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Dr Frederick J. O'Neill



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Dr Frederick J. O’Neill

Dr Frederick J. O’Neill of Driftway Road, Danbury, died of lung cancer, November 16, at his home. He was the husband of Patricia M. O’Neill for 49 years.

Dr O’Neill was born January 12, 1933, in Eddystone, Penn., son of Frederick A. and Mildred Covington O’Neill.

Dr O’Neill is also survived by a loving and beloved family, his children and their spouses: Michael and Phyllis R. O’Neill of Newtown, Pamela O’Neill of Sandy Hook, Brian and Sandra A. O’Neill of New Fairfield, Judith Archiere of Waterbury, Steven and Katherine M. O’Neill of Bethel, James and Eileen F. O’Neill of Brewster, Daniel and Jennifer B. O’Neill 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 O’Neill, Anthony and Nicholas Archiere, Sarah, Terrence, and Kelly O’Neill, Kristen, Eric, Lauren, and Tyler O’Neill, James, Joshua and Alexandra O’Neill, 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 O’Neill 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 President’s 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 Bee        December 5, 2003

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