Francis Bernard O'Neil
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Palm Bay, FL - Francis B. O'Neil passed away in Palm Bay, Florida following a long illness.
Francis was born in Lawrence, to Felix and Margaret (Costello) O'Neil. He was married to Joyce (Dodier) O'Neil who preceded him in death.
Francis had seven siblings, Edward, Joseph, John, Mary and Arthur who also preceded him in death. He is survived by his brothers Bernard and
Thomas.
Francis had seven children of whom Kevin and Patricia preceded him in death. His surviving children are Francis and his wife, Joanne (Sullivan), Daniel and his wife Pamela (Jordan), Donna O'Neil, Maryann Gagne and Joanne Cole. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Francis is also survived by his wife Gisela O'Neil of Palm Bay, Florida, as well as his step-children,
Francis graduated from Lawrence High School where he played football and baseball. Upon graduating, Francis then went into the Navy for four years. He then came back to Lawrence where he joined the Lawrence Police Department and served for 28 years before retiring. During his service with the Police Department, he attended Northern Essex Community College and earned his Associate degree in Criminal Justice.
Francis was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, ELKS Club, Hibernians, as well as serving as the President of the Ward Six Club in Lawrence for many years.
There will be a memorial Mass at the Star of the Sea Church in Salisbury, MA
on Monday, Nov 18 at 9 a.m.
Francis will be buried at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery in Haverhill, MA with a family ceremony.
Published on November 14, 2019

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Charlie Guido
Nov 18, 2019
My condolences to the O'neil family.
I have fond memories of Frank good times we had together on South Union St.
I enjoyed a nice friendship with Tom, and his brothers.
God bless Frank,
Gianni landor
Nov 16, 2019
He my great grandfather and we used to eat watermelon and ice cream together
Charles A. Brox, Jr.
Nov 15, 2019
RIP my friend. I remember you well at LHS.

God Bless

Charlie Brox, Punta Gorda, FL; broxtrng@yahoo.com
Patricia Ferris Fraser
Nov 14, 2019
To Francis' Family, Sorry for your tremendous loss. I re: Fran so well from our shared school days. Many happy memories. May he rest in peace among GOD's angels & family & friends. Pat Ferris, LHS Class of 1953....