Obituary for Richard Michael "Mickey" O'Neill
Richard (Mickey) O'Neill, 85, of North Adams passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on April 9th after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on November 29, 1931, son of Thomas and Hazel Estes O'Neill.
Mickey graduated from Drury High School in 1950. He served in the Korean War from 1952-1954 when he was honorably discharged as sergeant. He worked at Sprague Electric as a draftsman/package engineer, and at Unistress as a purchasing manager. Mickey was last employed at AFC where he retired at age 82.
Mickey served on the Conservation Committee in North Adams, was a member of the Clarksburg VFW, the Senior Greylock Bowling League, and the Stamford Retired Men's Golf League.
Mickey was born into a large family of 4 sisters and 10 brothers so family became his most treasured thing. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed family camping trips, picnics, going to the beach, fishing, bowling, and his favorite hobby: playing golf. He was an avid fan of the Red Sox and New England Patriots.
He leaves his high school sweetheart and wife of 64 years Janet (Wright) O'Neill whom he married August 23, 1952 at First United Methodist Church. They had four children Debra O'Neill, David O'Neill, Richard (Rick) and wife Karen; Dawn Shepard and husband Scott. He leaves 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters Bernice Cole, Florence (Polly) Roberts-Dalmaso and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, David O'Neill, who died in April 1978, 2 sisters, and 10 brothers.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Graveside Service for Mickey O'Neill will be held on Friday April 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA will be Thursday from 5-7 PM. Memorial donations may be made to POPCares; HospiceCare in the Berkshires or SoldierOn in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.