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Margaret Maxwell O'Neill

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Margaret Maxwell O'Neill

AGE: 78 • Newark

Margaret Ann Maxwell O'Neill, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2016, surrounded by family members.

Peggy O'Neill was born on September 7, 1938, in Wilmington, DE, to Rebecca Graham Maxwell and William Hetherton Maxwell. She attended St. Ann's School and graduated from Ursuline Academy. She earned her bachelor's degree in education at the University of Delaware in 1958, a master's degree in education at Stanford University, and a master's degree in special education at West Chester University. She taught first grade at the former Charles B. Lore Elementary School in Wilmington for over a decade before retiring in 1970 to raise her son.

She was predeceased by her husband James Joseph O'Neill, Jr., in 2008, her son James Joseph O'Neill, III, in 2011, her parents, and her brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Margaret Maxwell. She is survived by her brother Robert Maxwell and his wife Catherine, and their children and families, by her brother Richard Maxwell and his wife Helena and their children and families, by her niece Mary Anne D'Amico and her family and by her nephews Michael and Kenneth Maxwell and their families. She is also survived by Patricia A. O'Neill, her sister-in-law and close friend. Peggy loved to travel with her family and loved spending time at their summer home in Cape May, New Jersey.

Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral and Memorial Mass for Margaret O'Neill, James J. O'Neill, Jr. (1932-2008), and James J. O'Neill, III (1970-2011) at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Union Street and Gilpin Avenue, on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 10:00AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Ursuline Academy, c/o Advancement Office, Ursuline Academy, 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806.

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 11 to Dec. 16, 2016
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