Marcia Jean O’Neill, 72

Jun 20, 2023

ROCHESTER - Marcia Jean O’Neill, 72, of Rochester, formerly of West Yarmouth, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2023 surrounded by the love and care of her devoted family after a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).  

Born in Quincy, she was the oldest of 4 children born to the late William N. and Jean M. (Greenhalgh) Neil. Marcia was raised in Weymouth with her three sisters Pamela J. Lynch, and Andrea J. Neil and the late Claudia J. McNeely. She graduated from Weymouth South High School and Bridgewater State College.

After having her beloved daughter Lois, they moved to Quincy Point where they lived for several years. She worked as a bank teller for South Shore Bank in North Quincy for many years where she met the love of her life.  Marcia and her husband the late James B. O’Neill, moved to the Cape in 1986 were they lived for 29 wonderful years and raised their family.  

Marcia worked as Career Consultant for JTEC/Career Opportunities and as an Adjunct Professor at Cape Cod Community College for 24 years before retiring. After her beloved husband of 26 years passed away in 2014, she moved to Rochester to live with her daughter Lois O. Mentzer, son-in-law Michael G. and beloved grandson Timothy James.  

Marcia enjoyed going on cruises, trips to Disney and other adventures with her family. She grew up spending countless summers in Wareham at their family cottage with her sisters, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Marcia was always up for new adventures that Lois and Mike would come up with including being the first to ride Timothy’s go cart in 2021.

She is survived by her daughter Lois, son in law Michael, grandson Timothy Mentzer of Rochester; her sister Pamela (Neil) Lynch and husband Kevin of Wareham formerly East Bridgewater; her sister Andrea Neil of Quincy and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved her.

Her family would like to send a special THANK YOU to the wonderful staff at Tobey Hospital (especially ER & ICU) and Southcoast VNA Hospice that went above and beyond to take care of her and make her comfortable in her last couple of weeks.  

Her visiting hours will be on Thursday, June 29th from 5-7PM at the Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM,  2599 Cranberry Highway (Rte. 28), Wareham, MA. A short service will be held in the funeral home at 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc. (