Frances O'Neill

Frances O'Neill (Shaw)

October 15, 1934 - September 3, 2020
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Frances (Shaw) O’Neill, 85, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully at Chelmsford Crossing on Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late William O’Neill with whom she shared 43 years of marriage.

She was born in Montreal, Canada on October 15, 1934 and was the daughter of the late George and Jean (Arnott) Shaw.

Frances immigrated to the United States in 1965. She worked for Manpower Staffing as a secretary. Her greatest joy in life was her job as a Mother and homemaker to her family. She was a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chelmsford. Frances enjoyed bowling, golfing and traveling with friends. She was a member of the Chelmsford Crafters, where she was able to show all of her work as a skilled knitter.

She is survived by her loving daughter Linda O’Neill of Chelmsford and several nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her sister, Allison Craig.

Funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frances’s name to Bridgewell Counseling; Bridgewell Attn: Development Department, 10 Dearborn Road, Peabody, MA 01960 or at
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Bob Alber

Posted at 02:47pm
We lived across the street from Fran for nearly 20 years. Fran was an exceptional person who always showed kindness, humor and warmth to those around her. Her generosity toward my kids will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy to Linda and the rest of Fran's extended family.

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