Carol Lynn Saunders O'Neill
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Carol Lynn Saunders O'Neill

Grosse Pointe Farms - Carol Lynn Saunders O'Neill, 69, of Grosse Pointe passed away Friday, March 15, 2019, at her beautiful home on the lake surrounded by her loving family. Carol will be remembered as a dutiful nurse, a green-thumbed gardener, a vivacious fashionista, but most of all as a devoted wife and mother, continuously exuding unconditional love for her family. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, William, and their children Brian (Kristin), Kate (Michael), Julie (Rob), and Molly (Rob), and a growing group of grandchildren including Gabriel, Lucas, Evelyn, and Ellis. Carol grew up in Pleasant Ridge with her sister Annie and their parents, Shirley and Charles. She graduated from nursing school in 1970, joining St. Joe's Hospital in Ann Arbor. While working at St. Joe's she met her soon-to-be husband William. Married in 1973, their love story took them from Canton, to Ann Arbor to Grosse Pointe and countless other destinations around the world. On a warm March day in Florida, they took their last dance together, smiling under the sunshine. She will be remembered for her welcoming and loving heart and celebrated in the lives of her loved ones for years to come. Visitation on Thursday from 4-7 PM and Friday from 5-8 PM at the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home 16300 Mack Avenue Grosse Point Park, MI. 48230. Funeral Service on Saturday March 23, 2019 at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore Drive Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. 48236 at 10:30 AM. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery later in the day. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals , or Capuchin Soup Kitchen,1820 Mount Elliot Street, Detroit, MI. 48207. Share a memory at

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Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2019.
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December 7, 2019
Bill an family , so sorry for your loss, I have missed Carol so much always hope we would get back together, wish I could of said goodbye. Miss you sis.

Frank an Barbara D'Epifanio
December 7, 2019
Barbara Ripley)(Depifanio
April 16, 2019
O'Neill family - I am so sad to hear of Carol's passing, it was such a shock, we had no idea. Such a wonderful friend and lovely person. Tom and I send our deepest condolences to all of you.
Anne LeBlanc
March 27, 2019
O'Neill Family,
Very sorry to hear the loss of such a wonderful lady! She was always so nice and happy to be around. May your dear memories get you and the family through this hard time.
Thoughts and Prayers to you all,
March 23, 2019
Oh, Bill! Barry and I send you and your family our deepest condolences. We're so sorry about the deep loss of your dear wife Carol. I am recovering from a recent hip replacement surgery so I can't come give you a hug at the funeral but will be there in spirit. Love, Kendra McConnell Hurd
Kendra McConnell Hurd
March 21, 2019

To the O'Neill family, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this of your loss. Carol, was such a sweet and beautiful person inside and out!
She will be deeply missed!

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tamika Childs
March 21, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your family be surrounded by much love and comfort.
Psalms 71:21
March 20, 2019
One of my favorite clients and people. She shared my love of gardening. Several years ago she let me dig up several bunches of perennials to take home. I will make sure I always take them with me ,wherever I live,to remember her.
Leonard Smith
March 20, 2019
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