Dr Frederick J. O'Neill
Dr Frederick J. OâNeill
Dr Frederick J. OâNeill of Driftway Road, Danbury, died of lung cancer, November 16, at his home. He was the husband of Patricia M. OâNeill for 49 years.
Dr OâNeill was born January 12, 1933, in Eddystone, Penn., son of Frederick A. and Mildred Covington OâNeill.
Dr OâNeill is also survived by a loving and beloved family, his children and their spouses: Michael and Phyllis R. OâNeill of Newtown, Pamela OâNeill of Sandy Hook, Brian and Sandra A. OâNeill of New Fairfield, Judith Archiere of Waterbury, Steven and Katherine M. OâNeill of Bethel, James and Eileen F. OâNeill of Brewster, Daniel and Jennifer B. OâNeill of Kent, and Megan O. and Russell Moore of Danbury.
His beautiful grandchildren were a source of joy and share in his undying love and devotion: Kendra OâNeill, Anthony and Nicholas Archiere, Sarah, Terrence, and Kelly OâNeill, Kristen, Eric, Lauren, and Tyler OâNeill, James, Joshua and Alexandra OâNeill, Michael, William, and Lacey Moore.
He received his BS from the West Chester State University, Penn., and MEd from Rutgers University. In 1976 he received his PhD from New York University. His field of expertise was that of learning development.
Dr OâNeill was professor emeritus, Western Connecticut State University, where he also served as the first Dean of the School of Professional Studies. He served WestConn in both tutorial and administrative capacities from 1965 to 1988.
There will be no calling hours and funeral arrangements will be private.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 7, at 3 pm, at The Presidentâs Room, Ancell Building, West Side Campus, Western Connecticut State University, Route 6 (Mill Plain Road), Danbury.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 120 Wall Street, 19th floor, New York, NY 10005-4001; the Hanahoe Clinic, Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810; or Regional Hospice of Western CT, Inc, 405 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
Cremation services of Western Connecticut, 55 Main Street, Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
The Newtown BeeÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â December 5, 2003