Katharine Mary (Katie) O’Neill, 61, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Medilodge of Holland, Michigan, from cancer. Katie was born in Bethesda, MD. October 1,1955.
She was the daughter of Hugh G. and Katharine (Fitzgerald) O’Neill of Centerville, MA. Besides her parents, she leaves her brothers, Andrew and Patrick, her sisters Rosemary (her husband, Dan Gabaldon), and Anne Marie, along with her nephews, Matthew (his wife, Natalia), and Cavan. She was predeceased by her brother, Hugh Jr.
Katie was a longtime lover of animals. She cared for and rode many horses over the years at the family farm in Ashland, Massachusetts while participating in competitive riding events, then continuing at a stable in Michigan. She treasured music, and all kinds of movies. She enjoyed photography so much that she started her own small business.
Katie moved to Michigan over two-and-a-half decades ago, and during this time she developed an extended family of friends. They were bound to her by common interests, and by her warmth, generosity, and love. Katie had a wonderful, welcoming smile, and a sweet, engaging laugh. Katie was embraced by those who met her, as witnessed by the steady stream of visitors when she was moved to the hospice facility a few short months ago.
There will be a Funeral Mass for Katie at St. Francis Xavier Church, Hyannis, at 11:00 AM, June 23rd followed by burial at St. Francis Cemetery in Centerville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church 347 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601.