Marie Dolores O’Neill, “Lori”, passed away May 5th, 2018 at Penn Hospice at 73 years of age. Left-handed, un-married, without children she had many friends and companions over the years. She was generally described as “smart”.
Marie lived in the Oxford Circle section of Philly for 53 years and in the Logan/Art Museum area for 20 years. She graduated from Saint Martin of Tours; Little Flower high, and received her degree from Temple University. She was a paralegal manager at Dechert LLP aka. Dechert Price and Rhodes, an international law firm of more than 900 lawyers in 28 locations around the world.
Her half great granduncles, Pat and Mike Shugrue were Sheriffs in Dodge City and Pat succeeded William B. (Bat) Masterson.
The Irish roots of Marie are long and deep with some ancestors coming from Castlemaine, others from Cork in Ireland and some from Germany, but the Lithuanian roots are a bit deeper.
Grandpop O’Neill, — William J. Sr, who was Irish and German & grandmother Kathryn (Catherine?) Emanual Allison Raith whose father was a German Raith and her mother was an Irish Sughrue therefore Katherine was 50% Irish and 50% German whose Shugrue grandmother was an Irish Sughrue and Irish Flavahan from Timothy Sughrue and Julia Cronin. Cronin came from a Cronin and a McHenry. The Sughrue info goes back to about 1793. On the Raith (German) side the record shows it goes back to about 1760 or so in the South West of Germany and the area around Heidelberg, Baden-Wurtemburg and the Black Forrest.
On Mom’s side 100% Lithuanian.
Dad was 75% Irish, 25% German, – based on half of his fathers ancestry and half of his mothers. .
Marie was 50% Lithuanian from Mom and 37.5% Irish and 12.5% German from Dad.
Lori was clearly light-hearted and happiest in her Philly home.
Marie loved cosmopolitan Philadelphia great libations and her nieces and nephews. Hobbies included trips to European and African locations, –Lithuania, Morocco, Egypt, Prague, Paris, and Ireland as well as Nova Scotia and Kansas. She left behind two older brothers, Bill and Frank; five nieces, Terree, Traci, Suzanne, Nancy and Megan; one nephew, Christopher; five grandnieces Autumn, Sequoya, Aidyn, Bryn, and Francesca, four grandnephews, Hunter, Roark, Zachery and Egan, a grandneice Caroline, and a great grand step-nephew Alex Scofield of Philadelphia as well as her cousins Patricia Doyle-Kras, Ed, Dorthy and Dave Danasavich, Frank McDonald, Joe, Paul and Anton Stone. Her Dodge City ancestors, the twin sheriffs Pat and Mike Shugrue were born in County Kerry, Ireland. Marie was delighted to travel to Dodge City, Kansas for a Shugrue family reunion.
Marie rarely missed a birthday, a dance recital, or a family gathering. She enjoyed her independent cosmopolitan life in the city as well as her travels to other places and to the homes of her relatives. Her ashes will be suitably dispersed over the land. She remains in our hearts and our memory.