O'NEIL, James P. "Jamie" 64, of Kingston, MA, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Greenfield, Mass., Jamie was the son of the much-loved James J. and Mary M. O'Neil, who preceded him in death.|
Jamie was the President of Impact Skills Inc. Providing sales, management consultation and management training for over 175,000 employees. Prior to working at Impact Skills, Jamie was the CEO and President of Inter-tech Services, and founded the National Quality Assurance, USA Company. In his younger days, Jamie was a professional clown and traveled all over the world juggling as part of the Pencil and Stencil Vaudeville Show.
Jamie also proudly served in the Massachusetts National Guard.
Jamie's greatest accomplishments were his love for his wife (" I hit the lottery in marriage"), his loving son ("my pride and joy, heart and soul"), his wonderful family, friendships, and providing kindness to those in need.
At the end of Jamie's life, he expressed no regrets, stating that he had been blessed with a full and loving life.
Jamie is survived by his wife, Karen, and son, James, his 8 brothers and sisters, (Kevin O'Neil and wife Linda, Kathy Ladd, Sheila Dintaman and husband Dale, Maureen Orcutt and husband Michael, Mary Johansmeyer and husband Jeff, Tom O'Neil and wife Judy, John O'Neil and wife MaryAnn, Peggy O'Neil and Mark Ringweicz, and many nieces and nephews.
The wake will be held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, Route 106, Kingston MA. on Friday, September 9th, from 4-8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph's Church, 272 Main Street, Kingston MA. on Saturday, September 10th, at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of James P. O'Neil to support cancer research. P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Ma. 02284 ATTN: GIST RESEARCH or via www.dana-farber.org/gift, please select AREA OF GREATEST NEED: Gastrointestinal Cancers, Stomach & Gastric Fund.
Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 6, 2016