Barbara O'Neill

Barbara Brown O'Neill (Brown)

Friday, May 14th, 1954 - Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Barbara Brown O’Neill, beloved wife, daughter, sister, and aunt passed away suddenly on March 9, 2020 at the age of 65. Born on May 14, 1954 in Yonkers, NY, Barb grew up in Chappaqua, NY with her seven brothers and sisters. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and her master’s degree and PhD in Ichthyological Ecology from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. She lived in Brooklyn, NY and was employed by the American Museum of Natural History as a Curatorial Associate in the Department of Ichthyology.
Barb was married to Francis O’Neill, who predeceased her in August 2015.
Barb had a life-long love of reading, taking walks on the beach in Rhode Island, her Irish heritage, and family; especially her 17 nieces and nephews and five great-nieces and great-nephews. She was always up for a sleepover and breakfast in her cottage in Rhode Island with her nieces, and her nephews knew that “Dr. Barb, MD” would always have snacks for them in her refrigerator.
Barbara is survived by her siblings: Patrick Brown (Marianne), Stephen Brown (Jane), Colette Goodman (Bill), Claudia Schaus (Bob), and Laura Collins; her sister-in-law, Karen Brown; her nieces and nephews: Ryan Brown, Katherine Skidmore, Jeffrey Vince, Brian Goodman, Douglas Brown, Erin Walker, Kyle Brown, Gregory Brown, Kaitlyn Gallagher, Paige Brown, Christopher Goodman, Robert Schaus, Claire Collins, Sean Collins, Connor Brown, Stephen Collins, and Liam Collins; and her great-nieces and great-nephews: Charlotte Goodman, Kai Brown, Edward Walker, Lyla Goodman, and McKayla Brown. She was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Claire Brown, her brother Michael Brown, and her sister, Christine Vince. The family will receive friends today, Friday, at the Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Church of St. John & St. Mary (Little Church) 15 St. John’s Place in Chappaqua.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
    418 Bedford Road
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Church of Saint John & Saint Mary Little Church
    15 St. John's Place
    Chappaqua, New York 10514
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Edward O'Halloran


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