William H. "Bill" O'Neil Jr.
1947 - 2019
Windsor Locks Funeral Home
441 Spring Street
Windsor Locks, CT
William H. "Bill" O'Neil, Jr. 71, of Windsor Locks, loving husband of Linda (Faust) O'Neil, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at home with his family by his side.

Bill was born Dec. 4, 1947, in Hartford ,the son of the late William H. Sr. and Genevieve (Thiesse) O'Neil. He attended local schools in Windsor Locks and was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School, Class of 1966. He was an avid sports fan with baseball being his favorite. After high school Bill was recruited by the Boston Red Sox and played on their Triple A farm team. Bill was then drafted into the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War with the 11C40 Infantry as a sharpshooter. He was awarded three Bronze Service Stars, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Bill retired from Gem Electronics in 2017 where he served as vice president of manufacturing. He had a passion for gardening, electronics, fast cars, and loud music.

In addition to his wife, Linda, to whom he was married for 48 years, he is also survived by his two beloved daughters, Tara O'Neil of Simsbury and Kerry O'Neil of Windsor Locks; his brother, John O'Neil of Laguna Niguel, California; his brother-in-law, James Faust and his wife, Marilyn, along with his nephews, Michael and Jeffrey Faust; a niece, Jennifer Biedrzycki; as well as dear friends Chet and Jackie Szymczyk and Stanley Topor. In addition to his parents, Bill was also predeceased by a brother, Thomas O'Neil.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Friday, Nov. 29, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. A funeral procession will gather at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Mary Church at 11 am. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Windsor Locks Little League, W.L.L.L. c/o Mark Janick, 14 Codey Way, Windsor Locks, CT 06096.

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Windsor Locks Funeral Home
441 Spring Street, Windsor Locks, CT
Windsor Locks Funeral Home
441 Spring Street, Windsor Locks, CT
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Mary Church
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Dear Linda and Family:
We are saddened to read about your loss of Bill.
I grew up on Fairview St and could walk from our house through the back yard and sand bank to his house to visit.
We regret that we are unable to attend in person to express our sympathies.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.
Paul and Lois Lodola
November 29, 2019
Very sorry for your loss and our prayers and thoughts are with you Linda and family.
Red and Mary Martin
November 27, 2019
My condolences to the O'Neil family on your loss.
Anthony DePascale
November 27, 2019
William Grant
November 27, 2019
I am so sorry for your tragic loss. You and your family have been such a big part of my families life from pre school throughout. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless
William Grant
November 27, 2019
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