Catherine ""Katie"" (O'Connor) O'Neill, 95, of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester's St. Gregory's parish, died Saturday, July 25. Born in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, she grew up in a coal-mining village and was the only girl in her school to be sent on to high school. She was married at 17 to Thomas Patrick O'Neill, a coalminer, who immigrated to Boston's Dorchester neighborhood in 1952. A year later, she traveled to America on the Queen Mary with their six sons and she later gave birth to three daughters. A mother and homemaker, she was also a trained chef. Beloved mother of Timothy P. O'Neill and Maria Karagianis of Milton; Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. and Mary Grassa O'Neill of Milton; Daniel J. O'Neill and Mary Heffernan O'Neill of Braintree; Joseph E. ""Teddy"" O'Neill and Barbara Dunleavy O'Neill of Easton; Theresa E. O'Neill of Milton; Catherine M. O'Neill of Dorchester; and Mary O'Neill Fowkes and Jack Fowkes of Braintree and the late Michael J. O'Neill and John P. O'Neill. Mother-in-law of Ellen (Stenson) O'Neill of Quincy. Also survived by 21 grand-children, 14 great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren. Visiting hours in St. Gregory's Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA. On Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. - 9:45 A.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Donations in Katie's memory may be made to the Poor Clare Nuns, 920 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Interment is in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester.
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Published in Boston Herald from July 26 to July 27, 2015