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Albert O'Neil Jr.

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WOODFORD -- Albert C. O’Neil Jr., 78, of Route 9, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at his residence. Born in Lansingburgh, N.Y., he was the son of the late Albert C. O’Neil Sr. and Veronica Dolan O’Neil. He was a 1944 graduate of Lansingburgh High School.

Al was retired from the town of Wilmington, where he was employed for 15 years as superintendent of public works. Prior to that he served as chief building inspector in the city of Troy, N.Y., and had operated Albert C. O’Neil Contracting Co. He was a 51-year member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and was currently a member of the Bennington Lodge of Elks. He was a former zoning administrator as well as a cemetery commissioner in the town of Woodford.

While a resident of Lansingburgh he was a member of the Lansingburgh Rotary Club, Troy Knights of Columbus and the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Al was a communicant of Sacred Heart-St. Francis Church in Bennington.

He is husband of Aileen Cartwright O’Neil; devoted father of Kathleen O’Neil of Bristol and Maureen O’Neil of Woodford; grandfather of Katchen O. and Quinn O. McElwain and Jaime O’Neil; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A sister, Elizabeth Markham, predeceases him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Friday at 10 a. m. at Sacred Heart-St. Francis Church in Bennington.

At Al’s request there will be no viewing hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodford School Scholarship Fund in care of the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Waterford, NY 12188.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 10, 2005
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