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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

OBITUARY

Neal G. Onos

Passed away on March 16, 2020

Neal G. Onos, 79, a longtime resident of Peabody, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 16, 2020. Born in South Gate, CA to the late Cornelius and Jacoba (Hagoort) Onos, Neal was the cherished husband of Mildred “Millie” (Moriarty) Onos for 58 years. He was the most devoted husband and father and enjoyed every moment spent with his family.

Neal was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School with the class of 1958. He settled in Peabody and worked for Citrus Fruit Juice Co. and then for Pepperidge Farm as a bread distributor for many years before his retirement. He enjoyed golfing and skiing and was a proud member of the Lynn Snow Chasers ski club. Most of all he was a family man. He coached basketball, softball and little league for his children and their friends. He enjoyed camping trips to his favorite spot on the Saco River in NH and across the country. He was a masterful joke-teller and honest to a fault.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Millie, his children Julie Spang and her husband Dave, Kristen Eriksen and her husband Paul, Jodi O’Neill and her husband Chris, Marcy Mason and her husband Tom, Erin Buckley and her husband Eric, and Neal Onos and his wife Colleen. He also leaves behind his brother Jerry Onos and his late wife Diane and his sister and brother-in-law Fran and Bill Martel and his cherished grandchildren Shannon Spang, Charlotte, Ben, Austin and Cody Eriksen, Brendan, Tim and Colin O’Neill, Kate and Sam Mason, Ryan, Sarah, Luke and the late Jenna Buckley, and Jaydn and Landon Onos. His many nieces and nephews also survive him, as well as many cherished friends.

Neal’s family would like to thank the staff from his hospital and rehab visits and especially the VNA hospice staff that helped him through his last weeks so he could rest in his favorite place-his home.

Due to recent events, funeral services and interment were held privately. The family is looking forward to celebrating in grand "Onos" style with a memorial Mass and Celebration of Life soon. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Judes Children’s Hospital or My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow Street, Lynn, MA 01901 are appreciated.

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Anne Tisdell

March 24, 2020

Dear Millie and Family,
I remember Neal's broad smile and the twinkle in his eyes when he told a joke. I was saddened to learn of his passing! He was a great guy devoted to his family! I remember the fun we had at St Ann's events, dances and how much we laughed! I extend my sincere condolences to you all. 58 years of marriage is quite an accomplishment which is a testimony to how the 2 of you negotiated and compromised keeping your children in focus! Rest in peace, Neal, for a life well lived! I will keep you all in my prayers at this challenging time!
Sincerely,
Anne Tisdell (aka Rowen)
Webster, Massachusetts

Thomas Rowen

March 24, 2020

To Millie and Family,

To a great man who always left you feeling good, especially his smile.

For the years we spent at St. Ann’s, those memories and evenings of laughter will always be remembered.

With warm and gentle heart,

Tom Rowen

Joanne Bonura

March 18, 2020

To: Millie & her children & grandchildren:

Sincerest Sympathy to the "best in the west" Class Lady of the LEHS Class of 1958. There are no words that can comfort you as you bid goodbye to your life's companion, i.e., the classiest gentleman of the Class of 1958. You were truly my "favorite couple" and now one half of you has gone to God. We can take comfort in the fact the Neal knows no more pain and will never again suffer or hurt; he has, I believe, a special place awaiting him in heaven in a joyous reward for the "kind of person he was." God will reward him for all of those years that Neal cared for and honored his wonderful wife, Millie, & their children as well as their grandchildren. May Neal rest in peace and may Millie take comfort in the fact that those of us who love her dearly as a friend will be there to strengthen her against the pain of the days to come when Millie must adjust to the days of living without her wonderful lifetime partner. We shall all miss him...but, we will all be there to comfort Millie.

Love from Joanne (Morretti) Bonura, LEHS Class of 1958

Elena Drislane

March 18, 2020

Millie... a forever friend,
So sorry for the loss of Neal... class of "58" will always hold Neal in our hearts....
Mill I will always remember Neal when he and I were side by side at rehab in Peabody... we were talking about 1958 and the nurse (age 21) asked what is 58, we told her that is when we graduated..... she thought that was the funniest... how could we still even know each other!!!
We had a good laugh Mill, Neal was a great guy and had a wonderful wife and family.
God bless Mill and hold the memories in your heart. Love, Ellie and Denny

Sharon and Chuck Moody

March 18, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Onos family.The loss of the patriarch of your family will be felt for some time to come.He was a wonderful ,sweet man.He was a awesome husband ,farther and grandfather.We will miss him and will never forget what a special man he was.He left his family he loved so much but we will never forget him and my grandson’s will know about this wonderful man that left us to soon.

Maureen Baron

March 18, 2020

Dear Millie -- we are so glad his ordeal is over -- we are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. We also remember fondly all the times we were with you and Neal. Love Maureen and Jim Baron

Arlene Jeffery

March 18, 2020

Dear Millie and Family
So very sorry to hear the sad news of Neal’s passing. He was a special guy and will be missed by many
May you find comfort amongst your wonderful family at this difficult time
My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Love
Arlene Jeffery

DEACON RICHARD & MARGIE CORDEAU

March 17, 2020

Dear Millie & Family

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Although we cannot be there physically to express our condolences, please know that you are in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow and bring you peace.

Margie & Richard

Erik Cetaruk

March 17, 2020

Jules,
So very sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a great guy and father. The world was a better place thanks to him. Please know we are thinking of you. Love, Egg.

Caroline McCarron

March 17, 2020

Dear Mille & family
My sincere sympathy to all of you, and especially to my dear friend Mille..
My heart is broken for all of you in this sad time. Neil was always a positive person & a delight to be with.
Rest In Peace Neil.
Love Caroline

FROM THE FAMILY