Margaret (Peggy) Ellen O’Neill

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Margaret (Peggy) Ellen O'Neill
09/18/1944 - 07/02/2015

Peggy (Reese) O’Neill

Longtime Springfield Resident

Peggy (Reese) O’Neill, 70 of Springfield, N.J., died at her home on July 2, 2015. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at St. James the Apostle Church, 45 South Springfield Ave., Springfield, N.J., at 10 am. Visiting hours are from 2pm to 6pm on Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8 at the Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Ave., Springfield, N.J. Peggy was born in South Amboy, N.J. Daughter of the late Louisita and Frederic Reese of that city. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1962 and from Marymount College in Arlington, Virginia in 1964. Peggy later completed her education at the State University of New York in Geneseo. Peggy was a Counselor and Advisor to international students at Bergen Community College until her retirement in 2007. Her countless friends include students in many countries who were the beneficiaries of her concern for them. Peggy was an active member of St. James Parish, where she was a member of the choir. She enjoyed traveling, the theatre, and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Deacon Daniel O’Neill, her sisters and brothers in law Mary Lou LoVecchio (Paul), Margaret Schorpp (Charles), Alice Loveless, Thomas O’Neill (Silvana), and Henry O’Neill (Iustina). In lieu of flowers, donations in Peggy’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For further information, or to send the family a condolence, please visit,

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