William O’Neil, 80

Nov 14, 2022

BOURNE – William S. O’Neil, 80, of Buzzards Bay, passed away on November 5, 2022 at Sippican Healthcare Center, Marion. He passed peacefully under excellent care and surrounded by family. He was the son of the late William and Annette (Boudreau) O’Neil.

Bill was born in Attleboro and lived in Mansfield for many years before moving to Buzzards Bay before his retirement.  He graduated from Attleboro High School.

He was an Air Force veteran serving during the Kennedy administration. Proud of being a B-52 Stratofortress mechanic under Strategic Air Command at Loring AFB in Maine, he was honorably discharged in 1965.

After his military service, Bill first served as a barber in the State Hospital system. He later began his career as a truck driver. He found success at his company O'Neil and Sons Trucking. He worked as a driver for Cape Cod Express in Wareham before retiring.

He enjoyed being a Father, finding joy parenting his sons Chris and Danny. Later in life he spent much time with his grandson Daniel and extended family. He was kind and gave to many community commitments throughout his life. A good friend and mentor to many, Bill always had great stories to tell. His sense of humor and generosity will be missed.

Beloved family include his son, Christopher W. O’Neil, daughter-in-law Kathryn and grandson Daniel of North Chesterfield, Virginia; son Daniel O’Neil (deceased); former wife Stella and the Jacques family.

Services will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at 11 am at St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.