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Rita Elaine O'Neill

October 22, 1931 — July 31, 2023

Hendersonville

 

Rita Elaine O’Neill, age 91 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away July 31, 2023.  Rita was born October 22, 1931 in New York, New York.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Gabrielle Santos Preira and loving husband of 62 years, Michael O’Neill.  She is survived by cousins, Lynn Franklin and Lydia Cervini.

Rita met Michael, the love of her life, in the elevator of the Chrysler Building in New York.  She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of St. Martha’s Guild.  Rita was an avid artist.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 7th at St. John Vianney Catholic Church with Father Richard Childress as celebrant. Interment will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens.  There will be a visitation on Sunday, August 6th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with Rosary at 4:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

The family expresses their sincere gratitude to Paula Hobson, who was Rita’s caregiver for the past four years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or St. Martha’s Guild, c/o St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 449 North Water Avenue, Gallatin, TN  37066.  Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com.  (615) 502-0011

 

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Visitation

Sunday, August 6, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center

584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066

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Rosary

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center

584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066

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Funeral Mass

Monday, August 7, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St/ John Vianney Catholic Church

449 N. Water Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066

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