Boston historian Thomas O’Connor dies

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Thomas O’Connor, a Boston College historian and professor emeritus known for his work on the history of Boston, has died.

School officials said Monday afternoon that O’Connor suffered a fatal heart attack in his Milton home on Sunday. He was 89.

A South Boston native, O’Connor explored his hometown in books including "Boston Catholics," ”Civil War Boston" and "The Boston Irish."...

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