Elizabeth Rae (Clark) O'Neill

September 30, 1922 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 96)


Elizabeth Rae O’Neill (nee Clark), 96, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Alaris Health at Belgrove, Kearny, NJ.

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Friday, Feb. 22 at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny at 10:00 a.m. Cremation will be private. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Born in Paisley Renfrewshire, Scotland, Betty immigrated to this country in 1948 and lived in Quincy, MA. She later lived in Harrison, NJ, East Newark, NJ and North Arlington, NJ before moving to Kearny in 1958.

She was a secretary with the Kearny Police Department for 11 years before her retirement in 1992.

Prior, Mrs. O’Neill was the head waitress at Carbone’s Restaurant in Harrison for 25 years.

She was a member of the Xaverian Guild.

Mrs. O’Neill is survived by her children, Irene Helms, Eleanor Mayers, Elizabeth Regan (Robert), Hugh J. O’Neill (fiancé Donna Stanul) and Denise O’Neill (Vinny). She was the grandmother of Robert Helms, Coleen Atkinson, Scott Mayers, Robert Regan, Jr., Kerry Regan, Michelle Curnow, John O’Neill, Kyle Miller, Luke Miller and Catherine O’Neill.  She also leaves behind many great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and her nephew, Kenneth Clark.

She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh J. O’Neill, Jr., two grandchildren, Donald Helms and Stephanie Miller, one great-grandchild, Eric Helms and two son-in-laws, Perry Mayers and Russell Helms and her siblings, James and William Clark and Catherine McLaughlin and Barbara Trydell.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 50 Broadway, 19th Floor New York, NY 10004. (

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February 21, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Mass
February 22, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Cecilia Church
120 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032

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