In memory of
Patricia E. ONeill
Patricia Elizabeth ONeill, age 91, of Cohasset, died peacefully on March 6, 2017 surrounded by family and Keira, our dog. She was married for almost 52 years to the late Patrick (Eric) ONeill who was born in Limerick, Ireland, emigrated to the US in 1950. Born to Margaret Mary (Mills) and Dr. William Lester Grogan, she graduated from St Lawrence University. Pat is survived by her four children: Sheila ONeill Hannon and Nick Hannon of Marlton, NJ..; Deirdre ONeill of Cambridge, Mass.; Peggy ONeill and Steve McNamara of Northampton, Mass.; and Brian ONeill and Christine ONeill of Newton, Mass. She was enamored of her 8 grandchildren: Kathleen, Kevin, Maeve, Michael, Ian, Tess, Nora and Audrey. She is also survived by her cousin Charlena (Fitzmaurice) Luddy of Holden, Mass. Pat loved her late ONeill in-laws and treasured her numerous nieces and nephews who are situated all over the world. Pat was a very strong character and really enjoyed living despite the obstacles and setbacks thrown in her direction. She lived independently, and later with Deirdre, at her home in Cohasset, spending much of her time as a prolific, talented, award-winning watercolor artist | a Gallery Artist at South Shore Art Center in Cohasset. She loved her immediate and extended family and her dogs, especially Cara, her companion for 16 years. She had a beautiful smile and was a good listener, offering words of understanding and comfort to many people over her long life. She was also very good at infuriating Eric. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Pat during visiting hours on Sunday, 19 March 2017 from 4 - 8 p.m. in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset, MA. Her funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, 20 March 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 10 Summer St., Cohasset. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Pat may be made in her name to the Cancer Research Institute ( www.cancerresearch.org.), her gift in memory of loved ones lost to that disease. For an online guest book, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com . 781-383-0200
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