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Daniel Patrick O'Neil Obituary

Please sign the Guest Book for Daniel Patrick O'Neil, an environmental engineering student at Virginia Tech, also a resident of Lincoln, Rhode Island, who was a victim of the shootings on Monday, April 16, 2007, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

O'Neil, 22, was a graduate student in engineering and played guitar and wrote his own songs, which he posted on a Web site,

Friend Steve Craveiro described him as smart, responsible and a hard worker, someone who never got into trouble.

"He would come home from school over the summer and talk about projects, about building bridges and stuff like that," Craveiro said. "He loved his family. He was pretty much destined to be extremely successful. He just didn't deserve to have happen what happened."

O'Neil graduated in 2002 from Lincoln High School in Rhode Island and graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., before heading to Virginia Tech, where he was also a teaching assistant, Craveiro said.

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Published in The Providence Journal on April 21, 2007
O'NEIL, DANIEL P. 22, of Lincoln, died Monday at Blacksburg, VA. Born in Providence, a son of William F. O'Neil and Jeanne Dube, he had resided in Lincoln most of his life. Dan graduated in the... Read Obituary

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