Francis O'Neill Jr.

Obituary of Francis Gerard O'Neill Jr.

Francis Gerard O’Neill, Jr. (Frankie), 51, died September 4, 2020, with his family by his side in Spring, Texas. He was born April 5, 1969, in Catskill, NY to Frank and Carol O’Neill.

Frankie went to St. Patrick’s Grammar School in Catskill, NY. He graduated from Klein Oak High School in Spring, TX in 1987. He attended college at the University of Houston where he earned a bachelor’s degree in science; Master of Science in Administration; Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology.

He was a special education teacher for both the Aldine and Spring Independent School Districts. He was a living example to students, that despite their limitations, they could still achieve their dreams.
He was an active member of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

His interests included family, computers, music, and reading. He devoted much of his time to children, with a special devotion to Joshua, Jessica, Jilliana, Jayci, Hailey, Brooklyn, and Bryson. Family and friends were of great importance to him. He was the bridge connecting all generations of his family.

Frankie is survived by his parents Frank and Carol (Overbaugh) O’Neill; sister, Noreen O’Neill; brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Stacy O’Neill; 2 nephews, Jack and Luke O’Neill; aunt and uncle, Ann and Adrian McCrea; uncle, Tommy Nixon; uncle and aunt, Larry and Linda Overbaugh; aunt and uncle, Susan
(Overbaugh) and Steve Loughman; aunt, Marion Overbaugh; uncle and aunt, Michael and June Overbaugh; uncle and aunt, Billy and Kerry Overbaugh; 19 first cousins in Ireland and 8 cousins in the United States.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Harold and Marion Overbaugh and Frank and Nora O’Neill; uncle, Joe O’Neill; aunt, Agnes (O’Neill) Nixon; cousins: Eric Loughman, Kevin Rose, and Benjamin Overbaugh (Baby Ben).

Special and loving acknowledgement to doctors, nurses, teachers, and friends who helped him live a long, productive life.

A Mass is being offered on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 10 am, at Our Lady of Knock Shrine 2052 Rt. 145 East Durham, NY, Reverend Jay Atherton presiding.

Burial will be held immediately following at St.Patricks Cemetery, Catskill, NY at the family plot.


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Memorial Mass

10:00 am
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Our Lady of Knock Shrine
2052 State Route 145
East Durham, New York, United States


11:30 am
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
St. Patrick´s Cemetery
22 North Jefferson Avenue
Catskill, New York, United States
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