Richard M. O’Neill, 75 of Ridgefield, died in the arms of his family at home on December 4, 2016 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He will be remembered by all who knew him as an incredibly dedicated, mentoring, smart, fun-loving, sweet, kind, caring soul, with wonderful values.
Born in Staten Island, NY in 1941, Dick, as he was known to friends, was industrious with a strong work ethic, beginning as a child with his paper route. He attended St. Peter’s Boys High School in S.I., and upon graduation worked for the Benjamin Moore Paint Company, where he met his wife. While working days there, he attended night school for both his undergraduate and graduate studies, and received a B.A. and M.B.A in Financial Management, both from Pace University.