William A. “Bill” O’Neill, 69, of Atkinson, NH, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center in Haverhill, MA. He was the son of the late James J. O’Neill, former Lawrence City Alderman and Mary (Coupe) O’Neill.
Born in Methuen, MA, Bill was raised and educated in Lawrence, MA, a 1969 graduate of Lawrence High School. A natural athlete, Bill was well respected for his talents in baseball and skiing. He enjoyed many ski trips out West, fishing and golfing.
Bill worked as a commercial fisherman and sports broker. He also spent many years as a ski instructor for the race camps at Bradford Ski.
In recent years, Bill enjoyed his winters in Florida and treasured his time spent on the beach with his grandchildren. He will be missed for his outgoing personality and his wonderful sense of humor.
Bill is survived by his children; Nancy O’Neill and her wife Lisa of Kingston, NH, Ryan O’Neill and his wife Gabby of Charlestown, MA, Corey O’Neill and his wife Laura of Palm Bay, FL and Tannah O’Neill of Merrimack, NH. He also leaves his grandchildren; Taylor, Grayson and Charlotte. He leaves two brothers, Jay O’Neill and his wife Diane of Atkinson, NH and Joseph O’Neill and his wife Cheryl of Methuen, MA as well as his nieces and nephew; Channa, Erin and JT O’Neill.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bill’s family between the hours of 4:00-6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be sent to the Seacoast Cancer Center, c/o Wentworth-Douglas Cancer Center, 789 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820.