Mitchell Owen O'Neill

  • Born: March 9, 1972
  • Died: December 13, 2015
  • Location: Westtown, New York

Strong-Basile Funeral Home

4 Oak Street
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925

Tel. (845) 477-8240

Tribute & Message From The Family

On the morning of December 13, 2015, Mitchell Owen O'Neill of Westtown, NY, passed away unexpectedly while at home with family. Mitchell was 43 years old.

Mitchell was born in Queens, NY and moved to Greenwood Lake as a young child with his family. A longtime resident of Orange County, Mitchell attended the Greenwood Lake Schools and was a 1991 graduate of John S Burke Catholic High School in Goshen, NY. Mitchell was a valued employee of Gap Warehouse in Fishkill, NY.

Mitchell lead a varied and unique life. While other mere mortals would be camping in a tent with normal comforts, Mitchell and his SCA Mackay clansmen would spend up to two weeks trying to recreate living and camping conditions of the 17th century. Known as Eion O'Mally to his clanmates and his many Pennsic and Rennie friends. He was Quartermaster of MacKay's Pirates and was an Archer and Rogue. It was not unusual to see him walking around in 17th century garb with a stuffed duck in his belt. Mitchell also loved playing games of all sorts, from paintballing to Dungeons and Dragons, card games and LAN parties, it was not uncommon to see invites for game nights. Of his many varied journeys, his most important one lead him to his beloved life partner Jacqui Heard and ultimately his greatest journey as a father to Grace Ann O'Neill.

Mitchell was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Martin and Elizabeth O'Neill and Thomas and Marie Houston, and his niece, Asheton Marie Bandy. He is survived by his daughter Grace Ann O'Neill; his life partner and mother of Grace, Jacqui Heard; his parents, Thomas and Marie O'Neill; his sisters and their spouses, Christine and Brian Bandy, Karen and Jason Sticco; his nieces and nephew, Callista and Rylee Bandy, Mikayla and Jacob Sticco; 12 cousins and their 26 children/grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Strong Baslie Funeral Home, 4 Oak St Greenwood Lake, on Thursday December 17th from 2-4 and 7-9. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church, 41 Windermere Ave, on Friday December 18th at 10am.

He was a gentle soul with a heart of gold. He will forever be missed, but never forgotten.

Arrangements by Strong Basile Funeral Home 845-477-8240 or


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mitch had a heart of gold he was the most geeky person you could ever meet but he was always willing to help anybody he would take his shirt off his back to help you he was funny, he was competitive he was always trying to find the right answer we've had our laughs and we had our tiffs. but we always came back the next day or a few hours later and said that we were sorry to each other and then we laughed. He was a good hearted man and he is loved his Gracie oh my god he loves his baby gir. Miitch would talk about her all the time at work it breaks my heart but he's not there no more. I can't even go into the place knowing that he use to sit right next to me and he's not going to be there anymore. but I know he's here in spirit God rest his soul I know he's in heaven looking down upon us. rest in peace Mitch God bless

Posted by kelly wright - walden, NY - friend   December 17, 2015

My fondest memories were the winter I spent with Mitchell, Chris and Marie and Uncle Frank and Aunt Marie in Orange County 30 years ago.
Watching Star Trek - The Next Generation and skiing in Vernon Valley.
Mitchell was bright, unique and most definitely established a unique path in his journey toward Christ.
God Bless Mitchell and the family he leaves behind.

Posted by Michael O'Neill - Miami Lakes, FL - Cousin   December 17, 2015

You leave behind broken hearts. But yours is with our lord...Until we meet again...I Love you Mitchell.

Posted by Christine O'Neill - Royal Palm Beach, FL - cousin   December 16, 2015


I will miss you Mitchell. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Margie - West PalmBeach, FL - cousin   December 16, 2015