Saugus - Mr. John E. O’Neil, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 10th at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Barbara (Spencer) O’Neil.
Born in Boston and raised in South Boston, he was the son of the late John F. and Ann Hazel (Norton) O’Neil. Mr. O’Neil worked at Harvard University for thirty-five years as a chef and cafeteria manager. He was involved with the Saugus Council of Aging and loved to cook. His other interests included drawing, calligraphy and reading.
He is survived by his children, Karen Clementi of NY, Michael O’Neil and his wife Susan of NH, Erin LeDrew and her husband Dale of Saugus, Kathy Malchanoff of NH, Brian O’Neil and his wife Lynn of NH, Sean O’Neil of Salem, Thomas O’Neil and his wife Val of NH and Mary O’Neil of Lynn. He was also the loving grandfather to thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and was the longtime companion of Patricia L. Hesse. Mr. O’Neil is predeceased by two brothers, two sisters and two grandsons.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS, on Thursday, 4-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.
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