Jeanette Arlene (Jolly) Burdick O’Neil, passed on June 10, 2022, surrounded by her family. Born on November 29, 1935, at Hillcrest Hospital in Pittsfield to the late Joseph Jolly and Silvena Jolly Norman, née Martin, she attended local schools and was a member of the Drury Class of 1953. She was a member of the Johnson School PTA, and a Cub Scout and Brownie Leader. She was also a member of the Original Hairpin Turners Square Dance Club. She last worked at Wall Streeter Shoe Co.
Jeanette loved spending her time watching the birds and wildlife that would visit her home. When not spending time with her loving family she would be reading and watching General Hospital and her favorite game shows.
Jeanette was the matriarch of the Burdick/O’Neil family and had a big hand in raising all her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and nieces and nephews alike. She attended all the plays and concerts for her 13 grandchildren, from kindergarten through college. She held dinner at her home every Sunday for a large group of family members and friends.
She leaves behind her four sons: Lawrence and Brenda Burdick, Joseph and Carol Burdick, David and Deanna Burdick, James and Cynthia Burdick all of North Adams, and three daughters: Virginia and William Barlow, and Sheila and John Martell, all of North Adams, and Sharon O’Neil and Andrew Kessler of Bethlehem, Pa. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren: Jason, Daniel, Derek, Melissa, Jamie, Cassandra, Amber, Stephanie, Felicia, Joey, Adam, Emily, and Brice, and 11 great grandchildren: Braelyn, Caleb, Jacoby, Paige, Lennox, Dante, Ellie, Mila, Jonas, Asher, and Reese in addition to several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that became part of her large family. She was predeceased by both of her husbands, Ralph O. Burdick and James F. O’Neil, as well as her brothers John, Roy and Albert Norman and a sister Carol (Norman) Vallieres.
She will be remembered for welcoming anyone into her large family and showing endless love to everyone.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Jeanette Burdick O'Neil will be celebrated Wednesday June 15, 2022 at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church in North Adams, MA. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. are Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested for the Massachusetts Audubon Society through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.