Harry O'Neill

Harry O'Neill

1928 - 2020

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Obituary of Harry O'Neill

Harry P. O’Neill made his last sarcastic remark on 14 Jan 2020. He was born in Scranton, P.A. to the late Aloysius and Harriet (née Lathrop) and moved to West Philadelphia when he was 11 years old. He is survived by one of four sisters, Frances Hickey. The other three sisters Delores (Dodie) Weil, Margaret Alden, Mary Flemming, and his only brother Aloysius, are all deceased. At St. Joseph’s University, he met and married his best friend of 62 years, Elizabeth (née Keenan). He has two wonderful children, Christopher (Marie) and Mary Beth Sherwood (John Jr.), three grandchildren, John Sherwood III (Allison), Erin Sherwood and Shelby O’Neill, and two great-grandchildren Austin and Charlee all of whom made him very proud. Harry loved his family, vodka, dogs, traveling, and vodka. Graduated from West Catholic in Philadelphia and then he proudly served as the patriarch to his family, as an MP during the Korean War, stationed in Berlin, Germany, and a master feeder to all dogs. With the help from his big sister Dodie O’Neill (Big Band Singer in 40’s & 50’s) Harry reached stardom as a vocalist with the Berlin USO orchestra and made several records with them that were played over the Armed Forces Network. Once back in the States, he donated time to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church as a cantor and was a member of the choir. Harry loved every person he met, and everybody loved Harry. He was employed in the insurance industry since 1947 and opened his own agency (Harry P. O’Neill Inc) and also worked part-time as board secretary for Gibbsboro Board of Education. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Thursday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the COSTANTINO-PRIMO FUNERAL HOME, 231 W. WHITE HORSE PIKE, BERLIN, NJ 08009 and Friday morning from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at St. Andrew the Apostle Church Parish Hall, 27 Kresson-Gibbsboro Rd., Gibbsboro, NJ 08026. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00AM. Interment with military honors Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gibbsboro, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Rd., Voorhees, NJ 08043. To leave lasting condolences or photos, please use the links on this page.
Thursday
16
January

Evening Viewing

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Costantino-Primo Funeral Home
231 W. White Horse Pike
Berlin, New Jersey, United States
856-768-0688
Friday
17
January

Morning Viewing

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, January 17, 2020
St. Andrew The Apostle
Kresson Gibbsboro Rd.
Gibbsboro, New Jersey, United States
Friday
17
January

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Friday, January 17, 2020
St. Andrew The Apostle
Kresson Gibbsboro Rd.
Gibbsboro, New Jersey, United States
Friday
17
January

Interment with Military Honors

12:00 pm
Friday, January 17, 2020
Cedar Grove Cemetery
88 Gibbsboro Rd.
Gibbsboro, New Jersey, United States