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William “Duke” O’Neill

At 79 years, in Everett, April 28th, following a lengthy illness, in the comforting presence of his God & his family. Beloved husband of 46 years to Barbara (Williams) O’Neill. Devoted father to William O’Neill, Jr. & wife Myra of No. Toledo, OH, Noreen Evangelista & husband Anthony of Wakefield, Cheryl Grava & husband Peter of Medford, Christopher O’Neill & Colleen O’Neill & her life partner Keith Michenzie, all of Everett, Caryn Bennett & husband Paul of Saugus & Colin O’Neill & wife Dani of Nashua, NH. Proud grandfather to Benjamin, Keira, Clover, William, Shawmut, Circa & Nova. Dear brother of the late Vincent, Noreen & Patricia O’Neill. Lovingly respected brother-in-law to Michael Williams & wife Cecelia of Danvers & Nancy Tewksbury of Everett. Loving uncle to Ryan Williams & wife Lynn of Washington State, Kathleen Williams & her partner Paul Girouard of Portland, ME & Raymond Tewksbury & wife Tammy of Winter Haven, FL. “Duke” also leaves special friends, Lynn Thornton & husband James Sliker of Jamaica Plain, Susan Capomaccio & husband John of Saugus. “Duke” also leaves an army of extended family, friends & colleagues of 51 years at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Friday, May 7th in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, EVERETT at 11:00 a.m. Mourners are instructed to report directly to church. Visiting Hours have been respectfully omitted & interment will be held privately at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Mandates during this pandemic are still in force, facial masks must be worn in the church & social distancing maintained.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute – Div. of Development & the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Member of LiUNA, Local 380.


Memorial Funeral Mass

Friday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett

Interment

Will be Private


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  1. Kerry Gibson
    May 2 2021

    Sending my Love and you are in my heart always Duke you taught me to always smile and enjoy life in the simple littlest way. It’s left a huge hole in the family but I can still remember the music and laughter and Joy he brought to a room like it was yesterday! I believe he would all want us to turn on some Michael Franti and the spearhead and just Jam out! Love you Oneills

  2. Sally, Stephen and Rachel Hamlin
    May 1 2021

    Dear Colleen and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing he is a peace.

  3. Elyce Ferlito
    May 1 2021

    Colleen,

    My heart, love, thoughts and prayers goes are with you and your family. I am so very sorry that you and your family have such a pain to endure. Your dad will always live within you and he will be with you every day for the rest of your life, until you will finally meet again. Please know that you are never ever alone. There are people who love you and care, I am one of them. One day at a time oxoxo

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