Obituary of Ellen O'Neil
Ellen O'Neil entered into eternity on Sept. 2, 2022 at Providence Rest in the Bronx. She was 83.
Ellen was born on July 31, 1939, in the Bronx, the first born of Richard and Ellen Donovan. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Elementary School and in 1957 she graduated from Aquinas High School, both in the Bronx. After graduation she worked as a secretary at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.
In April 1959, she married Edmund Morrison in the Bronx. They had two sons, Edmund and Kevin. Her husband died in 1961.
In June 1970, she married Charles J. O'Neil and they had one son, Charles (C.J.). Her husband died in 2009. For many years she was a parishioner of St. Brendan's Church in the Bronx where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Later in life she was employed for many years as a bookkeeper at St. Barnabas Church in the Bronx.
Ellen was a loving caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, big sister, aunt and greataunt, who overcame adversity as a young widow and perservered. She was an example of strength and faith to her family and all who knew her.
Ellen is survived by her sons, Edmund and Kevin Morrison of New Windsor, N.Y. and C.J O'Neil of Wappingers Falls, N.Y,; her grandchildren, Janine, Sean, Michael, Thomas, Nicholas, Ryan and Charlotte; her great grandchildren, June, Luke and Cole, her brother Dan (Kathy), of Toms River, N.J. her sister-in-law, Betty Donovan of the Bronx, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Richard Donovan, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Nancy.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the “Ellen O’Neil, Football program” https://650cardinalhayes.org/, would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 3:00 - 9:00 P.M. in Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 10:45 A.M. in St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY
Interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY