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a member of the Marist Brothers of the Schools for 64 years, died on October 27 at his home in Bayonne. Brother Kevin was born in Brooklyn, NY. He spent most of his childhood living in Lawrence, MA. He attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence before entering the Marist Juniorate in Esopus, NY in 1950. He became a postulant with the Marist Brothers in 1952 and entered the Marist Brothers Novitate at Tyngsboro, MA in 1953 and professed first vows in 1954. After completing his religious and academic studies at the Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, he began his ministry serving as a cook at the Marist Brothers Novitate in Tyngsboro, MA in 1958. From 1961-1976, Br. Kevin served in many roles as a missionary brother in the Philippines. He returned to Marist High School in Bayonne as a teacher in 1976 and soon became an Assistant Principal until 1985. He served as Principal of Roselle Catholic High School from1986-89. He returned to the Philippines from 1989-1992. After returning to the U.S.A., he served as treasurer at St. Joseph Academy in Brownsville, TX (1993-96) treasurer at Marist High School in Bayonne (1996-2000) as well as treasurer for the USA Province (2000-2009). After retiring in 2009, Br. Kevin continued to live in Bayonne and serve on the Marist High School Board. Brother Kevin was the son of John Francis and Valerie (Magader) O'Neill. He is survived by his brother, Charles Thomas, his sister, Roberta Simmons, his nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends as well as by the Marist Brothers of the Province of the United States. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Brother Kevin O'Neill to: Marist High School, 1241 Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002. Funeral arrangements by GREENVILLE MEMORIAL HOME, 374 Danforth Ave., Jersey City.

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