John Peter O’Neill
John Peter O’Neill, 77, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2009, formerly of N. Arlington and Brick NJ, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020. He was born March 28, 1943 in Jersey City, NJ to John and Beatrice O’Neill, now deceased.
John was of the Catholic faith. With a brief interruption in 1967-1968 to proudly serve his country in Vietnam, he began his career on Wall St. as an 18 year-old and ascended through the ranks of numerous firms to the level of vice-president until he semi-retired in 2002. He was a full-time caretaker for his wife for 7 years and returned to the workforce as a warranty administrator and an account representative at Dassault Falcon Jet for 5 years until his second retirement in 2008. He then moved from his life-long hometown of N. Arlington to Brick NJ and Cape Coral, FL. John was a good friend of Bill W. for 43 years and is grateful for the countless friends and innumerable memories he made during those years. Many of those friends have essentially become members of his extended family. He was also an avid motorcyclist and boater as well as a Giants and Devils fan.
He is survived by his four loving children, Patty Van Zile (Peter) of Succasunna, NJ, John R. O’Neill (Amy) of Hillsborough, NJ, Lori Oehlert (Mike) of Hypoluxo, FL and Susan McDonald (Sean) of Kearny, NJ; two sisters, Elizabeth Valente (Pete) of Butler, NJ and Cape Coral, FL and Lucille Geisel (Lenny) of Bloomfield, NJ; two brothers, Joe O’Neill (Pat) of Cape Coral and Charles O’Neill (Chris) of Ringoes, NJ and Cape Coral, FL, as well as 11 grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Maureen O’Neill; a daughter, Carolyn Gilmour (Gary) and a brother, Leonard O’Neill.
Funeral Services will be held at Parow Funeral Home in N. Arlington, NJ on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 4-8pm. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10am at the funeral home; internment will follow at Holy Cross cemetery in N. Arlington, NJ.
Memorial contributions in John’s memory are being finalized; details will be posted shortly.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.