O' NEIL, Larry Lee, 70, U.S. Navy LT. commander, passed away April 18, 2007, in
Zephyrhills, Fla. He was born June 28, 1936, in Newaygo, Mich., and formerly from South Windsor, Conn. He proudly served his country as a U.S. Navy pilot for 20 years. He was also a corporate pilot for United Technologies following his retirement from the Navy. Larry enjoyed his family, friends, his Goldwing, boat, RV and Honda scooter, moving to Florida for sun and most of all golf. He is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Theresa "Terri" O' Neil: his children, Amy J. (Stephen) Rose, Vernon, Conn., Kevin L. (Anthony) O' Neil, Jamica Plain, Mass., Laura R. Edgecomb, South Windsor, Conn., and Brian K. (Ellen) O' Neil, Ellington, Conn., and adored his grandchildren, Alexander Rose, Marc, Kellie and Allison Edgecomb, and Kylie and Megan O' Neil; brothers, Richard C. (Wilma) O' Neil, Newaygo, Mich., and Roger K. (Rosemarie) O' Neil, Battle Creek, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. We will all miss his sense of humor and fair play. A memorial Mass will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2007, St. Joseph Catholic Church. A Committal Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice, 37445 Clinton Ave., Dade City, FL 33525 or Our Savior Lutheran Preschool, 239 Graham Road, South Windsor, CT 06074.
Published in TBO.com on Apr. 24, 2007