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Liam P. O'Neil

Obituary for Liam P. O'Neil

August 23, 2020
Brookline, Massachusetts

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Liam Patrick Joseph O'Neill, beloved son of Jacqueline Cook and Patrick O'Neill, answered his parents' prayers upon entering this world on October 19, 2019. He left this earth to be among the stars on August 23, 2020. Liam's smile was infectious and he brought joy and happiness to everyone he touched.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Anthony and Celeste Cook, Robin Cook and Thomas Raubach, paternal grandparents William O'Neill and the late Alice O'Neill; sisters Kayley and Madison O'Neill; aunts and uncles, Michelle and John Mangio, Kevin Farmer, Steven Cook and Pierce Alquist, Juliette and Derek Craig, John Codega and XinLi Huang, Chrissy and William O'Neill, Stephen O'Neill and Amber; cousins Alexa, Joshua, Brynn, Connor, Zachary, Jolene, Nolan, Wyatt, William and Aiden. He will also be missed by numerous great aunts and uncles and other relatives and friends who loved Liam very much.
From the moment he was born, he had such a presence that drew you to him: soulful and bright blue eyes, chubby cheeks, a contagious laugh, a smile that filled the world and spoke for him as he did not have the words, that impish grin when he was having fun, that crooked smile when he laughed, and that melt-your-heart smile when he looked at his parents which so clearly said "I love you."
Liam loved to snuggle with his Lambie, and his face lit up whenever he saw Mickey Mouse or heard the Baby Einstein theme song. He scooted around the house by crawling on hands and feet, bum in the air, eager to explore the world he was so curious to discover (and never wanted to miss out on by sleeping). Some of his greatest joys were dancing with his mom and dad, jumping and climbing, being lazy with his dad watching cartoons and when he finally tired, napping with his dad or being rocked by his mommy as she sang lullabies to him, twirling her hair in his hands. He loved to eat everything, especially watermelon, and made everyone laugh with how greedily he ate it. He earned the name "milk monster" because he growled when you tried to take his empty bottle away. He truly had a zest for everything in his life.
But what he truly loved were the stars: he loved to swing, as if swinging would take up into the sky, and he laughed and reached for the stars when he sat on his mother's lap as the night sky was projected throughout his bedroom before he went to sleep. His favorite book was "How To Catch A Star" and we know he's caught them at last and is dancing now among those bright heavenly lights he loved so much. If you look up at night near Libra, you can see him shining down to light up our life even now.
His parents and loved ones welcome all family and friends to say their goodbyes and remember the joy he brought them at his visitation to be held at Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from 1-3pm. A reception for all to gather and remember him will be held immediately following at 54 Payson Avenue in Rockland.
A private funeral mass for the family will be held at Holy Family Church, 403 Union Street, Rockland, on Wednesday, September 2, at 9am. Following the mass (at approximately

10:30am), a reception for all family and friends to celebrate his life will be held at 54 Payson Avenue, Rockland.
In lieu of flowers, Liam's parents ask for donations to: Project Promise at: tinyurl.com/InMemoryOfLiam (please designate the gift to SPARK Center, fill in to be directed to Project Promise and choose and complete memorial gift information)

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Rockland, MA 02370
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