Carol Baker Simmons O’Neill passed away at home March 1, 2013. She was born on December 23, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York to Marion and Frank Ensign Simmons. She attended St. Rose of Lima Grammar school and Bay Ridge High School, where she a member of the Latin Club, National Honor Society and graduated with high honors. She attended Staten Island Community College. She married Walter J. O’Neill Jr. in 1953 and they enjoyed 57 loving years of marriage together.
She is survived by her children, Walter John O’Neill and wife Andrea of Verona, WI, Michael O’Neill and wife Lisa of Ashland City, TN, Cathy O’Neill Spallone and husband John of Cortland, NY, Kevin O’Neill and wife Pamela of Hendersonville, TN, Christopher O’Neill and wife Christina of Hendersonville, TN and Elizabeth O’Neill Hill and husband Walter of Corinth, TX; and 13 grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Marguerite Simmons Klimkowski and her husband Charles of Bonita Springs, Florida. She was preceded in death by husband Walter John O’Neill Jr. of Denton, Texas, her sister Kathleen Simmons of Brooklyn, New York and brother Robert Cary Simmons of Harbeson, DE.
Carol was a lifelong devoted catholic and a strong supporter of catholic education. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Carol was proud of her early American roots, dating back to 1621 in Plymouth, MA, and was a member and officer of the D.A.R. She was always an avid reader and spent many years volunteering at the library. She loved experiencing nature at her home on the river in Rowland, PA. In 2005 she and Walter moved to The Greens of Oakmont in Denton, Texas where she enjoyed walking, neighborhood fellowship, golfing, and her grandchildren. Carol was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be on Monday March 4, 2013 from 4-7 pm at De Berry Funeral Directors, 2025 W. University Drive, Denton, TX. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday March 5, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church in Denton, TX. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX.
Online condolences can be made at DeBerryFuneralDirectors.com.