Lucille Theresa Williams O'Neill

September 17, 1949December 4, 2011

Lucille O’Neill, 62, of Ames died at her home of a brain tumor Sunday, December 4, 2011. A visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5 to 7 pm and a vigil service at 6:30 pm at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, Dec. 9 at 11:00 am at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. Burial will follow in Ames Municipal Cemetery. Lucille O’Neill was born September 17, 1949 in New Rochelle, New York to Joseph and Theresa Williams. She married Richard O’Neill on November 14, 1971 in New Rochelle, New York. She had lived in Mt. Vernon, NY, So. Hackensack, NJ, Teaneck, NJ, Glen Rock, NJ, and New Castle, PA, before moving to Ames in 1993. She was employed as a client records officer for Youth and Shelter Services for 17 years. She was an active member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, participating in St. Mary’s Circle, Eucharistic Adoration, Social Concerns committee, and CFM. She is survived by her husband, Richard O’Neill, of Ames; two sons, Derek (Alyssa)O’Neill of Chandler, AZ, and Stephen O’Neill of Ankeny; daughter, Meghan (Mike) Porter and their children, Emilee, and Michael, of Des Moines; and three sisters, Anita (James) Ritch, of Mahopac, NY, Kathy (John) Behrens, of Poughkeepsie, NY, and Lisa (Henry) Bartels, of New Rochelle, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial contributions may be made to Youth and Shelter Services. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 8, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 9, 2011

Lucille Theresa Williams O'Neill

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monica morton

December 18, 2011

Dear Dick and family,

Skip and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your children and grandchildren. Lucille was a lovely, soft spoken woman. We were so saddened to hear of her passing. May her beautiful memories offer you healing and strength.

With love,
Skip and Monica Morton...............

Beth Wagner

December 16, 2011

I just learned of Lucille's passing. I'm so sorry! I worked with Lucille in the Family Counseling Center years ago. She was always supportive and kind in every way. Lucille was a faithful woman. I will always remember her.

Evelyn Smith

December 9, 2011

As you are gathering in the sight of God to celebrate Lucille's wonderful and loving life, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I have no doubt that she is already enfolded in the embrace of her amazing parents. On behalf of my mother and the rest of the Lucia branch of your extended family, I send you our love and heartfelt wishes that by God's grace you find peace in her loving memory.

Sharon Church

December 7, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers, heart and thoughts. Love and God Bless you all,Sharon (Alyssa's cousin)

Art & Pat Delgrosso

December 7, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Another angel is in heaven. We loved our special friend Lucille and will remember all our wonderful times together.

Debbie Rizzo

December 7, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Aunt Lucille was a wonderful woman and will be missed dearly.

Denise Smith

December 7, 2011

I worked with Lucille at YSS many years ago, and I want you to know that she not only was an amazing co-worker, but she always treated everyone with love and respect. She always touched my life as she did so many, thank the Lord for having her with us,
Denise Smith
Sioux Falls, SD

Dianne and Dale DeNardo

December 7, 2011

In loving memory of your mom...Sending healing prayers to you, family and friends. A loss to us, a Blessing for the Heavens.

December 7, 2011

Dick and Family
We are sorrowed to hear about Lucille. We all had a lot of fun growing up in Westchester and even though time and distance has seperated us, we valued you as close friends.
Gordan and Sandi Duffield

December 7, 2011

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, Richard. with care and prayers from your neighbors, Gary and Marilyn Reedy