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Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home
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Lynn M. O’Neil
Shelburne Falls- Jenny Lynn (Moore) O'Neil, 96, formerly of Shelburne Falls, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare Center in Athol.
Mrs. O'Neil, known to family and friends as "Lynn" was born on November 20, 1915 in Edray, West Virginia the daughter of Lanty and Julia Ann (Smith) Moore. During her high school years she traveled to live with her married sister, Rachel (Moore) Canoles, in California, and joined the United States Women's Marine Corps during WWII.
Lynn married carroll O'Neil in 1952 and they resided in Shelburne Falls where he worked as Postmaster, and she was employed by Kendall Mills in Colrain.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Shelburne Falls.
She was active in the Shelburne Falls Fraternal Eagles Club Auxiliary and the Shelburne Senior Center, as well as the US Women's Marine Corps League in Westfield, MA
Lynn loved watching over wildlife from her home on the mountainside as well as traveling throughout the US and abroad. She celebrated life with energy, passion and an amazing sense of humor. As a devoted Aunt, she meticulously corresponded with every niece and nephew and their families for several generations. Aunt Jenny Lynn will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by her step-sister, Pearl Witt, of Havre de Grace, MD, as well as many nieces, nephews and their families throughout the US.
She was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and siblings, Susan Verna (Moore) Chaney, Theodore Jackson Moore, Lanty Ward Moore, Nivelle Monroe Moore, Rachel (Moore) Canoles, Julia Ann (Moore) Bahr and step-sisters Ruby Crits and Opal Warner.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 9 at 11 am at St. Joseph's Church, Monroe Ave., Shelburne Falls. Rev. Paul Bombardier, Pastor will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow in Arms Cemetery.
There will be a visiting hour Monday morning from 10 to 10:45 at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be sent to either St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 34 Monroe Ave., Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 or to Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota