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MERRIMAC, MA - Barbara A. (Wood) O'Neil, age 79, longtime resident of Merrimac, passed Sunday morning, January 21, 2018, at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Lawrence, Mass. on September 24, 1938, she was a graduate of North Andover High School.
Barbara was the beloved wife of 59 years of Charles B. O'Neil, Jr. and was a dedicated mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Family was everything to her, and she never missed a chance to let them know just how special they were and how much love and joy they brought into her life.
Her life's legacy will be forever treasured by her husband, Charles B. O'Neil, Jr.; her son, Steven C. O'Neil and wife Deborah; her daughters, Robin O'Neil and partner Kristin Beals, Patricia O'Neil and partner, Joanne Pearson; her two grandchildren, Timothy and Kristina O'Neil; her sister, Linda Ross and husband, Muncie and their daughter, Jennifer, along with extended family members and dear friends. She was predeceased by two sons, Timothy and Mark O'Neil and her brother, William Wood.
The O'Neil family would like to express our sincere gratitude for the incredible care and compassion shown to us by the staff at Anna Jaques Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
A private graveside service will be held at Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac. All are welcome to join the O'Neil family for a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the New Old Oak, 76 East Main Street, Merrimac. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac.
Published on January 24, 2018
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