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Doris M. O'Neill

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Doris M. (Welch) O'Neill of Arlington passed away peacefully at her home on May 22, 2018 at the age of 91, surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Beloved wife of 56 years to the late Robert E. ONeill. Devoted mother of Doreen ONeill Kenny and her late husband Denis of Sydney, Australia; Donna McNulty of Amesbury; Debra ONeill Brown and her husband Stephen of Sandown, NH; Robert E. ONeill, Jr. and Dona Murray of Meredith, NH; Eugene F. ONeill of Arlington; Paul X. ONeill and his wife Jeannie of Arlington. Also survived by her sister Mary Pieruzzi of Athens, NY. Predeceased by her parents Francis and Catherine (Clark) Welch and her four brothers Harold, Francis, Robert and Gordon Welch. Beloved Nana to her 13 grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, Katherine, Rebecca, Julie, Timothy, Susan, Robert III, Conor, Patrick, Brian, Hannah and Brianna. Nana-Nana to her nine great-grandchildren: Charlotte, James, Timothy, Emily, Jack, Elliot, Matthew, Kellan and Michael. A resident of the Kelwyn Manor neighborhood since the 1940s, Dory was the longtime secretary at the former Saint Jerome Catholic Church in Arlington for nearly 30 years. She was a faithful and supportive member of the Parish, having been married at the church; a teacher of religious education classes; and serving as the church secretary until it was closed in 2004. She was a member of the Catholic Womens Club of Arlington and a 1944 graduate of Arlington High School. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Camillus Church, Arlington on May 24, 2018. Interment was held in Bourne at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. The family suggests any memorial contributions be made to Catholic Television, P.O. Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471 in her name. For on-line guest book please visit www.keefefuneralhome. com.
Published in The Arlington Advocate from June 9 to June 21, 2018
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