John O'Neil




Yearbook Saying

Earth  . . .  
"never work a day in my life"  . . .  
"likes 2:30"  . . .  
hates barbershops and razors  . . .  
enjoys thumbing and trucking  . . .  
remembers the trip to New York  . . .  
Varsity Smoking Team  1, 2, 3, 4  . . .  
"Can you gimme a ride to Warren?"



Current Info

John and his wife Alyson McCann live in West Greenwich in a solar powered house they built.  John is a finish carpenter and frequently drives past De La Salle when working in homes in the Newport area.

Left:  Picture of John and his wife Alyson taken at the BBQ for Mike Crandall held on August 4, 2006.

Left:  Picture of John and Alyson taken
at the DLS 35th Reunion in August 2006.



John "Jake" O'Neil Obituary

November 5, 1953 - May 28, 2016

O'Neil, John J. "Jake", 62, was taken from his loved ones on Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was the loving husband of Alyson McCann of West Greenwich. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John J. and Rose-Anne M. (Lemoi) O'Neil.

Although he was taken too soon from all who loved him, Jake lived a full and enriched life that allowed him to achieve many of his dreams. As a career woodworker, Jake designed and built his own home and created beauty. Together with his wife and soulmate, Alyson, they made many loving memories and talked endlessly of things to come. He was a man of solid character and integrity. Jake was kind and warmhearted with a witty and dry sense of humor. There is no doubt that his humorous holiday greeting cards will be missed among many other things. He loved spending time in nature, playing his guitar, and restoring Volvos. He was passionate about everything baseball and particularly loved his Boston Red Sox. For many years he played for the Mystic Oceanics, a vintage baseball team.

In addition to his beloved wife Alyson, he is survived by five siblings: MaryAnne Fritz of Barrington, RI; Edward O'Neil of Warren, RI; Robert O'Neil of Warren, RI; Ellen O'Neil of Rehoboth, MA; and Martha "Mooky" O'Hare of Warren, RI; many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He is predeceased by two brothers: Michael and Theodore O'Neil.

A Celebration of Life will take place at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, RI on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 PM. Calling hours will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM prior to his Celebration. Burial will be private.

Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Evan's Crew Pan-Mass Challenge: or send check payable to Evan's Crew Pan-Mass Challenge, P.O. Box 415590, Boston MA 02241-5590 and put Evan's Crew in the memo. Your donation will help fund research for DIPG, a rare and fatal form of pediatric brain tumor.




De La Salle Academy, Newport RI                                                                                                       Class of 1971