Nicholas Patrick O’Neill
Nov. 20, 1947 – Apr. 21, 2020
Nicholas Patrick O’Neill, age 72, passed away on April 21, 2020 at his home in Richmond.
Nicholas was the youngest of five children. He grew up in the Boys Home. His time spent there left him with wonderful life long friends and memories. He was extremely passionate about learning and art; and continued this passion throughout life. In his spare time he created beautiful works of art. He enjoyed spending his time outdoors hiking, camping, and simply reveling in the beauty of nature. He worked as a land surveyor for over thirty years. He was a devoted father to his two children, and spent every second he could teaching them everything he knew about life, art, and the great outdoors.
He is survived by his brother, Edward O’Neill; his sister, Theresa Almeida and her husband, Hubert; his son, Mathew O’Neill; his daughter, Emily O’Neill; two grandchildren, Stanley and Celia Ballas; nephew, Douglas O’Neill; and nieces, Cathy, Shannon O’Neill, and Sarah Almeida.
Arrangements by Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel.
I didn’t know Nick well during my years at the Richmond Home for Boys, however he was a treasured friend to my brother Howard after our Boy’s Home years so I will always remember him for that. I have several pictures of Nick taken by my brother.