William O'Neil

William H. "Bill" O'Neil Jr.

Thursday, December 4th, 1947 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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William H. “Bill” O’Neil, Jr. 71, of Windsor Locks loving husband of Linda (Faust) O’Neil entered into Eternal Rest on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at home with his family by his side. Bill was born December 4, 1947, in Hartford the son of the late William H. Sr. and Genevieve (Thiesse) O’Neil. He attended local schools in Windsor Locks and was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School Class of 1966. He was an avid sports fan with baseball being his favorite. After high school Bill was recruited by the Boston Red Sox and played on their Triple A farm team. Bill was then drafted into the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War with the 11C40 Infantry as a sharpshooter. He was awarded 3 Bronze Service Stars, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Bill retired from Gem Electronics in 2017 where he served as Vice-President of Manufacturing. He had a passion for gardening, electronics, fast cars, and loud music. In addition to his wife, Linda to whom he was married 48 years, he is also survived by his two beloved daughters, Tara O’Neil of Simsbury and Kerry O’Neil of Windsor Locks; his brother, John O’Neil of Laguna Niguel, CA; his brother-in-law, James Faust and his wife, Marilyn along with his nephews, Michael and Jeffrey Faust; a niece, Jennifer Biedrzycki; as well as dear friends Chet and Jackie Szymczyk and Stanley Topor. In addition to his parents, Bill was also predeceased by a brother, Thomas O’Neil. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Friday, November 29, 2019, from 9 am to 10:30 am at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. A funeral procession will gather at 10:30 am at the funeral home for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Mary Church at 11 am. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Windsor Locks Little League, W.L.L.L. c/o Mark Janick, 14 Codey Way, Windsor Locks, CT 06096. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Friday, November 29th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Windsor Locks Funeral Home
    441 Spring St
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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  • Service

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, November 29th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Mary Church
    42 Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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  • Interment

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 |
    Friday, November 29th, 2019
    St. Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks
    Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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philip R. Devlin

Posted at 05:00am
I was 13 in 1966 when my coaches decided to turn me into a catcher following our world championship win in Williamsport. Bill O’Neill was a senior in high school at the time, a classmate, soccer teammate, and friend of my brother, Bob. Bill worked with me one-on-one at learning to be a catcher on several occasions. He helped me immensely to become good enough at the position to become the senior little league all-star catcher when I was 14 and 15 years old. Of course, like every young kid at the time interested in baseball, I followed the high school team in 1966 which won the state championship. That team had two outstanding players named “Bill” who were drafted by major league teams: Bill Lash and Bill O’Neill. Billy O’Neill was simply the best high school catcher that I have ever seen! He was an above average hitter but was in a class of his own as a defensive catcher. He never had a passed ball in 4 years of catching in high school! He had a cannon for an arm, so nobody ever ran on him. The position fit him perfectly. Beyond his extraordinary skills as a baseball player, he was also just a very nice guy who donated his time freely to me to make me a better player. I will never forget that. My condolences to his family and friends. His funeral is on the same day that he is to be inducted into the Windsor Locks Athletic Hall of Fame. It is so very sad that he is not alive to receive that award—an honor he so richly deserves.

Carol Sartori

Posted at 09:20am
Linda, Tara and Kerry, I am so very sorry to hear about Bill. He really was a very nice person . My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Carol Sartori

Cornelius O'Leary

Posted at 09:05am
I was so looking forward to attending the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and getting a chance to see Bill. He was a good guy and we had a few occasions to get together when we were kids. His grandmother, Annie, was my great Aunt! Unfortunately, I will be returning from my niece"s house in Pennsylvania on Friday and I don't think I'll be back in time for the funeral. You all will be in my thoughts on that day.
Con O'Leary

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