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Meghan Sexton O'Neil

June 2, 1941 — August 13, 2022

Concord

Meghan Reardon (Sexton) O’Neil passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 13, 2022, in the company of her devoted family. She was a greatly loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Meghan was predeceased by her beloved husband William (Bill) O’Neil and daughter Kathleen O’Neil. She is survived by her son David O’Neil, his wife Jan, their children Sean and Sadie, and her daughter Crystallin (O’Neil) Hoffman, her husband Keith, and their daughter Becky.

Meghan was the youngest child of John and Mildred (Reardon) Sexton. She and her three siblings (Jack, Elizabeth, and Patricia) were raised in Saratoga Springs New York, a hometown that inspired Meghan’s lifelong interest in thoroughbred racing. She was particularly close to her sister Elizabeth, and they spent their final years living in the same apartment community.  

She graduated from Boston University, and received her Master’s in Speech and Language Pathology from Northeastern University. Meghan spent many years working as a Speech Therapist for the Belmont public school system, where she helped countless children and their families, and made wonderful friends she kept for a lifetime. 

Intellectually curious and with a passion for seeing new places, Meghan and Bill shared many adventures, and spent time on almost every continent. Among her favorite trips were the ones they took to Russia, China, and Africa, and most recently a solo journey to South America, where she took a boat ride through a waterfall and drank hot chocolate with scotch under the stars in the Atacama Desert. 

Creative in many ways, one of Meghan’s greatest talents was as a quilter, and the beautiful works of art she made are a lasting legacy that her family will treasure. She was interested in everyone’s stories, and was a kind and gifted conversationalist (which she would surely attribute to her Irish heritage), which won her countless devoted friends and the enduring love of her family. Meghan added whimsy and fun into every day, adding joy to the lives of all who encountered her. She was a bright light in the life of everyone that knew her, and will be greatly missed. 

Services are private.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (to benefit Gynecologic Cancer Care & Research)
P.O. Box 849168
Boston, MA, 02284
www.dana-farber.org.

Arrangements are under the care of Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord, MA, 01742, 978-369-3388. To share a memory please visit: www.concordfuneral.com

 

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