Alison M. O’Neil

September 2nd, 2020

Alison M. O’Neil, age 42, a life-long resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Alison was born on October 13, 1977, in Melrose, MA; she was raised in Stoneham and was part of a large and loving family. Alison attended Stoneham Public School and was a graduate of Stoneham High School with the Class of 1996.

Alison’s family was her world; she loved to surprise them with gifts, trips or something special just to see them smile and make them so happy. Alison was a wonderful daughter, sister and auntie but her greatest role was “Mom” to her two beautiful children Andrew and Caera. They were the light of her life, her side kicks and her reason for living; she just adored them with all her heart. Alison was the first to get involved and help anyone in the family; if you needed something she was right there, if you hurt she hurt right along with you and she made it her business to keep track and make sure everyone was alright. She was the “Keeper of the Family” in every sense.

Alison was always upbeat and positive; she loved to have fun. Alison enjoyed listening to her Country Music, she liked going to the beach, fishing and was in awe of Nature and all the beauty it provided. She looked forward to heading out on her road trips especially to Tennessee to visit family, her trips to the Casino and her occasional scratch tickets just to try “her luck”. Alison’s daily adventures included her trips to Dunkin’s for coffee with her friends just to socialize and catch up and her shopping trips and long walks with her “other half” Caera.

Alison was “one of a kind” with a larger than life personality, a beautiful heart and a zest for life. She was a “social butterfly” who knew everyone by name and had the ability to make everyone around her feel special. Alison was a CNA and home health aide by trade but her ability to care for others went way beyond that; she was truly a guardian angel to many. Alison went out of her way to do for others; she was never judgmental and showered everyone with unconditional love and affection.
Alison was a beautiful person inside and out; she was so loved and will forever be missed.

Alison was the devoted mother of Andrew and Caera O’Neil both of Stoneham, cherished daughter of Janis (Iovanna) Hall and the late Albert Hall of Stoneham, she was the beloved sister of Melissa Hall and George Jackson of North Andover, Pam Meuse and husband Steve of Methuen and Sheila Hall of Stoneham. Loving “Auntie” of Amanda, Matt, Clay, Nick, Adam, Samantha, Emily, Ben and “Great Auntie” of Sean Patrick, Adrianna, Savannah, Stetson, Grace and Greyson. Alison is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA. for Visiting Hours on Friday, September 4th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Alison’s Life at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Alison’s memory to the Susan G. Komen to help fight Breast Cancer, P. O. Box 127, Newton, MA 02468.


10 Entries in Guest Book for “Alison M. O’Neil”

  1. Louanne Braymiller says:

    Rest In Eternal Peace Until We Meet Again! I Miss You My Friend. I Will Never Forget You And All The Great Times We Had. Until I See You Again…Fly High With The Angels. I ? You. Xoxo.

  2. Deana Hardwrick says:

    I cant believe your gone. There are no words. I already miss you so much! My best friend, my confidant and my sister. I love you. And I will miss you so much!

  3. Jessica Garcia says:

    I can’t believe it is real. My heart breaks for your family. I will always be there for your kids, your world. I miss you, my friend. Dunks changed my chia, I will have to try coffee. Andrew said he’ll sit in for you. You have great children. I love you.

  4. Ralph Block says:

    Jan and the girls
    Very sorry to hear such sad news about Alison.
    Your family will be in my thoughts during this sad time

  5. Gwendolyn Bagrowski says:

    To know Alison, was to love Alison. To know Alison., was to be loved by Alison. She had a heart of gold, and was there for anyone and everyone. All my memories of her are filled with smiles, laughter and love! She will live on forever in the hearts of all! Thank you Alison for all the joy and love that you have brought to all of our lives! Xoxo Sissy ???

  6. Panfilo ciamei says:

    Aly you were a great. Peroson always people. Always kind to people. Will miss you i wanna send my condolonces. To the family

  7. Sue Hall says:

    My deepest love and condolences to all of you. You’re all in my heart. I simply have no words. May Alison’s light and love and your memories give you strength and bring you joy.

  8. Cindy Franciosa says:

    I will miss our talks about our children’s shared interests and will keep your memory close. God takes the best flowers from His garden.. You will be so missed. My condolences to your family

  9. Barbara and Hannah Iovanna says:

    Our condolences to Janis and her family. May the Lord comfort you all. We did not know her personally but she was certainly loved by all.

  10. deborah M Fuller says:

    Dear Andrew- This is one of the most beautiful tributes I have ever read. Your mom sounds like she was an amazing person to all the lives she touched. Just want you to know all of us at Nettts-have you in our thoughts and prayers-

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