John Cyril O'Neill(1928 - 2013)

O'Neill CFC, Rev. Br. John

Rev. Brother John Cyril O'Neill C.F.C. passed away on April 24, 2013. Brother O'Neill was born on October 24, 1928 in New York, NY the son of John A. O'Neill and Edna Connors O'Neill. He attended Holy Name of Jesus Grammar School, All Hallows High School and received a BA in Philosophy at Iona College, a LRS in Theology at Lateran University and his MA in Religious Education from Catholic University. Brother O'Neill entered the congregation on February 2, 1949 and took his final vows on June 27, 1957. His ministry took him to many positions including Rice High School, Iona College, Power Memorial Academy, Essex Catholic High School, Jesus Magister Community in Rome, Italy, Edmund Rice Hall Community, Director of Vocations Eastern American Province, Bishop Hendricken High School, St. John Neumann High School in Naples, FL, Los Hermanos Community Bonita Springs, FL and Tampa Catholic High School Community in Tampa, FL. Brother O'Neill was predeceased by his parents John and Edna and two siblings Vincent R. O'Neill and Ellen Stern. He is survived by his sister-in-law Margaret O'Neill, a nephew Vincent O'Neill and cousins Robert O'Neill, Ann and Katherlee Davis. A wake will be held at St. Joseph Care Center, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY on Sunday April 28 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Church, Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle, NY on Monday at 9:30 AM. Interment will be at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in West Park, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Joseph Care Center, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY.

Published in the The Journal News from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2013