Torrington- Maureen Jeanette Guilmart O’Neill, 88, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington. She was the beloved wife of 41 years of the late James F. O’Neill, Jr.
Mrs. O’Neill was born in Torrington on June 13, 1933, daughter of the late Allen C. and Anna E. (Gleeson) Guilmart. Maureen was a graduate of St. Francis of Assisi School, Torrington, Torrington High School (‘51) and St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing (‘54).
Maureen was a Registered Nurse who worked in obstetrics and hospital nurseries for 25 years. In ‘74, along with her husband, she started Serenity Hill Farm in North Canaan, the first substance abuse treatment center in the state to be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. They went on to operate two additional residential treatment centers with on-site detox units in New Hampshire along with 13 outpatient clinics throughout New England and supported thousands on their journey into sobriety.
Maureen was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling, golf and travelling, taking trips to Ireland, Monaco, Aruba, Hawaii, and several cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska, and Europe. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was funny, kind, gentle, and loved by all.
Survivors include a daughter, Maureen A. O’Neill-Davis and her husband, John, of Torrington; a son, Michael F. O’Neill and his wife, Amy, of DeLand, FL; five grandchildren, Ashley L. Davis, Meah N. Davis, Logan M. Davis, Patrick F. O’Neill, and Christopher D. O’Neill; a brother, James G. Guilmart and his wife, Lauren, of Scottsdale, AZ; a sister, Patricia “Peta” G. Hoffmann and her husband, Heinz, of Amesbury, MA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. O’Neill was predeceased by two brothers, William J. Guilmart and Allen J. Guilmart, both of Torrington.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 27, 2021, at 10:00a.m. from Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 160 Main St., Torrington, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, North Canaan. Friends may call Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 5:00 to 8:00p.m. at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home. https://zoom.us/j/97902319346?pwd=aTVVeVVHYURaOWpYWTV1Z2llMHZPUT09 - Password: 123456
Memorial contributions may be made in Maureen’s name to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (Charlottehungerford.org/donate)
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