Joseph Henry O’Neill of Springfield died peacefully on March 8th, 2019 with his loving companion by his side. Joe was born in Springfield on January 26th, 1935 to the late Joseph H. O’Neill and Tillie Dias. Joseph was a well regarded general contractor, especially in the Burnett Road area of Chicopee, where he worked diligently on many homes. In his spare time, Joe always enjoyed a good meal, and games of cards or dominoes. Joe was preceded in death by his son, Joseph H. O’Neill IV. Joe will forever be in the hearts of his family including his beloved companion of many years. He will also be remembered by his children Judith Birks, and JoAnne Tetrault and her husband Joe; his cherished grandchildren: Brittany Birks, Justin Tetrault, Katelyn, Tommy, and Jennifer O’Neill, and great granddaughter Joy Anna. He is also survived by his siblings Pat McMenamin, Peggy West, Sandy Dobson, as well as Jimmy, Raymond, Billy, Susie, and Bobby Shaw. Joe also leaves many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at Hillcrest Park Cemetery on Wednesday, March 13th with a graveside service beginning at 11am. In lieu of flowers, Joe’s family has asked that a memorial donation in his memory be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St Springfield MA 01104.
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