Priscilla (Queen) O'Neill

  • Born: May 6, 1941
  • Died: August 9, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

mail@robinsonfuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family


Priscilla O'Neill, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 9, 2021, at a Chelmsford healthcare facility. She was 80.
Born in Woburn on May 6, 1941, Priscilla was one of three children of the late Robert and Nancy (Finney) Queen. She grew up in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School.

She and William J. O'Neill were married on April 4, 1959 and settled in Somerville before moving to Melrose in 1972 to continue raising their family. Priscilla went to work for the MPIUA as an auditor. She earned numerous certifications throughout her 30-year career and made many lifelong friendships. She was the President of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women from 1993-1994 and after her retirement stayed active in the organization.

Priscilla adored her family. She was exceptionally active in their lives, never missing a pivotal event. She and William were longtime members of the Winthrop Yacht Club, and spent most summers sailing throughout New England, and occasionally to Canada. Time on the water was precious, and it was something Priscilla looked forward to.

Gentle and kind, Priscilla had an easy way with people. She looked forward to get-togethers on "Priscilla's Patio" where family, friends, and neighbors would gather for a glass of wine, fun, and patio talk.

Traveling was another favorite activity of Priscilla's. She and William traveled to Florida for the winter months and had traveled throughout Europe with friends. Some of their favorite destinations included Hawaii, Alaska, Aruba, Switzerland, and Germany.

Other interests include gardening and keeping of the family ancestral database. Priscilla loved working on finding out as much as she could about her family history. She provided all the new and updated family information at all the family reunions. For Memorial Day, Priscilla went to the numerous cemeteries and placed flowers on all of the family graves.

Priscilla's love, warmth, and kindness will be missed by her family and many friends who were touched by her. May she rest in peace.

Priscilla was the beloved wife of William J. O'Neill with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Devoted mother of William J. O'Neill, Jr. and his wife Karen of N. Reading, Kathleen O'Neill and her husband Kevin Connelly of Melrose, Timothy O'Neill of Dover, NH, Robert O'Neill of Watervliet, NY, and Lorelei Hotaling and her husband Mike of Clifton Park, NY. Dear sister of Nancy Montgomery and her late husband Kenneth of Chelmsford and the late Peter Queen. Cherished "grammy" of 14 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather in honor of Priscilla's life for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Friday, Aug. 13 from 4-8pm. Funeral Service will be private. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

She will be missed and loved forever

Posted by Deborah Adamitz - South Daytona, FL - Family   August 17, 2021

You were such a great asset to the Queen family. Told us a lot of the Queen family tree. Got to really know you after my moms death in 2016. Your dad was my godfather. You were truly loved from your family and will be sadly missed.

Posted by Janice Morse - Davenport, FL - Family   August 14, 2021

PRISCILLA You will forever be in my heart and memories, we have been friends forever and till we meet again.Love you God Bless Warren&Marie

Posted by marie o'leary - wimington, MA - Family Friend   August 13, 2021

Bill and family I was shocked and saddened to hear that Priscilla has passed away. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Priscilla and I worked together for many years in the Audit Department at MPIUA. She was a wonderful co-worker who had a great disposition. I always enjoyed working with her and catching up when she would stop by the office or be at the Christmas Party.

May Priscilla in Rest in Eternal Peace!

Posted by Joan Markham - Coworker   August 13, 2021

I worked with Pricilla for many years , she was a good friend , sorry for your loss , she will be missed , GOD BLESS

Posted by BOB ANERSON    August 12, 2021

I have been friends with Priscilla since the 1980's as we were members & Officers in MAIW. We traveled together and shared so many wonderful experiences. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with her extraordinary family during this most difficult time.

Posted by Kathryne Beckwith - Waltham, MA - Friend   August 12, 2021

So sorry to hear of Priscilla's passing. I enjoyed meeting her at Insurance meetings over the years. Sympathy to all the family.

Posted by Anne Collins    August 11, 2021

So incredibly sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and heart. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Chrissy Taylor - Other   August 11, 2021

I was so saddened to hear of Priscilla's passing. I worked with her for many years and was quite fond of Priscilla. Kathy, I have not spoken with you in quite some time but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Posted by Donna Vining - Work   August 11, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Priscilla was a wonderful woman with whom I enjoyed working with. After she retired, she would always stop by and say hello when she came in for a visit. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Dave Cwiekowski - Parrish, FL - Coworker   August 11, 2021

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I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your wife passing she is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with her

Posted by Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH - Acquaintance   August 11, 2021


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