Mary “Mimi” Lillian O’Connor-Bomar
February 15, 1939 -
July 5, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Mary “Mimi” Lillian O’Connor-Bomar, age 81 of Kelso, TN. Mrs. O’Connor-Bomar was born on February 15, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Irvin F. and Adela McDermott O’Connor. Mary retired from NYNEX Telephone Company in New York and was of the Catholic faith. She passed away on July 5, 2020 at Donalson Care Center.

Mary was an avid reader, who enjoyed buying her books at the Goodwill. She and her husband of thirty years, Mr. Joseph Edward Bomar loved to travel. In fact, they met while Mary was vacationing in the St. Thomas, VI and Ed was working for the United States government at the airport. Her favorite form of traveling was via cruise lines, she traveled to many places; Russia, Amsterdam, and the Caribbean just to name a few. She was a great lover of animals, especially cats.

In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by her cousin, Carol Braughton of Hawaii.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fayetteville – Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 37, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or a charity of your choice.

There are no services planned at this time.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Mary Lillian O’Connor-Bomar.

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10 Comments

  1. Jean Reeser

    Long time, no news. What a shock to learn from the Internet that your wife had crossed to the other side.
    Last we heard from you, you said, “Mimi and I are fine” when she was already six feet under.

    Your sister would like to know who is taking care of you now. After all, at 79, you aren’t a Spring Chicken anymore.

    Drop your 89 yr old sister a line when you have time. She would like to hear from you but doesn’t have an address for you.

    Hope this finds you well or as well as you can be in grief.

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  2. Jacqueline Colvin-Inch

    My Dearest Friend,
    One of the greatest honors of my life was to serve as Matron of Honor to Mimi for your wedding. She was perfect for you. Just as perfect as you were for her. Her Eddie❤ Her faith in God, you and life showed all the time. She knew her own mind and herself. She did lead an independent non-victim life. She is quite the example. Love always, Jacque

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  3. Charles Cunningham

    Ed,
    Judy and I were saddened to here of Mimi’s passing. Judy and I had discussed our very recent conversation and had been thinking about you two and were glade that you had quality time together. We know you will miss her in coming weeks but will have great memories. As you are aware we are in the winter of our time and be thankful for the long time you two had together. Stop by to see us in the future.
    Charles and Judy Cunningham

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  4. Janis Smith

    I’m so sorry for your loss! It’s so very hard. I’m here anytime you want to talk! Praying for you during this time! Love you!

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  5. Billy Gray & Patsy

    Ed we are so sorry to heasr of your loss. she was always a delight to talk to. S he will be sadly missed. you are in our prayers

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  6. Andrea Long

    Ed: So sorry to hear of MiMi’s passing. May God bless and hold you closely during the coming weeks/months ahead. Sending prayers your way my friend. Andrea

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  7. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Ed I have not seen you all in a long time but I am more or less home bound . I always enjoyed stopping and talking to you all when we did see each other. We grew up as almost neighbors as we all played together when we were younger. I am so sorry for your loss, you two were always together. You were be in my Prayers. Love to an old friend. Joyce

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  8. Tammy Stovall

    Ed I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers. Love you

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  9. Susan Thompson

    Ed, so very saddened to hear of Mimi’s passing….sending love and kind thoughts. Susan

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  10. Linda Holland

    Ed, I am so sorry for your loss. Every time I saw your wife she had a smile on her face. Blessings my friend.

    Reply

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10 Comments

  1. Jean Reeser

    Long time, no news. What a shock to learn from the Internet that your wife had crossed to the other side.
    Last we heard from you, you said, “Mimi and I are fine” when she was already six feet under.

    Your sister would like to know who is taking care of you now. After all, at 79, you aren’t a Spring Chicken anymore.

    Drop your 89 yr old sister a line when you have time. She would like to hear from you but doesn’t have an address for you.

    Hope this finds you well or as well as you can be in grief.

    Reply
  2. Jacqueline Colvin-Inch

    My Dearest Friend,
    One of the greatest honors of my life was to serve as Matron of Honor to Mimi for your wedding. She was perfect for you. Just as perfect as you were for her. Her Eddie❤ Her faith in God, you and life showed all the time. She knew her own mind and herself. She did lead an independent non-victim life. She is quite the example. Love always, Jacque

    Reply
  3. Charles Cunningham

    Ed,
    Judy and I were saddened to here of Mimi’s passing. Judy and I had discussed our very recent conversation and had been thinking about you two and were glade that you had quality time together. We know you will miss her in coming weeks but will have great memories. As you are aware we are in the winter of our time and be thankful for the long time you two had together. Stop by to see us in the future.
    Charles and Judy Cunningham

    Reply
  4. Janis Smith

    I’m so sorry for your loss! It’s so very hard. I’m here anytime you want to talk! Praying for you during this time! Love you!

    Reply
  5. Billy Gray & Patsy

    Ed we are so sorry to heasr of your loss. she was always a delight to talk to. S he will be sadly missed. you are in our prayers

    Reply
  6. Andrea Long

    Ed: So sorry to hear of MiMi’s passing. May God bless and hold you closely during the coming weeks/months ahead. Sending prayers your way my friend. Andrea

    Reply
  7. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Ed I have not seen you all in a long time but I am more or less home bound . I always enjoyed stopping and talking to you all when we did see each other. We grew up as almost neighbors as we all played together when we were younger. I am so sorry for your loss, you two were always together. You were be in my Prayers. Love to an old friend. Joyce

    Reply
  8. Tammy Stovall

    Ed I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers. Love you

    Reply
  9. Susan Thompson

    Ed, so very saddened to hear of Mimi’s passing….sending love and kind thoughts. Susan

    Reply
  10. Linda Holland

    Ed, I am so sorry for your loss. Every time I saw your wife she had a smile on her face. Blessings my friend.

    Reply

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