Gertrude “Trudy” O’Neil, 85, of Miami, Florida, passed away on November 18, 2019, in McDonough, Georgia surrounded by her loved ones. Born on May 21, 1934 to Clara and Charles Prtune she lived most of her life in Brooklyn & Queens, New York prior to moving to Miami in 1982. Trudy was employed by Miami Dade Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition for 25+ years.
She married Frank, the love of her life, in 1954. Trudy is survived by her four children: Linda Boccio, Frank O’Neil (Janet), Donna Russo and Colleen Rembisz (Robert), eight grandchildren: Ryan Anderson, Thomas Boccio, Jennifer Russo-Deane, Kevin O’Neil, Anthony Russo, Kelly O’Neil, Eric O’Neil and Kristen Rembisz, two (soon to be three) great grandchildren: Callie Russo, Benjamin O’Neil, “Baby Joe” Russo - arriving in March 2020 and two siblings: Marie Greene and Caroline Shea.
Trudy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who would make sure that her family was taken care of. She was notorious for her cooking and was always making sure you were well fed. She was known to be a loving, stubborn handful - but she played into that part well!
Words cannot express how dearly she will be missed, but she will now join our father, her husband of 65 years in heaven.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 from 4-7PM at Stanfill Funeral Home 10545 South Dixie Highway in Pinecrest.
A reunion occurred in heaven last month
Of the sweetest and most joyful kind
As Mom’s spirit moved beyond this earth
Released from her mortal life
And what a reunion it must have been!
A joy beyond our conceiving
When Mom met Dad in heaven again
Ending her dignified grieving
And we are certain Dad is still holding Mom’s hand
While she cherishes each moment by his side
And they’re experiencing the joy of being together again
Catching up on the time they were denied
We are confident they are also looking over us
Hoping this happiness will lessen our pain
As we contemplate the joy that they finally feel
Now that they are together again
And though we’ll miss them terribly
And will long for them with deepest grief
We are reminded that love is more powerful than death
And this knowledge gives us comfort and peace
We can still feel their love surround us
Giving us a desire to continue on
To try our best to live our lives well
In the ways they would have done
For we know this isn’t the only reunion
Someday we’ll be called back to be with them
For life can lead us to greater happiness
With the Lord and our loved ones in heaven
So although we’ll miss our Mom profoundly
Our grief is somewhat lessened
For we are comforted knowing that she led a good life
And she and Dad are now together in heaven