Albert O'Neill

Oct 08, 2018

Albert J. O'Neill passed away into the next life on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. He was 96.

Born in Orange, N.J., on March 28, 1922, to his parents, Albert Joseph and Helen, he resided in New Jersey until moving to Belfast in 1994, following the passing of his beloved first wife Catherine.

Albert served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II, receiving several honors including the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 20, 1945, with the rank of boatswain's mate, first class.

Following his military service and prior to his retirement, he held the position of general traffic manager for Purolator Products and Grefco Manufacturing, both in New Jersey.

Albert was a communicant and active volunteer at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Belfast.

Albert was predeceased by his parents, brothers Jack and Bill, sister Peggy, and his first wife Catherine.

He is survived by his beloved wife Pauline of Southbridge, Mass.; his sons Michael and wife Elizabeth, Albert J. III and his wife Patricia, John and his wife Lori, and James; his daughter Helen Kosmo and her husband Carl; his grandchildren Kevin, Timothy, Megan, Chad, Michele and Albert IV, and four step-children and their families.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church at 81 Court St., Belfast, on Monday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. Formal military burial will take place at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery at 350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, N.J., on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 11:30 a.m.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at ripostafh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to VA Volunteer Services, 1 VA Center (135), Augusta, ME 04330.

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