Danielle Marie O'Neill,
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Dani died on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the age of 41 of grief for her be¬loved father, Stephen F. O'Neill, and of alcoholism.
Dani was a Willits resident for 30 years.
She is survived by her mother, Kalinda Sonriente, and her siblings: Stephen O'Neill Jr., Rick O'Neill, Dev O'Neill, and Forest Paglaricci; and her beloved chihuahuas Turtle and Sammy. Addi¬tionally Dani leaves be¬hind many aunts, uncles and cousins, notably Mag¬gie Maceira, Cathy O'Neill, and her beloved Jennifer Sullivan, also of Willits.
Dani had a large suppor¬tive community of chosen family who laughed with her and held her up dur¬ing difficult times. They in¬clude but were not limited to: Cindy Roque, Tove Sor¬ensen, Debbie Menesini, and Vicki Plum.
Dani loved children and animals, and was infamous for her love of family, infectious laughter, glowing smile, and the way she raised her eye¬brows up and down when she thought she got away with something. Dani also was known for her fierce loyalty, her kindness and warmth, and especially for always speaking her truth.
Dani taught us all something about how to love; she knew how to ask for it and gave it with such ease.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, August 25, at 3 p.m. at 4451 Lakewood Drive in Willits.
Published in Willits News from Aug. 10 to Sept. 9, 2012