John J. O'Neill

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John J. O'Neill, of Hamden, died on November 12, 2013 at the Connecticut Hospice. Beloved husband of Joan Conway O'Neill. John was born in New Haven on September 3, 1938 to the late Frank and Bridget Reynolds O'Neill. He leaves to cherish his memory two loving children, Christopher O'Neill and his wife Sowjanya, grandchildren, Devin and Sarita of McLean, Virginia, Daughter Jacqueline O'Neill and Trevor Stewart of Pomptom Plains, New Jersey; siblings, Mary McKiernan, Frank (Marie) O'Neill, Edward (Harriet) O'Neill, Patricia (David) Viglione, Nancy (David) Hainsworth, and Daniel (Susan) O'Neill; brother-in-law, Barry Conway. Predeceased by his brother, Thomas and brother-in-law, William McKiernan. Mr. O'Neill worked part time at Home Depot following his retirement as director of property management at Equity Office at Shelton Point. He was president of the Derby Gilbert Corporation, member of the High Lane Club and member of the Spring Glen Association. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Friday, November 15th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rita's Church, followed by a burial in Mount Saint Peter's Cemetery in Derby. Friends may visit with his family on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in John's memory may be sent to Connecticut Hospice,, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dear Joan, Chris, Jackie, our heartfelt condolences. We are unable to attend services because of health Reasons, be well he,s in our thoughts Bart Moran Mally Moran

  2. For me, like a Spring’s first robin, always a sign of good things to come. Thank you for your friendship. It’s hard to imagine a summer without you. Deepest sympathies to Joanie, Chris & Jackie.

  3. I have such loving memories of the O’Neill family being our wonderful neighbors while I was growing up. John was our paperboy and I remember how fast he would fold the papers getting them ready for delivery each day. My husband and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with his family today.

  4. Joan, Ann and I are deeply sadden by John’s passing. Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Love, Ann & Dick McGrath

  5. John always made my day a little brighter whenever I saw him. He is in the .arms of the angels . now. Rest in peace, John

  6. John was a pillar in two communities, Bayview and Spring Glen. He will be greatly missed. Your love and respect for each other was evident in all phases of your life. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Dorothy Keefe.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. If the father was anything like the son, I’m very sorry I never got to meet him. Psalm 139

  8. So sorry to hear, I have wonderful memories of Mr. O’Neill and deep sympathy for you all. – Jane (Lawlor) Cournan

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