Daniel J. O’Neil

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AUBURN — Daniel J. “Danny” O’Neil, 81, of Auburn passed away on Friday, May 20, after a brief illness.

He was born in Lewiston on Jan. 24, 1930, a son of the late Anthony and Helen (Ham) O’Neil.

He was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of 1948, and then went on to the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean war. He married the love of his life, Lorraine Giasson, on June 21, 1958.

Throughout his life, Dan worked as a mechanic for Davis Cadillac, for the city of Auburn, and for 26 years as a truck driver until his retirement. After his retirement he remained very active, working as a handyman and groundskeeper for several neighbors. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to car shows, taking motorcycle trips and camping at the Fryeburg Fair. He was a member of the VFW Post 1603 and the American Legion Post 153.

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He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; his children, Erin Travers and her husband, Don, Kelly Ducas and her husband, Erik, and Daniel J. O’Neil II; siblings, John O’Neil and Marjorie O’Neil; three grandchildren, Heather, Donovan and Kitara; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Desirae; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.

Friends and family may offer their condolences and share memories with the O’Neil family by visiting www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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