- March 5, 1940 - March 23, 2017
- Metairie, Louisiana
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George O’Neil, Sr. passed away at his home on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the age of 77. He died as he lived surrounded by his family and friends. Loving husband for 56 years of Antoinette Cucchero O’Neil. Beloved father of Karen Lee (Casey), George O’Neil, Jr. (Stacey), Mary Lynn Gonzales (Roy), and Kenneth O’Neil. Grandfather of Charles (Nikki), Eric, and Jordan Lee; Alyson, Kylie, Matthew, and Jared Gonzales; and Alex, Maya, and Owen O’Neil. Great grandfather of Alle Floyd. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Dr. Charles Lee; and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George A. and Mary Adele McGinnis O’Neil, and sisters, Mary Gloria O’Neil and Patricia Vitello.
George was a lifelong resident of New Orleans / Metairie. He was a graduate of Redemptorist High School and attended the University of New Orleans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. George retired from Delta Airlines and Jefferson Parish School Board.
George’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchild. He also enjoyed traveling and golfing, especially with his lifelong friends, George Fahy, A.J. Faucheaux, and Sonny Schellhaas. He was an avid and outspoken fan of L.S.U.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:00PM. Interment will follow at Metairie Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.