Helen T. O’Neill

Helen T. O’Neill

Helen T. O’Neill of Otsego, Michigan passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 at her home. Mrs. O’Neill was born March 5, 1916 in Boston, MA to Timothy and Sarah (McCloskey) Daly. She was a graduate of St. Gabriel High School and had enjoyed golfing for many years.

On October 24, 1937 in Hyde Park, MA, Helen married Vincent O’Neill who preceded her in 2008. They had been married over 70 years.

Surviving are 5 children, Joyce O’Neill and friend Sam Lafata of Otsego, Lawrence and Christine O’Neill of Yarmouth Port, MA, Stephen and Jackie O’Neill of Healdsburg, CA, Daniel and Wendy O’Neill of Decatur, TX, Joanne and Dave Coy of Otsego; her grandchildren, Amy (Tim) O’Connor; Sean O’Neill, Morgan O’Neill, Kevin O’Neill and Sarah O’Neill; great-granddaughter, Caroline Wendy O’Connor; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Joe McDonough; a brother, Daniel McDonough; her sisters, Margaret McDonough and Mary Engelke; a sister-in-law, Rita McDonough; a daughter-in-law, Wendy O’Neill and a granddaughter, Pamela O’Neill.

Friends may meet with her family from 10-11 A.M. Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church where a Rosary will be recited at 10:30 A.M. and where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Fr. Gordon Greene, Celebrant. Interment will be in Hicks Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or St. Margaret’s Catholic Church.

Messages of condolence for her family may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Jon Campbell says:

    My sincere sympathy to the family and extended family of Mrs. O’Neill.

  2. Michael Denaro says:

    The passing of Aunt Helen brings so many memories, some deep, others joyous, and all filled with regrets for opportunities lost. Memories of my two visits to California, Sonoma, Napa Valley still recall feelings of love and specialness. But thrilling and life changing cross-country trips aside, on hearing of Aunt Helen’s passing I am most impacted by so many more memories that were not to be. For reasons beyond my control, as a young boy, our paths diverged abruptly. And over the ensuing years I so lamented the lost chance for another visit, another family get-together, another anticipated visit from our far away family. I remember like yesterday waiting, peering out the window from my West Squantum Street home for the lights of Uncle Vinny’s Buick Regal to pull up the steep driveway for another precious visit. And maybe, just maybe, Aunt Joyce would come to. Joyce was my absolute favorite. Always so excited to see me, I looked forward to no one as much. I hope this note reaches the eyes of those who would care to know – that I miss you, I miss you all, today and always. Love, Mike

  3. Travis O'Neill (Leck) says:

    My dads name is sean oneill and my grandma was Marie and my grandfather’s name is Michael O’Neill… grandfather is from Ireland…grandmothers from Morocco.. anyone no.. them..??

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