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. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com
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