of Lakewood (formerly of Bayonne), passed away on January 11, 2016. The youngest child of Francis & Theresa Connors, Brian was much beloved be his nine older siblings. He served as a Bayonne Police Officer for over 30 years and retired as a Captain in 1995. Brian started as a “motorcycle cop” as part of the Patrol Bureau, and went on to serve the city of Bayonne in a variety of roles including: Traffic Bureau Commander, Central Records Bureau Commander, Commander of Internal Affairs, and Commander of Planning and Training. He was the Employee Assistance Officer from 1981 through his retirement and was one of the first D.A.R.E. officers in the department. Brian’s career as a police officer followed his time served in the U.S Army. He was stationed in Germany in the mid-1950’s, where he learned to speak German and developed a taste for German food and culture. Brian was married to Patricia (nee: Blihar) Connors for 50 years, and together they had four children and six grandchildren. Brian is survived by his children and their spouses – Patrick and Coleen Connors; Elizabeth Connors and Steven Garabed; Suzanne and Jose Franco; and Laurie Connors and Chris Maccarini and his six grandchildren – Tara and Mary Kate Connors, Cole and Aidan Garabed, and Maia and Marcus Franco. He is also survived by his two sisters: Maureen Prasch and Catherine Dugan. “Uncle Brian” was also beloved by too many nieces and nephews to name. A special thanks to the Connors cousins who supported him and the family over the past few months. In lieu of flowers, Brian would much prefer the gift of your time, goods, or other donation to people or animals in need. Please give to your local foodbank or animal shelter or to the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean County, 3300 Route 66, Neptune, NJ, 07753 (www.foodbankmoc.org.) Funeral arrangements by KOCH Funeral Home, 691 Avenue C.