US: RIP - Br. Kevin Luke O'Neil, FMS

November-12-2017 05:34 AM

Marist Brothers

Marist Zeal           Cross          Br. Kevin


Brother Kevin Luke O’Neil, known as “Bro. Kevin”, 82 years of age, was born in Brooklyn, New York City on October 19, 1935.

Br. Kevin O’Neil joined the Marist Brothers of the Schools as Postulant in 1952 at St. Joseph’s Novitiate in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He started his Novitiate on July 26, 1953 and made his first temporary profession on July 26, 1954 in Tyngsboro. He took his scholasticate at Marian College 1954 to 1957 in Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A. After five years, he made his perpetual profession on August 15, 1959. He joined the Second Novitiate in 1966 in Fribourg, Switzerland, and took his personal renewal on January 1, 1985 to June 30, 1986.

Br. Kevin graduated his B.A. Major in Mathematics in 1957 at Marist College, and finished his Master in Mathematics at Boston University in 1973.

Br. Kevin spent most of his apostolic work in different Marist schools in New York as a teacher. He was assigned in the Philippines in 1962 to 1965 as a teacher and college dean at Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, in 1965-1966 at Marist School, Marikina as a teacher, in 1989-1991 at Notre Dame of Dadiangas College and in 1992-1993 at Notre Dame of Marbel College as a Project Coordinator. From then, his assignment was transferred at Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville, Texas. He left the Philippines in 1994. Bro. Kevin was a good friend and a great Brother.

The Lord called Br. Kevin Luke “Kevin” O’Neil, FMS to His side on the 27th day of October 2017 at his favorite chair at his residence at 153 Avenue C, Bayonne (New Jersey), U.S.A. Suspected cause of his death is a massive heart attack. No medical examination was performed.



The Brothers in East Asia Province are in deep sorrow for Br.Kevin’s death. May he rest in peace in heaven.




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