Harriet Chapacharis O’Connor

 Harriet Chapacharis O’Connor, formerly of the Hill Section of Scranton, passed away Friday evening in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville after an illness.  She was the widow of her two husbands Albert Chapacharis who died in 1980 and Harold O’Connor who died in 1989.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Margaret Shaw.   She was a graduate of the Allegheny High School and completed the commercial course consisting of Gregg Shorthand, typing and transcription.   After graduation she worked as a stenographer for various companies in Pittsburgh.  After relocating to Scranton in 1964, Harriet continued her education and became a nurse’s aide and worked in that field.  Finally she went on to become the co-owner of O’Connor’s Tavern and the O’Connor’s Mobile Lunch Wagon.  Harriet was a member of the Petersburg Presbyterian Church and after its closing St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Harriet was an active volunteer in many area organizations including the American Red Cross and the Pa. Assoc for the Blind where she read over the PELL Broadcasting Station.  


Surviving are a son Albert Chapacharis and his wife Lori of Greenfield Twp; a daughter Julie Chapacharis of Seattle, WA; two grandsons Daniel Craddock and Albert Chapacharis, III;  a great granddaughter Cameron.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter Lynne D. Craddock in 2012 and her companion Ray Bundt.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton with services by Rev. David Searing.

Friends may call Thursday morning from 10am until time of service .

Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.

Memorial contributions should be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Rd. S. Abington Twp, Pa. 18411.

For directions, to share a memory or to leave a condolence please the funeral home website.

One Comment

  1. Katharine Hazlett

    Al, Julie, Lori, Albie, Daniel – I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person, and I am so honored to have had her in my life. I will always treasure our time together. She showed me what it was like to have a mother, and I will always be very grateful for that. May God bless all of you during this difficult time. I will keep you all in my prayers. I am so sorry that I am unable to attend the funeral. Katharine

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