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 O'Neill--Bro. Kevin, FMS
Born: 10/19/1935
Died: 10/27/2017
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O'Neill--Bro. Kevin, FMS

Brother Kevin O'Neill, FMS, a member of the Marist Brothers of the Schools for 64 years, died on October 27th at his in Bayonne, NJ. 

Brother Kevin was born in Brooklyn, NY. He spent most of his childhood living in Lawrence, MA.He attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence before entering the Marist Juniorate in Esopus, NY in 1950. He became a postulant with the Marist Brothers in 1952 and entered the Marist Brothers Novitate at Tyngsboro, MA in 1953 and professed first vows in 1954. After completing his religious and academic studies at the Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, he began his ministry serving as a cook at the Marist Brothers Novitate in Tyngsboro, MA in 1958. From 1961-1976, Br. Kevin served in many roles as a missionary brother in the Philippines. He returned to Marist High School in Bayonne as a teacher in 1976 and soon became an Assistant Principal until 1985. He served as Principal of Roselle Catholic High School from1986-89.  He returned to the Philippines from 1989-1992.  After returning to the U.S.A., he served as treasurer at St. Joseph Academy in Brownsville, TX (1993-96) treasurer at Marist High School in Bayonne (1996-2000) as well as treasurer for the USA Province (2000-2009). After retiring in 2009, Br. Kevin continued to live in Bayonne and serve on the Marist High School Board.

Brother Kevin was the son of John Francis and Valerie (Magader) O'Neill. He is survived by his brother, Charles Thomas, his sister, Roberta Simmons, his nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends as well as by the Marist Brothers of the Province of the United States.

 Br. Kevin O'Neill's wake will be held on Thursday November 2, 2017 in Greenville Memorial Home, 374 Danforth Ave. Jersey City, NJ from 2:00-5:00pm. His funeral will be on Thursday November 2, at Blessed Miriam Teresa Parish at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 326 Ave C. Bayonne, NJ. at 7:30pm. His Burial will take place on Friday November 3th at the Marist Brothers Cemetery in Esopus, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Brother Kevin O'Neill to: 
Marist High School
1241 Kennedy Blvd
Bayonne, NJ 07002
 
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My deepest condolences for the passing of Brother Kevin. To this day, I can honestly say Brother Kevin has been one of the most special people I have ever known in my entire life. He was my Freshman basketball coach at Marist in 1958, my Freshman year. And he was my Algebra teacher that same year. This was one my favorite subjects ever in all of my education including Marist, St. Peter's College, and Seton Hall grad school!!! I am certainly going to miss seeing and being with you Brother. But I know that you are now with the good Lord forever and ever. God bless you always. Bob Stomber, Class of 1962
Bob Stomber
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