I just received word of the passing of Frank McGill, a charter member of the O’Gara website and prolific contributor to genealogy forums. Frank traced his ancestry to Michael and Ellen O’Gara of Glenmullynaha East, Mayo, Ireland. He was a proud member of the O’Gara clan and generously shared the fruits of his dedicated research. Frank will be missed by all who share an interest in the O’Gara name.
His family provided the following obituary: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Francis Joseph McGill Jr. of the 500 block of Warhawk Road, Chesapeake, VA, died November 2, 2012. He was born in Pawtucket, RI on March 8, 1929 to the late Francis J. McGill and Bridget Agnes O’Connor.
Frank attended St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, and the University of RI. He was in combat as an infantryman in Korea during 1952. He retired after forty years in production engineering at Naval Aviation Depots Quonset Point, RI and Norfolk, VA. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Chesapeake, and was a volunteer at the Chesapeake LDS Family History Library.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Eleanor Higgins McGill; his three daughters and a son: Jane M. Miller and husband Stephen of Memphis, Tennessee; Elizabeth A. Johnson and husband Douglas of Stafford, VA; Andrea M. Reddinger and husband Hans of Severna Park, MD; and James F. McGill of Portsmouth, VA. He is also survived by one brother, and two sisters: James McGill of Charlestown, RI; Sister Madeleine McGill O.P. of Blauvelt, NY; and Patricia Gagnon of Westerly, RI. His brother Thomas McGill, of Pawtucket, RI and sister Dorothy McKinnon, of Little Compton, RI are deceased. Mr. McGill has nine grandchildren: Kyle Fuller; Patrick, Sean, Catherine and Clare Johnson; and Jean-Paul, Brendan, Andrew and Jacques Reddinger; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 621 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. Rev. Romeo D. Jazmin will officiate. Interment will follow in Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk.
A Christian wake service will be held on Thursday, November 8, at 6:00 pm. The family will receive friends afterwards until 8:00pm at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.
Memorial donations can be made in his name to Prince of Peace Church or to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.
Friends are invited to send condolences and to sign the online guest book at www.omanfh.com.