Support for Brian O'Neill
On New Year’s Eve, Brian O’Neill (51) was having dinner with close friends and family. He tragically aspirated a piece of meat. Several friends attempted to dislodge the blockage in his windpipe, unsuccessfully. Brian suffered brain damage from lack of oxygen and is now in critical condition on life support.
Brian has been married to his high school sweetheart Joan for 25 years. Brian and Joan have 20-year-old twins, Patrick and Ryan, who are juniors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Brian's life revolved around his wife, sons, family, and friends. He was an active member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and was a youth basketball and baseball coach in the Omaha community. He has profoundly and positively impacted the lives of his family, friends, and associates and is loved by many.
Many have asked how they can help. We created this page for his friends, family, and others to support unexpected medical costs and other expenses surrounding this horrible tragedy. As a healthy and fit 51-year-old there was no way to foresee this happening. Brian and his family appreciate the love, prayers, and support that have been sent their way.
We love you Brian.
See TV news report and articles from New York Post and Omaha World Herald below:
Mar 1, 1965 – Jan 7, 2017
Preceded in death by father-in-law, Dr. Louis M. Vieceli. Survived by wife, Joan M. O’Neill; twin sons, Patrick and Ryan; parents, Mark and Pat O’Neill; siblings, Mike O’Neill (Debbie) and Kerri Mohnsen (Brian); mother-in-law, Pauline Vieceli; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Carol Vieceli Seffron, Michael Vieceli, David Vieceli, Lynne Miller (Paul), Matt Vieceli (Heidi), and Mark Vieceli (Tracey); nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; other relatives and many friends.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 10th from 2pm to 5pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. VISITATION resumes at the church at 6:30pm Tuesday, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 10:30am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Private Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.
Prayers from Portland, Oregon
Sorry for your lost live will get better.p
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of this gentleman....May God be with you
Prayers from Birmingham, Alabama
Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Love you AO.