|Patrick G. O'Neill, 82
August 26, 2011
Patrick G. O'Neill
Jan. 9, 1929
to Aug. 22, 2011
Father Patrick G. O'Neill passed away in his native Ireland August 22, 2011. He was born January 9, 1929 in Clare, Ireland, the first of 7 children born to Thomas O'Neill & Catherine Sheedy. He was ordained in 1953 at All Hallow's Seminary in Dublin.
Father O'Neill joined the Diocese of Seattle in 1953 and subsequently served as pastor in several churches including All Saints in Puyallup, St. Gabriel in Port Orchard, St. Mary in Aberdeen and St. Michael in Snohomish, retiring in 1999.
While at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Port Orchard, he served on the Board of Kitsap County Council on Alcoholism and was a member of the Port Orchard Rotary Club and South Kitsap Ministerial Association. He was one of the initial proponents of South Kitsap Helpline and devoted much time and energy to getting it into operation. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter.
A Funeral Mass was held in Ireland August 26, 2011. A Funeral Mass will also be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2011 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Port Orchard.
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