Thomas Joseph McNeill

December 29, 1928June 22, 2013

Thomas Joseph McNeill, passed on from this life on June 22, 2013 in Ft. Myers, FL. Tommy was born in Manhattan, NY on December 29, 1928. He married the love of his life, Mary Ward, in the Bronx, NY on October 15, 1955. They moved to Uniondale, NY to raise their family and retired to Hampstead, NC. Tommy's children, Mary, Elizabeth and Arthur, have been a testament to his love and guidance. As his children married, he and Mary welcomed each one of their children's spouses, Ben Homola, Jim Bello, and Jeannine Walden McNeill, into the family as their own. Tommy demonstrated the power of unconditional love through his relationships with his six grandchildren, Jennifer Homola Bobeck (Daniel), Benjamin Homola, T.J. Bello, Victoria McNeill, Kenneth McNeill and Anna McNeill. He was the most loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend ever and we will miss him greatly. The family will be forever grateful to all those who have poured out their love and support throughout this difficult time. The greatest memorial to Tommy would be to love God as he did, journeying life with a deep and simple faith. It was that faith that carried him through all the trials and the joys of his life. Tommy always knew God was with him. Thomas was a merchant marine in the Korean War. Occupation was a Teamster foreman. Knights of Columbus, St. Jude the Apostle Council 12281 Hampstead, North Carolina. Thomas was also a Volunteer fireman for 20 years for the Uniondale Fire Department.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of James Funeral Home, 540 Broadway, Massapequa, New York, 11758

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, ~ 2 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ~ Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with St. William the Abbot RC Church, 2000 Jackson Avenue, Seaford, New York, 11783 ~ Cremation Private ~ Interment to Holy Rood Cemetery at a later date ~

We hope you can attend. Please access the following link for further details, floral orders, directions and to sign Thomas's Guest Book.

Offering our deepest condolences during this very difficult time. ~ The Staff of James Funeral Home ~

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  • Visitation Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Prayer Service Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thomas Joseph McNeill

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December 6, 2013

Dear Mary and Family, I was saddened to hear of Tom's passing. I googled his name to find out where you moved to since my Christmas card was returned several times. I think of you all often. Please let the kids know of my sincere condolences. Love, Mina and Ted and Family 28 St, Josen Road, Accord, NY 12404.

June 28, 2013

Dear Mary and Family: My husband and I are so sorry to hear that your father died. We will always remember his smiling face and how he loved to dance. We had lots of good times and good memories with both your father and mother. They were perfect for one another. Both are missed. Al and Flo Guippone

Jack and Elaine Finelli

June 27, 2013

Dear Mary and Family: our sincere condolences to your family and your siblings upon hearing of the passing of your father. From what I have read, it sounds as though he had a great life well lived. May you all find peace and comfort knowing that he is now in the hands of our Lord and at rest. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.