AMerican Veteran 11

Neil J. McNeill Sr.

April 19, 1944 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Neil McNeill Sr. Obituary

Neil J. McNeill, Sr., a devoted husband, loving father, cherished grandfather, and a true friend, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2023, surrounded by the love of his children. Born on April 19, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York, Neil's journey through life was marked by love, service, and a profound commitment to family.

Neil's early years were shaped in the heart of Brooklyn, where he grew up with his family. At the young age of 17, driven by a sense of duty and patriotism, Neil joined the U.S. Navy, earning his place in the 'Silent Service' aboard the USS Grampus. He relished the adventures of travel and the exhilaration of diving off the ship during swim calls, embodying the spirit of service to his country.

During his high school years, Neil met the love of his life, Marie. Introduced by Marie's cousin, their connection was immediate, and Neil knew he had found his lifelong partner. They were married while Neil was still in the service, and together they built a beautiful family in Brooklyn before eventually settling in Valley Stream.

Neil's professional journey led him to American Airlines briefly before he found his true calling with the NYC Sanitation Department, where he dedicated over 30 years of service and retired as a supervisor as part of NY's Strongest. Neil approached his work with dedication and a strong sense of responsibility.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Neil's true legacy lies in the love and joy he brought to his family and friends. A beloved husband, caring father, proud Papaw, and great-grandfather, Neil's warmth and kindness touched the lives of all who knew him. He was also a cherished son, a caring brother to Anna, and a much-loved uncle, cousin, and dear friend.

In addition to his roles within the family, Neil was known for his skill as an excellent squirrel hunter, adding a touch of humor and uniqueness to his character. His sense of humor and unwavering love will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Neil is survived by his children Dawn (Mike), Dina (Tim), and Scott (Jess), along with 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his adoring wife, Marie, his parents Neil and Anna, his beloved sister Anna and brothers-in-law Ray and Buddy, nieces Elizabeth and Lisa, nephew Raymond, and loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

In honoring Neil's memory, let us remember the joy he brought into our lives and the legacy of love and strength he leaves behind. May he rest in eternal peace.

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November 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lieber Funeral Home
266 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Funeral Mass
November 18, 2023

10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
201 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580

November 18, 2023

Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590


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