O'CONNOR, Norma Aleene (Farrington) age 65. Survived by daughter, Debbie (Rick Wheaton) O'Connor and son, Rory (Dawn) O'Connor; her parents, Flavel and Daphne Farrington; Brother, Floyd and sisters Margie (Huston) and Valerie Jeffers.Wil's maternal grandfather, Dean F. O'Connor, was born Dwyer F. O'Connor, the son of Francis L. and Susan C. (Gay) O'Connor (they married in Manhattan in 1904). His marriage to Norma was dissolved in Los Angeles County, California in May 1977. In retrospect, the middle name given on Debbie's birth record—"Nordean"—was a pretty good clue as to the identity of her parents.
[Flavel's] parents were well-off; his father was involved in the shipping business in the Caribbean, and his mother was descended from French Huguenots who had settled and become socially and politically prominent on the West Indian island of Montserrat. Daphne Silvera, my great-grandmother, was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1896, the daughter of Theodore, who was the son of a wealthy Jamaican family of Jewish heritage, and Deborah, a woman born on St. Thomas in the (then) Danish Virgin Islands, and whose family were prominent in the Jewish community on the island.Daphne's parents were living with her and Flavel in Los Angeles in 1930. Her mother, Deborah, was born about 1858-9 in "Denmark." Also living with them was an unmarried aunt, Eugenie R. Pretto, also born in "Denmark." St. Thomas was governed by Denmark at the time of their births, and it is probable that they were born there and not in Europe. This website confirms that they were daughters of Abraham E. Pretto and Rachel Pretto Henriquez of St. Thomas.