Mary ‘Romayne’ O’Neill




Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501

Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501

Howard J Snowdon Funeral Home

1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA 18509 Phone: (570) 343-0712

Moscow 570-842-8501 and Scranton 570-343-0712
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Mary ‘Romayne’ O’Neill

November 13, 2017
Mary “Romayne” O’Neill, 87, of Scranton, died Monday morning at her home after an illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Frank T. O’Neill Sr.

Born Dec. 4, 1929 in Scranton, daughter of the late John and Helen Ratchford Dougherty, she graduated from Holy Rosary High School and was an active lifelong member of Mary, Mother of God Parish in Scranton. She also was a member of the Catholic Women’s Club and the women’s society of Holy Rosary Church. Before her retirement, she was employed by Oak Inc. At home, she was an avid college basketball fan, and she enjoyed talking to neighbors on her front porch, as well as needle pointing and completing puzzles. Romayne will forever be remembered as a loving and compassionate mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who dedicated herself to her family.

She is survived by her three daughters, Peggy Kelly and her husband, Jack, Dunmore; Kathy Ruthkosky, Scranton; and Mamie Eckenrode and her husband, Bill, Scranton; sister, Helen McGuire and husband, A.J.; brothers-in-law, William O’Neill and wife, Sue; and Donald Mayer; sister-in-law, Pat O’Neill; grandchildren, Katie and Tim Millett, Lynn and Nadya Popil, and Jack Kelly; great-grandchildren, Jake, Gabe, Ben and Piper; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Frank T. O’Neill Jr.; and son-in-law, Robert Ruthkosky.

The family would like to extend thanks to her caregivers Elena, Peggy, Caroline, Tish, Amanda, Paula, Carol and the staff at Life Geisinger for their wonderful care and compassion.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish, 316 William St., Scranton. Interment and committal will be conducted in Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends may call:
Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton.

If attending the funeral Mass, please go directly to the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
Family to Family, P.O. Box 13, Scranton, PA 18503; or
Life Geisinger, 2300 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA 18509.

One Response to “Mary ‘Romayne’ O’Neill”

  1. Maureen Pettinato says:

    Peggy and family,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family !! I remember your Mom
    from high school days.. A wonderful, sweet woman…Maureen P.

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