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Jonathan O'Herron, 83, Of Darien, Investment Banker

DARIEN, Conn. - Jonathan O'Herron of Darien and Woods Hole Massachusetts died April 4. He was 83.

O’Herron was born Oct. 28, 1929, in Pittsfield, Mass., to Helena (nee Coughlin) and S. John O'Herron. He attended Cranwell School in Lenox Massachusetts as a day student, then graduated from Williams College in 1951. He later attended Harvard Business School, where he received his MBA in 1957.

After college, he served briefly in the U.S. Navy. His professional career began at General Electric Company, followed by Buckeye Pipe Line Company where he rose to executive vice president. He spent a short time as treasurer of Buckeye's parent company, the Penn Central Transportation Company.

O’Herron was hired by Lazard Freres & Co., where he worked as an investment banker for over 40 years, most of the time as a partner and managing director.

O’Herron was the trustee and chairman of the finance committee with the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. He was a trustee of the American Red Cross in Greater New York, Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport, New York Medical College, St. Joseph Medical Center in Stamford and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund of the Archdiocese of New York. He was an integral member of The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management.

O’Herron is survived by his son, Jonathan O'Herron Jr.; his daughters, Anne Burleigh (Jon) and Sarah Casey (Alec); 11 grandchildren; and his brother, William J. O'Herron. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately at St. John's Church in Darien, followed by interment at Spring Grove Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 at St. Thomas More Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien. The Rev. Gerald Blaszczak S.J. will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The O'Herron Family Foundation, PO Box 4816, Stamford, CT 06907.

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