1933 – 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marjorie J. O’Neil, 81, daughter of Helen and Anthony (Leo) O’Neil of Lewiston, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 4, 1933. She attended and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1951. Marjorie married and left Maine, but always held home close to her heart. She was a Mainer, through and through.

Marjorie was a U.S. Army officer’s wife for many years and traveled the world, having lived in Japan for three years and being stationed throughout the United States. Marjorie would soon find herself a part of American history by becoming one of the first generations of women to enter the white-collar workforce. She would go on to a highly successful career, spanning 32 years with the United States Defense Department as a systems analyst at Fort Monmouth, N.J. She raised her three children singlehandedly while working multiple jobs and putting herself through school.

She was our rock; she was a strong, indomitable woman who sacrificed everything for her children and never turned her back on us. We will always love you, and the hole in our lives will never be filled.

She is survived by her children, daughter, Mary Velez and her husband, Angelo; son, Peter Dockray and partner, Stanley Davin; son, Joseph Dockray; granddaughter, Lauren Lieberman and husband, Craig; and grandson, Sean Hartnett; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two brothers John of California and Daniel of Auburn.

May you rest in peace, Mom, knowing job well done!

You may offer condolences to Marjorie’s family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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