Cartwright Funeral Homes


O'NEIL, William F., of Holbrook, originally from Charlestown, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on October 21, 2020, at the age of 87. He was born to Irish immigrants, the late Timothy and Jane (O辰onnell) O誰eil. Bill was the beloved husband of Marie (Shone) O誰eil, with whom he shared 56 loving years of marriage. Loving father of William C. O誰eil of Holbrook, Eileen O誰eil of Lunenburg, Michael O誰eil and his wife Kristine of Harvard, Elizabeth (O誰eil) Costanza and her husband Anthony of Hanover and Brian O誰eil and his wife Kelly of Marshfield. Beloved brother of Margaret O誰eil of Quincy, Timothy O誰eil of Plymouth and the late David O誰eil and his surviving wife Maureen of Stoughton and the late Gerald O誰eil of Quincy. Bill was the loving Grandpa to Kayla, Alexandra, Cole, Ella, Jake, AJ, Nicholas, Jayne and Jackson. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1954 1956, where he was stationed in Korea. Bill graduated from Boston Latin, class of 1950, he then went on to earn his Bachelors Degree from Boston State, class of 1954 and then his Masters Degree from Boston College MEd, class of 1958. Bill worked as a teacher in the Randolph Public School system for 35 years, where he touched the lives of hundreds of junior high students. He also worked part-time for Draper Labs and also drove the van for the Holbrook Council on Aging. After his retirement he volunteered for Holbrook Recycling, Meals on Wheels and was a multi-gallon blood donor for Children痴 Hospital. He also taught ESL classes and was a proud member of St. Joseph Church Choir for many years. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be held for the family and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later day. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill痴 name to the Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements under the care of the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 So. Franklin St., Holbrook. To leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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