,
or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.

Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people, make them happy, and forget momentarily, all the unpleasantness in their lives.

And in my final moment,
may I hear you whisper:
“When you made My people smile,
you made Me smile”.

Memories Forever - Love, Tom, Lynn, Ryan and Megan Spearing
Posted by Victoria Salvadori on April 8, 2021
Ada has always been a shining light, and my family has always had great times with the O’Connors. She will be greatly missed, though we know she’s always going to be in our hearts! <333
Posted by Cathy Hetherington on April 8, 2021
When Ada and I meet for the first time,it was like we knew each other forever! We truly enjoyed each others company❤️ I am so grateful for so many fun times we all shared together! I know she will always be watching over all of us as our guardian Angel
Love you Bunches
Ada
Posted by Bobbi H on April 7, 2021
I’m grateful and blessed that you shared your life and family with us. So thankful that you never let a day go by without telling me you love me - not out of habit but from your heart. My Khaleesi - you are the strongest, bravest woman I have ever known. I will miss you everyday with all my heart!
Posted by Sherry Saul on April 7, 2021
An amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Eric and I will miss you terribly but will also find comfort knowing you’re at peace. We shared many great times with you and Ron and for that, we are eternally grateful. We, like so many, were blessed to call you our friend. 
“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality “

Love Sherry
Posted by Lynn Spearing on April 7, 2021
If life is measured by the way we live- the way we serve, the way we give...
If life is measured by the words we say- the love expressed along the way...
If life is measured by the smiles we share- the kindnesses, the way we care...
Then your life’s measure is clearly known, for these are all the things you’ve shown.

I feel so blessed to have had you in my life. We’ve shared so many great times together. I’ve lost a dear friend, but Heaven has gained a beautiful angel! 
Posted by Peggy Battaglia on April 7, 2021
To my dearest friend Ada, you're the strongest person I've ever met. Your battle is over and you are now at peace. Until we meet again my friend. Lots of love...!!
Posted by Teresa Marino on April 7, 2021
Tuffin up buttercup!! Strongest soul I've known!! So happy to have shared souls with her!! 

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Posted by Denise Mealey on April 12, 2021
To my best friend Ada, I will always remember all the fun times we had together! Our card games, casino trips, and especially all the parties! Love you and miss you always! A hole is now in my heart!
Posted by Jeannetta Brooks on April 11, 2021
You welcomed my family like we were a part of yours and that is something we cherish. Thank you for sharing your home, your meatball recipe, and your beautiful family with us. We are so very blessed to have the chance to meet you and my heart hurts that we won’t see you again. Rest In Peace, Ada.
Love always, The Brooks Family
Posted by William O on April 9, 2021
We will always remember the kindness Ada showed to the girls during those school years. She was a good neighbor when one was needed. The world has lost a good heart. So sorry for your loss.
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Shared by Susan Costello on April 8, 2021
I feel so blessed to have met Ada about 7 years ago through my sister Peg and brother-in-law Anthony.  Ada was just so special and my heart is so sad, because she was a beautiful person inside and out. She really taught me (without her even knowing it) in the time of need that you need your friends more than anything. 
My deepest condolences to Ron and Children.  You are in my thoughts and Prayers.  May God give you strength through all of the memories you have
RIP ADA xo