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In Memoriam Brother Kevin O'Neil

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Brother Kevin Luke O'Neill, F.M.S.
Brother Kevin Luke O'Neill passed away peacefully at his home in Bayonne, NJ on Friday, October 27. Brother Kevin arrived at Marist High School in 1958 as a teacher and basketball moderator/coach.  In 1961 Brother Kevin went overseas to the Philippines where he held the titles of teacher, College Dean, SubMaster and Treasurer until 1966.  That year, Brother moved on to Fribourg, Switzerland for Second Novitiate.  The next 2 years, 1967-1969, Brother taught at Saint Joseph's Kieta in Bougainville, TPNG.  He returned to the United States in 1969 as a teacher and Assistant Principal at Saint Helena High School in the Bronx, N.Y.  He then attended Boston College on a National Science Foundation grant to complete his Master's Degree in Math.  He returned to Saint Helena's for the 1971-1972 school year.  In 1973, he returned to the Philippines as Dean and Acting President of San Isidro College.
The next ten years, 1976-1985, were spent at Marist High School as teacher and Assistant Principal.  From 1985-1986, it was back to the Philippines at the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Quezon City.  Brother Kevin served at Roselle Catholic High School from 1986-1989.  He once again left for three years to the Philippines where he served as financial officer and project director for the Science and Engineering Building.  Texas was his next stop as Treasurer for Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville, then returning to Marist High School as Treasurer, and then as Provincial Treasurer. 
Brother Kevin was the historian of Marist Bayonne, knowing all the in's and out's. He always made himself available to answer any questions and assist with any projects surrounding Marist, Bayonne.  Currently Brother Kevin served on the Marist High School Hall of Fame Committee and on the School Board of Columbus High School in Miami. He was a true blessing to our Marist community and a resource to many. May his soul and all the souls of our faithful departed rest in peace.
Thursday November 2, 2017
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Greenville Memorial Funeral Home

Dinner to follow at Marist High School at 5:30pm
Funeral Mass Thursday November 2nd at 7:30pm
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church
Burial on Friday November 3rd 11:30AM
Marist Brothers Cemetery
1455 Broadway
Esopus, NY 12429
Lunch to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Br. Kevin O’Neill to:
Marist High School
If you plan to attend dinner evening or the burial on Friday
please R.S.V.P. to Br. Dan at