O'Neill, Patricia M. ALBANY Patricia M. O'Neill (nee Staudacher), 77, of Woodlake Road in Albany, died on Sunday evening, October 14, 2007 at the Albany Medical Center. As a devoted mother of six, Pat had recently moved to Albany from Hendersonville, N.C. to be closer to three of her children and their families. Pat grew up in Richmond Hill in New York City, and attended Queens College with a degree in education. A great believer in lifelong learning, 45 years later she studied with the City & Guilds of London, England. She taught at elementary schools for 25 years, and practiced as a gifted artist for well over 60. A keen student of the world, she was an insightful friend and advisor to many people, extremely well-read and traveled, and was a devout and faithful member of the Catholic Church. Pat was married to Edward R. O'Neill until his passing in 2003. She is survived by her six children and their spouses, Christopher and Alice O'Neill, Julie O'Neill and Mark Rappaport, Jacqueline and Anthony Cortese of Albany, Sean O'Neill and Katharine Lees of the United Kingdom, Rory O'Neill and Valeska Stupak of New York City, Allison O'Neill and Rick Stepp of Atlanta. She is also survived by eight wonderful grandchildren, Jesse, Brendan and Kevin O'Neill, Emily Beatty, Andrew and Alexis Cortese, George Lees-O'Neill, and Ailynn O'Neill. Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 9:00 and from there to St. Vincent DePaul's Church, Madison Ave. and Partridge St., Albany at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Queens, Friday morning at 11:00.
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Published in Albany Times Union from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2007