Barbara Iris O’Neill - September 28, 2013

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 RAVENA – Barbara Iris O’Neill passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 after a brief illness, with her loving family by her side.  Barbara was born in Tannersville, NY in 1934, daughter of the late Oscar and Bessie Jensen.  In 2004 Barbara retired from the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles after many years of service.  She was an avid bowler and a devout Yankee fan.

     Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard (Ollie) O’Neill.  Survivors include her five daughters, Susan Ogden (Warren) of Rotterdam, Patti Gallagher (Mark) of Slingerlands, Peggy Reilly of Ravena, Barbara Lemley (Kenneth) of Hannacroix and Sandra Oliva (Mario) of Roselle, IL;  grandchildren, LeeAnne Siguenza (Javier), John Ogden, Evan, Jordan and Sarah Lemley, Brendan, Andrew and Kathryn Gallagher, Jorge, Reyna and Jacob Oliva;  great grandson, Hayden Lemley;  sister, Doris Coll of Waterbury CT;  and many nieces and nephews.

     Barbara was also a dear friend of JoAnne Gilmore who helped Barbara and her daughters in so many quiet and thoughtful ways over the years, particularly these past few days (thanks Jo).

     Funeral services will be held 2 PM Tuesday October 1st at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 7 PM.

     Contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to the American Heart Association.