Helen T. O'Neil

  • Born: December 16, 1925
  • Died: January 9, 2019
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370

Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen O'Neil died last Wednesday January 9, 2019 at St. Patrick's Manor in Framingham Mass of complications from late life illness. For 93 years she enjoyed a full, active, and happy life shared with family and many friends. She outlived all of her siblings… Eugene O'Neil, John O'Neil, Joseph O'Neil, Alice Carew, Catherine Curley, and Marie Doucette.

Her family grew up in Somerville, Mass in the Irish neighborhood that surrounded Bartlett St, where many friendships and memories were created. Helen spent much of her life in Rockland, Mass at Leisurewoods Park and was very active in activities there and with the Rockland Senior Center, where she made many friends. She worked for years at the Boston Pops, and for many years as a bookkeeper for the Wursthaus in Cambridge and at Wearguard in Norwell. Her passions were golf and bowling which she gave up only eight months before her death, cooking for family and friends, nights out at good restaurants, the Patriots and Red Sox, good jokes, and a good Manhattan. She was a determined and outgoing person with a wonderful sense of humor who fought for a full life to the end despite the illnesses she lived with. She leaves a legacy of love and inspiration with all who knew her.

"Auntie" Helen is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, many grandnieces and nephews, and several great grand nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday January 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street Rockland, MA. A Funeral Service will be held following visitation and burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Project Hope, 550 Dudley Street, Boston, MA 02119. It was her favorite charity.


Condolence & Memory Journal

O Helen I have been thinking of you for weeks.
We lost touch after I no longer had my friend in Liesurewoods.
I loved you so much, you were the essence of hospitality and generosity! You and Alice at my 60th
Darling Johnny doing my hair . Having tea with you or a drink in your beautiful living room at Liesurewoods!
My love and prayers to all your nieces - a true treasure you were. Rest in Joy and Laughter!

Posted by Donna Gaspar - Belmont, MA   March 13, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May reflecting on all the good times you've shared together help ease the pain that you feel. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this time of sadness and His promise for the future bring you peace. (Hosea 13:14)

Posted by Barbara Sutton    January 19, 2019

Helen and I made the trek to the Irish Village each year before Memorial Day. I loved coming East to spend time with her and hear her wonderful stories of her life. She was cherished by her friends and family and gave her all to both. Auntie Helen went straight to Heaven and is dancing the Irish Jig with loved ones.

Posted by Kathy Stephan - Pequot Lakes, MN - Family   January 14, 2019


Dear Family,
It was an honor to be Auntie's chaplain and to have sat vigil with her and prayed. She was amazing as seen through the many stories from her nieces I met. There was a lot of love in her room. May Auntie stories put a smile on your face as you recall her memories and may her faith be a guide for us all. Blessings, Chaplain Carole
Care Group Parmenter Hospice

Posted by Carole Butler - Watertown, MA - Friend   January 13, 2019

Helen was a unique person. She was always ready for lunch and especially for lobster specials in the summer. She was a good friend to know and love. I'm going to miss her. Diane McCann

Posted by Diane McCann - Hingham, MA - Friend   January 12, 2019

May the Grand Creator bless you and comfort you at this difficult time Ro15:13 sorry for lost

Posted by SF    January 12, 2019

I'm extending my heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find peace in knowing that God Cares for you and will help you during these difficult times. 1 Peter 5:6,7

Posted by - FL   January 12, 2019

Posted by Donna Anderson    January 12, 2019

Posted by Donna Anderson    January 12, 2019


Auntie Helen was a dynamic, fun-loving and caring woman. I was proud to be one of her godchildren as well as her niece. She made a great impact in my life, especially as a person who was always there for her family and many, many friends. God has a new angel in heaven. God Bless You Auntie, you will always be a part of me that I will take wherever life leads me. I love you

Posted by Maueen Lakeberg - Tucson, AZ - Family   January 11, 2019

Auntie Helen, you have left a legacy of inspiration through your kindness and understanding to all, especially to me, your first and oldest niece. Nancy

Posted by Nancy Roberts - Chelmsford, MA - Family   January 11, 2019

Helen always brought Happiness into ones life she was always helpful and she loved life
Helen was nice,kind,sweet lady who enjoyed people and
And loved all her family and many friends.

Posted by Pat & Harvey Smith - Rockland, MA - Friend   January 11, 2019

Helen was a wonderful lady - friendly, gregarious and full of spirit. -always welcoming and eager to share her story. We will miss her smile, wit and warmth. May God embrace her into eternal life.

Posted by Gene & Suzanne Dolecki - Lakewood Ranch, FL - Family Friend   January 10, 2019


It was an honor to know Helen. Her kind heart, compassion and sense of humor will be missed by all.
Among the many cherished memories spending time with Helen, I shall forever recall the little "soft shoe" we did in the halls of rehab just a few short months ago. Rest in peace, Helen. <3>

Posted by Chuck Slamin - Scarborough, ME - Family Friend   January 10, 2019

Family Album

Community Photos

Helen and I down the Cape eating out...
Sand dunes trip from PT. Helen loved it!