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Tribute to Dennis O’Neill
· Friends Remember
|My brother Dennis passed away December 31st, 2004, suddenly and tragically in an automobile accident near his East Aurora, N.Y. home. As I write this tribute, a few months have now passed. The O’Neill and the Buccella family members and friends have reluctantly moved on with our lives, keenly aware of the huge void, the gaping space in our lives left by
Dennis’ untimely departure.
I know that a pain this deep may never go away. I fear the sense of loss will
always be with us. I am just starting to realize that accepting this painful reality
is how one goes about ‘getting on with your life.’
If you knew him, you know Dennis was an outstanding family man, a level headed,
quick witted, kind, smart, talented and very funny fellow. Unfortunately, he was just
the kind of person who had everything to live for.
It was always obvious he loved Sue and Lauren from the bottom of his heart
and provided for them a wonderful caring home. He could cook a great meal
and build a patio deck. Often on the same day!
Dennis’ other full time family was his colleagues and fellow construction
workers at the Cato Construction Company. I realized, while meeting
some of these fine people at Dennis’ wake how deeply they cared for
him, how important he was to the company and how shocked...