Brian P. O’Neill

Brian P. O’Neill, a retired fire department dispatcher, died at Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, after a long illness, Friday February 3, 2012. He was 57 years old. Born and raised in Quincy, he attended Mass. Hospital School in Canton. Brian was employed at Instron Instruments in Canton and later worked as a dispatcher for the Lexington Fire Dept for several years. An accomplished musician, Brian was self-taught on the guitar, keyboard and saxophone. He also wrote and performed his own songs. Father of Christal Snell of Woburn. Son of the late William T. “Brother” and Gertrude “Sis” (Kerrigan) O’Neill. Brother of Attorney Peter O’Neill of Quincy, Ellen M. Matranga of Weymouth, Patricia A. and her husband George Wirtz of Quincy, Michael A. O’Neill and his wife Deborah of Weymouth, Christina O’Neill of Quincy and the late Paul K. O’Neill, William “Bill” O’Neill, Nancy A. Duff and Evelyn Walsh. Brian is also survived by many nieces and nephews. At Brian’s request, funeral services are private.