Margaret Reba Stevens O'Neill

Born April 30, 1964

On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Dr. Margaret Reba Stevens O'Neill of Chevy Chase MD. Beloved wife of nearly 23 years to Michael Edmund O'Neill; cherished mother of Luke Charles Patrick O'Neill; beloved daughter of Drs. Charles F. and Jane Stevens; loving sister of Alexandra (Sean) Thomas and Katherine Stevens; dear daughter in law of Joyce and the late John Patrick O'Neill, Sr. Meg was born in Seattle, WA, and raised in Seattle and New Haven, CT, where she graduated from Hamden High School. She then attended Harvard University where she received her BA with honors, and Yale University Medical School. Meg trained in internal medicine and dermatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She has practiced medicine in the greater Washington, DC area since 1996, opening her own office in Chevy Chase, MD in 2002. Meg loved cooking, film, her faith, but most of all her family. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5460 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Please make memorial donations in her name to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund, The Lupus Foundation of America or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


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Russell Spear

August 26, 2019

Dear Family Of Dr. Margaret O'Neill,

I'm very sorry about your loss. I am still having trouble dealing with Dr. O'Neill's passing. She was still so young, talented at her profession, kind and good...maybe heaven needed an angel and nobody else would do.

When I first heard the news I thought "This can't be happening."

I miss her really badly. I feel terrible for Michael and Luke. Especially Luke because the thought that he won't have his own memories of his mom is heartbreaking.

I was one of her first patients. She had just become a doctor a few months earlier. As I became a regular patient, I could confide in her and she was like a friend even though I only knew her from seeing her as a patient. She gave me hope that I would get through what I was going through. How many doctors would take the time to do that instead of hurrying so they could see more patients?

I could talk to her about anything. It never occurred to me that one day I wouldn't be able to talk to her anymore because we were almost the same age. I had also recently graduated from university. I'm very fortunate to have met her. I told her she was the best doctor I'd ever had. I think she appreciated that. It was just the truth.

It says a lot about her that six years later it's still so difficult that she is gone. I wish I could meet Michael and see how he and Luke are doing. I wish I could do something for them. Maybe I can. I'm a professional musician, so I could write a song about her. I think Dr. O'Neill would like that. Would that be OK, or would you rather I didn't? I only want to if it would help. My phone number is 240-762-1871.

Wishing you serenity,


Norah Schwarz

August 12, 2019

We loved Meg so much as a person as well as a doctor.
Brilliant diagnostician. While Meg could diagnose and prescribe in 10 seconds or less, she would spend as much time with you as needed to answer questions.
My daughter and I would joke about rolling in poison ivy just to have an excuse to see Meg.
We still miss her and hope that Michael and Luke are doing okay.
We think about you and our hearts and prayers are always with you.

Ann Marie De Blasi

February 10, 2018

It is several years later - Not long before Dr. O'Neill passed I had just been to see her and was saddened when I found out she passed away. To her family, and friends - although you miss her so very much, I know you have many good memories of her that hopefully lessen the sadness that goes with her not with you each and every day. But please also know she touched so many others that you probably don't know about. Her goodness radiated. One never knows how something someone says or does may impact another. Margaret O'Neill was a very good soul and touched my heart and soul with her kindness, passion and highest standard of quality for her patient's care, supplemented with her outstanding professional expertise. She listened to my fears related to dermatology and skin issues and unselfishly took care of my medical needs. Thank you for being you Margaret O'Neill - you cannot be replaced, but your kindness I can carry with me and do my best to pass on as you did. God Bless you.


January 30, 2018

Still miss her very much to this day. Have never been able to find anyone who lives up to her caliber and quality. God bless you Dr. Oneill

Karen Simons

February 1, 2016

I was as shocked as everyone to hear of her passing. I also found her to be caring, energetic and had a great connection with her patients.

The last time I saw her was for some treatments to help me look my best for my wedding. Our engagement was short and not realizing that some of the "work" would need a few days to settle down, there was not a lot of extra time before the wedding. She was to enthusiastic for my nuptials and said everyone should look their best on their wedding day. She had her team reschedule other patients, and even came in at 7:30 for one rescheduled patient. All to ensure I looked my best for my wedding. This shows how vested she was in her patients care, well being and happiness.

I'll never forget this. It's not something doctors typically do for patients. She was one-of-a-kind. She is missed.

Catalina Quintero

December 7, 2015

I was deeply saddened to learn of Dr. O'Neill's passing. I was asked recently by a good friend for a reference to my dermatologist whom I had expressed to several people was excellent and not only that but was a kind and warm person who had cured me of my acne when I saw her from 2008-2010, when I found this page and her obituary. I remember as others on this page do her kind eyes and gentle smile and bubbly personality. She was the best doctor I have seen. My belated condolences to her family and may her soul continue to shine a light on this world from beyond.

Markus Walther

September 30, 2015

I'm sad to read that Dr. O'Neill passed away two years ago. O'Neill was my dermatologist during my stay in DC 2008-2011. I saw her at least 20 times during those three years due to a skin condition, and remember nice chats with her while she was cutting my skin and sewing me up again. She was absolutely one of my favorite doctors.


September 11, 2015

It never gets any easier.

Carrie M

September 11, 2015

Always missing and remembering our Meg, but today more than others.She is the still the most brilliant, warm, lovely and genuine woman I have had the pleasure to know.

September 11, 2015

It never gets any easier.