Pat was preceded in death by his parents, I.P. and Kathleen O’Neil; and a brother, Louis B. “Tip” O’Neil.
Pat resided in Plano with his wife of 49 years, Mary Frances O’Neil. He retired from the FDIC in 1996, after 30 years of service. His hobbies included traveling in his RV, knife making and genealogy.
Pat is survived by his wife; by his sons, John Patrick O’Neil Jr. (Amy) of Abilene, Texas, Francis Xavier “F.X.” O’Neil of Uvalde, Joseph Michael “Mike” O’Neil (Melissa) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Robert William O’Neil (Meryl) of Wylie, Texas; and by his daughter, Maureen Ann O’Neil of Allen, Texas. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Austin, Adrian, Brandon, Rachel, Garrett O’Neil and Robert Justin Clark. In addition, Pat is survived by his brother, Thomas “Tommy” O’Neil of Beeville, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pat was born in Beeville, Texas, on June 15th, 1936. He was the oldest of three children born to Ignatius Patrick O’Neil and Kathleen Wilson O’Neil. He attended Corpus Christi Academy, a Catholic boarding school before graduating from Beeville High School. After graduation he enrolled in St. Mary’s University where he earned degrees in finance and sociology.
Visitation and vigil services were Sunday, December 5, 2010, at the Ted Dickey West Funeral Home. Visitation was from 7 until 9 p.m. with the liturgy service at 7:30 p.m. The funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2010, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1201 Alma Drive, Plano, TX. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association (P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125).
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