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O'NEIL, Richard D. “Dick” , of Braintree, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on January 11, 2019, at the age of 81. Survived by his best friend and loving wife, Maureen (Bulman), of 60 years. Dick was predeceased by his two beautiful daughters, Karen and Patricia. He leaves his loving granddaughters, Kate, Mia and Gianna, with whom he had a special bond, love and affection. Also survived by his siblings, Bob and wife Lilly, Dan and his wife Betty, Grace O’Neil, many nieces and nephews, and son-in-law Jimmy Donohoe. He was predeceased by his sister Peg and husband Ronald McCormack and his brother Frank. Dick was the son of the late Grace and Dan O’Neil. Dick was an educator in the Boston Public Schools for almost forty years, retiring as Principal of the Umana/Barnes Middle School in East Boston. He was an active communicant at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Braintree and along with his wife served in many ministries through the years. Dick had a great sense of humor and was an avid reader. He enjoyed many fun times with his friends and neighbors, and liked playing Scrabble online. He followed Boston sports closely and watched Jeopardy almost every night. He loved his vacations with his family, having had fantastic trips to Bermuda, St. Martin, Ireland and Aruba. A devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Dick will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, January 14th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in Cartwright – Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 15th at 12:00 Noon in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Burial will follow in the Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St , Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701 or St. Vincent de Paul, 58 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043-3706.

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