Raymond E. O’Neill
Raymond E. O’Neill, 82, of Seekonk, MA, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday, November 15, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Gendron) O’Neill. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Crane) O’Neill. Ray proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. He was a salesman for Kallaher Oil of Providence for 33 years, retiring in 1995. He graduated from Saint Raphael Academy in 1956, then Bryant College with a degree in Accounting in 1959. Ray was an avid golfer who had the joy of experiencing 5 Holes-in-One in his lifetime…a few, he said, “weren’t too pretty.” Some of his happiest times were spent playing golf with 5 of his brothers at Firefly Golf Course. Ray enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially football and basketball. He said his favorite “season” was March Madness. He treasured traveling and camping with family, and spending winters in Naples, Florida and summers in Kennebunkport, Maine. Ray was a member of the Texaco Retirees Association and a former member of Pawtucket Country Club, the American Legion, Post 311, Seekonk, MA. He was a longtime supporter of the Springfield College Swim Team and Seekonk High School Swim Team. Ray and Betty cherished spending time with their family, especially their grandchildren. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Raymond O’Neill and his wife Jennifer, and Shannon Metzger and her husband Joseph, his grandchildren, Eric and Jessica O’Neill, Jamie and Sara Metzger, his brother, Joseph O’Neill and his sister, Jane Couture. He was the brother of the late Josephine O’Brien, Mary Donovan, Dr. John O’Neill, Thomas O’Neill, William O’Neill, Vincent O’Neill, Nancy O’Neill, Robert O’Neill, and Paul O’Neill. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visiting hours on Tuesday, November 19th from 4-7 PM in the Costigan-O’Neill Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, November 20th at 10 AM in Saint Teresa Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket.
The family would like to thank the Seekonk Rescue and the staff at Rhode Island Hospital for their care and compassion in treating Ray.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association, in memory of Ray, would be greatly appreciated.