Roger Thomas O'Neil

WELLS - Roger Thomas O'Neil, 88, of Wells, died Dec. 1, 2018, at Sentry Hill in York.

Roger was born in Biddeford on Sept. 12, 1930, a son of Frederick and Isabelle (Jansen) O'Neil. Roger graduated from Biddeford High School, Class of 1948 and earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Maine at Orono.

In 1960, Roger married Celine Chamberland. Together they owned and operated Home Fashions in Hudson, N.H., the Cannon Sheets and Towels Store and the Sweatshirt Shop in Wells. They enjoyed 56 years together in love and friendship, raising their family in Hudson, N.H. and operating their businesses until Celine's passing in 2016.

Roger was an avid sports fan and enjoyed a good game of golf. He enjoyed his vacation home in Bonita Springs, Fla. and his home in Wells. He loved his family and was passionate about his business. Roger was very generous and supported numerous local charities.

In addition to his parents and wife, Celine, Roger was predeceased by his siblings, Frederick 'Buddy' O'Neil, Richard O'Neil, David O'Neil and Patricia Medina.

Roger is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Jill O'Neil of Sanford, his sons, Michael O'Neil and his wife Tammy of Portsmouth, N.H. and Mark O'Neil and his wife Cheryl of Windham, N.H.; his grandchildren, Mikala O'Neil, Kelsey Garza and her husband Trey, Courtney O'Neil and Taylor O'Neil; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. A memorial service will follow with Father Fred Morse at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Ocean View Cemetery.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Roger's Book of Memories page at

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel.

In keeping with Roger's spirit of generosity, especially during the holidays, should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to:

Toys for Tots

P.O. Box 958

Sanford, ME 04073

Funeral Home

Bibber Memorial Chapel
67 Summer Street Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-2752

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 5, 2018