Joan F. ONeillMay 27,2012
Joan F. O’Neill
WINDSOR — Joan F. O’Neill, 85, of Windsor, died May 24, 2012, at the Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor.
She was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Waterbury, the daughter of Clifford and Edith (Morris) Collins. She received her schooling in Waterbury.
She married Francis J. O’Neill in Waterbury on July 14, 1951. He died Oct. 27, 2005.
She served as a foster mother to 99 children through the Vermont Children’s Aid Society in Springfield. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters Court of St. Francis.
Survivors include five sons, David O’Neill of Barre, Kevin O’Neill of Canaan, N.H, Kim O’Neill of Windsor, Christopher O’Neill of Ascutney, and Patrick O’Neill of Windsor; one daughter, Patricia Fish of Bellows Falls; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Martha Hooper of Des Moines, Iowa; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by four brothers and six sisters.
Friends may call at the Knight Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 28. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor. A reception for family and friends will follow at Fellowship Hall at the church.Committal services will follow at 2 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, PO Box 46, Windsor, VT 05089.
Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
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