Shannon O'Neill

Shannon ONeill, 33, of Eastham, died unexpectedly in a tragic fire at her residence on Friday, March 18, 2012. She was a graduate of Nauset Regional High School, and Computer Training, Quincy. She also attended Cape Cod Community College. She is survived by her parents, Dianne and Dennis ONeill; brothers, Timothy ONeill and Terence ONeill; paternal grandmother, Dorothy ONeill of Dennisport, and Jensen Beach, Fla.; and her maternal grandfather, Harold J. Dusoe of Freetown, and Jensen Beach, Fla. Shannon was part of a large loving family that included many aunts and uncles, and many cousins. At the time of her death she was employed with Community Systems and had just launched a new career with Viridian Energy as an associate. Shannon had a special talent working with disabled adults and her kindness and enthusiasm was infectious. She was a young woman who always made time for anyone who asked, and her spontaneous hugs, winks, and kisses were loved by all who were lucky enough to receive them. She never judged, she only encouraged; she challenged and inspired you to be the best that you could be. Shannon adored beaches, sunsets, skiing, music and tarot readings. Every adventure with Shannon was like no other; she made you feel as if you were the center of the universe. Any encounter with Shannon left a footprint on your heart. There will be a memorial Mass at our Lady of Lourdes, Wellfleet, MA 02667, and funeral services are being handled by Nickerson Funeral Homes, Orleans MA 02653, both at a later date, which will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at any Cape Cod 5 or may be mailed to: ONeill Family Fund, c/o Cape Cod Five, PO Box 86, Orleans, MA 02653, Attn: Paige Pennypacker. For online condolences please visit us at

Published in The Cape Codder from Apr. 2 to Apr. 9, 2012