Ivy Dorothy (Goldberg) O’Neil
Was born on January 17, 1928 in Washington D.C., her father Frank was 28 and her mother Ary was 25. She had one son and three daughters with Harry Hugh Grey, Who passed away in 1956 of Hodgkin’s disease. She also had one son with her second husband John Russel Henson that also passed away of a heart attack in 1990. She then married Eugene Patrick Oneil on November 8, 1997 in upper Marboro Maryland until he passed away in the year 2009. She had six brothers and four sisters. She went to rest in her Saviors arms on March 3, 2021.
Ivy’s children and family as well as her Catholic faith was very important to her. She worked many years in the Prince Georges County school system at Duval high school until she retired. During her retirement she was so honored to take part in the excavation of artifacts at Darnell’s Chance in upper Marboro Maryland with her best friends Shirley and Joe Masterocco. She was an avid Redskins fan, enjoyed bowling and bingo as well as traveling when she could. She and her husband Eugene were very active in 80th infantry Blue Ridge division veterans association. Her nickname was “Cookie Monster” because she enjoyed eating and sharing all types and flavors of cookies with everyone
She was preceded in death by husband Eugene O’Neil; John Russell Henson ( father of son John Robert) and Harry Hugh Grey ( father to her elder children); parents, Ary (Dewalt) and Frank Goldberg; step-son Eugene Patrick O’Neil III; siblings Mildred Hicks, Frank Goldberg, Ida Nichols, John Goldberg , David Goldberg and Robert Goldberg.
Ivy is survived by children, Ivy Catherine Young (Carl), Harry Eugene Grey (Sheila), Patricia Irene Mood (Les), Jacqueline Marie Heyne (Donald), and John Robert Henson (Sharon); Step-children, Mary Kathleen May, Timothy Sean O’Neil (Diane), Jeffery Lewis O’Neil, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; her sisters, Ethel Turner, Elizabeth (Betty) Springirth; her brothers, Harry Dewalt, Aaron Goldberg and numerous nieces and nephews.
In Lou of flowers, please consider making a donation to Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 14908 Main St. upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue,Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601, https://act.alz.org/ donate.