John Thomas O'Neil

  • Born: February 28, 1936
  • Died: September 6, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Thomas O'Neil (Tommy), 84, of Manchester died September 6, 2020 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a period of declining health.

Tommy was born in Manchester on February 28, 1936, the son of John and Claire (Hould) O'Neil. A lifelong Manchester resident, he attended Manchester West High School before joining the US Army in 1955, where he served in Germany in the wake of the Korean War. Following his time in service Tommy worked as an engineer at GTE Sylvania where he was credited with multiple patents. Upon retirement, Tommy took time to pursue past times including golfing, fishing and skiing as well as enjoying time with his wife Anne and family.

He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Anne (Cullity) O'Neil in 2018 and his twin sister Claire O'Neil in 2019.

Family members include his two children, Michael T. O'Neil and wife, Dianne, and Donna Hennessey and husband, Jack, all of Canterbury; four grandchildren, Alexis Ellis and her husband Mike, Kristen Davidson and her husband Tom, Jayme Austin and her husband Mike and T.J. Hennessey; Seven great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be Friday, September 18th at 10:30 am in Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory's chapel, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

Donations may be made in his memory to BrightFocus Foundation - Macular Degeneration Research at

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Big smile, full of great stories and a companion to anyone in need. Time to rest.

Posted by Ken Ames - Warner, NH - Coworker   September 18, 2020

What a wonderful man, with a big smile and a story to tell you all the time, he was a joy to see when he came in to Post 79. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Posted by Diane McKay - Manchester, NH - Friend   September 16, 2020

Michael, Donna and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Tom was such a great friend to Warren and I. I have so many fond memories of York Beach and camp at the lake. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Posted by Mary Ellis - Suffolk, VA - Family Friend   September 15, 2020

Donna,Mike and family,Sad to see Tom pass on.Such a wonderful man.Always smiling and eager to great you with a happy thought.Great thoughts and vibes from here to a beautiful soul.

Posted by Bill Langer    September 15, 2020

Donna and Michael, I am so sad and sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He was such a wonderful and kind man. He was always smiling and he always made me laugh. I have such great memories of our families hanging out at the camp on Winnisquam. My heart goes out to you and your families. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Tom.

Posted by Lori (Ellis) Lussier - Topsham, ME, ME - Family Friend   September 13, 2020

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father Donna. I am thinking of you, Jack and TJ. In time, I hope all your wonderful memories will bring you peace.

Posted by Denise Rogers - Concord, NH - Friend   September 13, 2020

Mr. O Neil, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by - Friend   September 13, 2020

Mike and family sincere condolences from the Dickson and Lacoy families

Posted by KarenDickson - Acquaintance   September 12, 2020

Michael and Donna, so many memories are running through my head, especially all the summers we spent at camp. My Uncle Tommy taught me how to water ski and always cooked Lobster Cantonese (my favorite) for all of us. One very special memory when I was able to go skiing with him in Breckinridge Colorado. We had such a good time.
So many memories, my heart is sad. You are in our prayers. Love you guys
Don and Diane (Campany) Bargar

Posted by Diane Bargar - FL - Family   September 11, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear if your loss Donna. Keeping you, Jack and TJ in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Quentin Keefe - Conway, NH - Friend   September 11, 2020

Donna & Michael,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you both, and your families. May God Bless your Dad.

Posted by Roger & Kathy Davis - Alton Bay, NH - Friend   September 10, 2020

What a great man! I will miss him dearly. Our thoughts are with you all.

Posted by Tonya Angwin - Manchester, NH   September 10, 2020

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