Just weeks before her 90th birthday, Patricia O'Neal passed away in her home of 65 years after a brief illness with pneumonia.
In the past few years Patricia has been a victim of Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Molly Flynn Their and Milous Thier, Irish and Czech immigrants. By the age of four, both her parents died and her Aunt Hannah Hunt became her guardian and raised her, primarily in Vallejo, along with her Uncle Tom Hunt and her cousins, who she held out as siblings: Mary, John and Barbara Hunt.
Patricia attended St. Vincent's Grammar and High School, graduating in 1937. After high school, Patricia attended Dorothy Durham Secretarial School in San Francisco and worked on Mare Island and at the Solano County Welfare Department.
Patricia married Robert O'Neal in 1941. Pat and Bob (deceased) raised seven children: Molly Eaton, Barbara Rudd, Vincent (Leslie), Timothy, Richard, Peggy (deceased) and Patrick (Michele) O'Neal. Patricia was the proud grandmother of: Jim (Lynda) Eaton, Erin (Greg) Granucci, Christopher (Wendy) Eaton, Tara (Brian) Shively, Meghan and Shannon Rudd, Andrew (Nikki), Jenna, Lindsey and Colin O'Neal. Pat treasured her great-grandchildren: Devon and Jordan Eaton, Kayla, Sean and Taigan Granucci, Bailey, Hannah and Connor Eaton, and Codi, Zach, Katie Beth, Aidan and Addyson Shively.
Patricia led a modest yet eventful life and will be missed by many.
Memorial contributions may be made to the STARSÐAdult Respite Services in care of Vallejo Adult School, 1140 Capitol St. Vallejo, Ca. 94590.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Monday, April 6, after 4 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St., Vallejo. On Tuesday, April 7, Mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, 925 Sa-cramento St., Vallejo. Burial will be at All Souls Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo (707) 552-6696.
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