Worcester State Athletics Hall of Famer Terrance F. O’Hara Passes Away

WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester State University Athletics' hall of famer, Terrance F. O'Hara, 80, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family Saturday, July 29, 2017 after a long illness.

The Shrewsbury, Mass. native was born in Worcester in 1936 and graduated at North High School in 1955 where he excelled in sports, including baseball, basketball, football, and track and then went on to play baseball at Worcester State College where he earned his Bachelor's Degree from. He also earned his Master's Degree in Education from Clark University. In 1992, he was inducted into the Worcester State University Sports Hall of Fame. While attending Worcester State, Terry played in every inning of every game, for all four years all while maintaining a career batting average of .354. Terry went on to spend a short time in the St. Louis Cardinals Organization.  

Terry was also an avid golfer. He began golfing in his mid-20s and quickly became a highly competitive player. He held various memberships over the years at Holden Hills, Wachusett, Pleasant Valley, and Cyprian Keyes. Terry participated in and won numerous local and state tournament throughout his golfing career, including several memorable Father-Son tournament with each of his sons and Father – Daughter tournament with his daughter Erin. He also carded six career holes in one.

Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 4-8 p.m., in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester.  His funeral will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2 from the funeral home, with a procession to the Church of St Mary, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury, where Monsignor Michael Rose will celebrate his Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to either the Notre Dame Hospice, 555 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01605 or the Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 www.alz.org.

To read more about Terry, please visit http://www.communityadvocate.com/2017/07/31/terrance-f-ohara-80-of-shrewsbury/

Release Courtesy of Community Advocate