Gloucester — Michael P. O’Neil, 51, of Pond View Village died unexpectedly on Monday, April 22, 2013, at his residence.
Born in Boston on May 12, 1961, he was the son of the late Katherine Groves. He grew up in Methuen and was a resident of Gloucester for the past 12 years.
Mike had been self-employed as a general contractor for many years before becoming disabled several years ago.
A longtime friend of Bill W. and NA, he developed many special friendships along the way.
He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by seven sons and two daughters, Stephen, Michael, Nicholas, Paul, Robert, Keith and Jamie O’Neil, Michael Vargas and Kaylee O’Neil, and her mother, Jodie Stuart; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Susan Skinto, Debbie Triola and Sandra O’Neil; four brothers, James, Mark, Dean and Todd Hadayia; his former spouse, Deborah (Farnham) O’Neil; and his longtime companion, Ann Richards; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Maxine O’Neil.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, May 2, in the Community Church of East Gloucester, Chapel Street, Gloucester, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the family, c/o the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester. For more information and to send on-line condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.