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“Rest in peace Pauline i'm sad to hear of your passing i always looked forward to seeing you around the Halls say hello to all our friends upstairs...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Lloyd S - New Bedford, MA

“I just found out we lost our precious Pauline. May she rest in peace. She and I were kindred spirits. She was the kind of friend that would just pick...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Beth - Waltham, MA - Friend

“1-20-18. today i visited calvary cemetary in waltham, and found pauline's resting point. i touched the headstone, and said a little prayer for her...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: michael egan - waltham, MA

“Sis: To you and your family my sincere condolences on Pauline's passing. My thoughts are with all of you ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Lesley Hietsch - Waltham, MA

“Pauline was one of the most fun loving people I ever met. I'll cherish the memories. God, give her a big hug in heaven for all of us. ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Cormier - Friend

“We are so sad to have heard about the passing of your sister Pauline. Our condolences, Dede and Ed. ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Dede Reade - Waltham, MA - Friend

“So sorry for your loss she was a wonderful lady. We had many good times at Labbb my prays are with your family at this very hard time ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Joyce Brillante - Arlington, MA

“It has been many, many years since I've seen cute little Pauline. However, I can remember her, as that from another time in the life of innocence,...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Sheila Caisey/McCarthy - MA

“Dickie And rest of O'Neill family I am sooo sorry for your loss I remember Pauline with fond memories may she rest in peace ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Paul LeBlanc - Greenwood, SC

“She was very specialin my early journey for ever greatfull thoughts and prayer Huggs!!! ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Neil Kouyoumjian Sr. - Maynard, MA

“Pauline was such a help to me when I first came around. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a love for all. Till we meet again pauline. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: George Chaloux - Beverly Hills, FL

“To Dick O'Neill family and friends, So sorry to hear of Pauline's passing. She was very kind to me as a kid growing up in the old neighborhood. May...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Ron Lassman - Lowell, MA

“My condolences to the O'Neill family. I have such fond memories of Pauline. I wish you all peace and comfort at this difficult time. Diane B. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Diane (Dubie) Becquart - MA

“My sincere condolences to the entire family, i have fond memories of Paauline. May she Rest In Peace. ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Thomas Terrio - Naples, FL

“Pauline was always there for. me no matter what,we lauugh we cried., when my kids were little she could not belive I had seven pairs of shoes to. Buy...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Diane Duffy Nutile - Brockton, MA

“Pauline was always there for. me no matter what,we lauugh we cried., when my kids were little she could not belive I had seven pairs of shoes to. Buy...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Diane Duffy Nutile - Brockton, MA

“Dickie and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Pauline. My your hearts be soothed by all of the people she touched in her life, and all...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara Terrio Hayes - Sandwich, MA

“Pauline was one in a million. I met Pauline back in 1986. She took me under her wing and helped me immensely. We became good friends and did alot of...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Katie Kelley - Marlborough, MA

“you were always so very special. so kind and giving to all. I remember when you would come to our house and do hair cuts, hang ,come to birthday...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Marie Bonilla Batista - Waltham, MA

“Will remember the fun and good times we had toghter u will be dearly missed love and prayers to your family my friend till we meet agian ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Katherine Graham - FL - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you as you mourn the loss of your loved one.I live in the same building as Pauline and if I can help you in anyway...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Furman - Waltham, MA


22 of 27 | Posted by: Susan - Newton, MA

“Pauline,I'll always remember your wide smile and eyes. Though we didn't get to spend much time together, as adult life takes us all in different...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Corrine Brown Emge - Northborough, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your loved one. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Furman - Waltham, MA

“We are so sorry for your loss we will miss her smiles at family gatherings butieill hold onto those memories ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Ann Burke - Waltham

“Sorry to the family and friends for your loss. Remember the good times and trust that your loved one is in a better place. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Bob and Jan Ross - Fort Myers, FL

“My sincere sympathy to Pauline's family may she RIP she was always smiling. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara - Waltham, MA


Waltham – Pauline A. O'Neill, of Waltham, died on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 66.

Pauline was born in Waltham on February 3, 1951, the daughter of the late Thomas E. O'Neill and Mary C. (Brown) (O'Neill) Iseman. After graduating from Waltham High School in 1970 she attended Robert and Richard Beauty Academy and later the Massachusetts School of Barbering. She began working as a professional hairdresser in an era when women needed a barber's license to cut men's hair. Until her retirement as a hairdresser she worked for over 20 years at Kevin Max Hair Design in Auburndale. She then went to work for The Labb Corporation, working with special needs students in the Lexington school system . . . she loved her kids and her kids loved 'Miss O".

Pauline helped many people, some in good situations and many in bad situations, with her experience, knowledge and compassion. She enjoyed a fun and active retirement as a woman about town until illness forced her to slow down.

She is survived by her brother and sister, Richard T. 'Dick' O'Neill of Fort Myers, Florida and Mary Catherine Collura (John) of South Hadley; her step-mother, Jerri Burri-O'Neill of Lexington; her cousin, Robbie Brown (Tara) of Stow; her step-siblings, Stephen Burri (Kathy) of Grafton, Martha Festa (Mike) of Medfield, Melinda Burri (Ken Wright) of Carlisle and Lisa Hemmert (Mark) of Seattle, Washington and many nieces and nephews.

Pauline was also a sister of the late CPL Thomas E. O'Neill, Jr., USMC.

Family and friends will honor and remember Pauline's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, January 17th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Pauline's eulogy by her brother Dick:

Pauline was a lot of things to a lot of people. She was a devoted sister, a loving godmother, aunt, and cousin and she was the consummate friend, mentor, and confidant. Pauline helped many "gain control of their lives" and become much happier, productive people.

She was a giver not a taker which may resonate with many of you and may be a reason you are here today. To some with small challenges she was the Good
Samaritan and to others she was their Mother Teresa. She found great personal value in her family. During 7 decades and through 5 generations the O'Neills, Browns and Burris played a very very important part in her life from Hampton Beach to Assateague Island.

Pauline and I were very close growing up for a few reasons. One was because we were Irish twins, born 11 months apart in 1951. Another reason is that we both spent 2 years in first grade - I for good reasons and she (as she claimed?) by choice because she did not want to leave her younger brother behind. In 8th grade we lost our brother Tommy which brought us all closer together and then I learned in 9th grade I had a new identity when I became known as Pauline O'Neill's brother which frankly wasn't a bad thing for me because Pauline was insanely popular. Pauline and I also had a knack (maybe it was genetic?) for picking the same friends like Bobby Burke which meant that we also hung out together in high school. Pauline was personable and very funny. Pauline leaves a legacy of love, kindness, compassion, and understanding and she connected with and impacted a lot of people. She will be missed by all of us and will not be forgotten.