Barbara M. O'Neill

Barbara M. (nee Rane) O'Neill, 84, of Gaithersburg, MD, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, Plymouth Meeting, PA, North Cape May, NJ, and Olney, MD, passed away on Tuesday August 3, 2021.

She was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 25, 1937 to the late Leon & Mary (Anderson) Rane.

She was a graduate of South Philadelphia Girls High School Class of 1955. She went on to hold various positions at Sealtest Ice Cream, Reliance Insurance and Alcoa Corporation, making lifelong friends along the way.

She married Hugh P. O’Neill, Jr. in 1962, enjoying 56 years of loving partnership prior to his passing in 2018. Together, they founded O'Neill Insurance Adjusters in 1981, which they operated until 2015.

Barbara is survived by her son Hugh P. O’Neill III and wife Kelly Brown O’Neill of Mount Joy, PA; daughter Suzanne O’Neill and husband Clesson Turner of Kensington, MD; two beloved granddaughters, Claire O’Neill and Nora Turner; two nieces, Patricia Carsley Baasch (Herb) and Terri Carsley, and brother-in-law Joseph Carsley.

She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Margaret (O’Neill) Carsley. 

Services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Saint Joseph Villa, c/o Sisters of Saint Joseph Development Office, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118.


Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home 19 East Germantown Pike East Norriton, PA 19401

(610) 277-1600,