The daughter of a professionally trained singer and a nationally ranked swimmer, Rosemary grew up in Boston where she pursued an interest in
both areas. When she married Leonard O?Connor and moved to
Los Alamos in 1946, she joined with people who had an interest in music
and they formed the small orchestra, Sinfonietta. In 1948 the group
presented its first production, "HMS Pinafore". Sinfonietta is now the Los
Alamos Symphony and Rosemary continues attending rehearsals and
performing with the Symphony which now numbers about 40-50 and
provides an opportunity for young students to play alongside adults.
Rosemary's other contributions to Los Alamos include years of teaching
swimming, including water safety instructor training. She has served on
many boards of directors, including the Aquatic Center and East Park
Pool. While being employed by LANL in the PHERNEX group she was
also a den mother for cub scouts, encouraged her children in their
musical pursuits and taught Sunday School at IHM Catholic Church.
Involved in many civic issues, Rosemary has long served Los Alamos well.
Written by T.J. Taub, copyright ©