Condolence & Memory Journal

My sympathy's to Sean's family. I was one one his neighbors in his building in Forest Hills. He was always full of such bright positive energy in the hallways and elevators, and so generous with his time (when we needed a notary). He will be missed.

Posted by Barry Joseph - Forest Hills, NY - neighbor   August 14, 2019

I'm so sorry Sean had to leave us so soon. His kindness and sweetness to me was always very alive in me. I'll pay that forward as best I can. Condolences to family and friends.

Posted by Oscar - New York, NY - Friend   July 31, 2019

To Michael and all the family, please accept our deepest sympathy on your terrible loss. We had so many great times in Dublin, New York and Boston. He was truly one of the very best.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Mary & Walter (Jones) McCann - Dorchester, MA - Friend   July 31, 2019

I am very sad to hear of the sudden passing of Sean. I knew Sean through the IBO and the New York Irish Center. Sean was a true friend of Ireland and the Irish in New York. He will be greatly missed. He was always very helpful to me during my time in NYC. Rest In Peace Sean

Posted by Howard Maxwell - New York, NY - Friend   July 31, 2019

Sincere condolences to Seán's family, nieces and nephews whom he spoke of so often. Seán was my first pal in NYC. Myself, Peter and girls were blessed to have known his friendship, kindness and generousity while posted there. An all round top guy who will remain forever cherised in our thoughts.

Posted by Teresa and Peter Ryan - Wellington City, New Zealand - Friend   July 30, 2019

Sean will be sadly missed at ours and all the Irish events which he supported so well. Rest In Peace to a true gentleman and honorable Irishman.

Posted by The Donegal Association of NY The Donegal Association of NY - New York, NY - Friend   July 30, 2019


Sean was a very special person , his wit , smile , and fun nature was unique. At the St Patrick,s IBO marches , he always made my guests and friends welcome .
He will a big loss and will be sadly missed at the parade he loved so much. Sean , Slan.
John Healy Friend.

Posted by John Healy - New York City, NY - Friend   July 30, 2019

Condolences to the McNeill family. Sean always made me laugh and was always very helpful to me. Rest in Peace Sean.

Posted by Mary Montgomery - Bayside, NY - Friend   July 30, 2019


My condolence to the NcNeill family . I was blessed to have known Sean for many many years . Great times in Cork and New York . Treasured memories always so kind and loyal . Rest In Peace a huge bright light just went on in Heaven . Patricia Larkin Cork

Posted by Patricia Larkin - Cork, NY - Friend   July 30, 2019

I remember the fun times we had. Rest in peace.

Posted by Phyllis Padden Behan - Ireland - Friend   July 30, 2019

My condolences to the McNeill family . God rest your soul Sean. My life was enriched at having known you.

Posted by Jim Borland - New York, NY - Friend   July 29, 2019

Sean was very kind to me and we often had good laughs together at IBO gatherings! He made it possible for me to present my Master's thesis work on the "Holy Wells of Ireland" at the IBO evening meeting, Oct. 2015.
He always offered his helping hand, and his listening ear to you, he was kind, giving and generous! God Speed, Sean! We will truly miss you!

Posted by Margaret May - Brooklyn, NY - Friend   July 29, 2019

You will be missed, Sean happy memories

Posted by Pauline Treacy - Brooklyn, NY - Friend   July 29, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Sean passing I will always remember the great times we had together in Dublin and Boston ,sorry I cannot be with you for the funeral you are all in my prayers .
Dan Walsh St Petersburg Florida

Posted by Dan Walsh - St petersburg, FL - Friend   July 29, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Sean's family and close friends. He was a beautiful person and is missed very much by the New York Irish community.

Posted by Christine McGowan - North Babylon, NY - Friend   July 29, 2019

Sean was the ultimate gentleman. Nothing was a bother to him if he was helping others. During my time in the IBO I had the privilege of being in his company several times. He was always upbeat, positive and very motivated. He went the extra mile to get the task done. He always made me feel valued and treated me like a friend. That's how Sean was! He was one in a million. Rest In Peace Sean.

Posted by Christine McGowan - North Babylon, NY - Friend   July 29, 2019

My deepest sympathy on your great loss. Sean was my good friend and the nicest person I know. His kindness and generosity are only half known. The Irish Community have lost one of the best. I will never forget. Always in my prayers.

Posted by Bernadette McManus - Kingwood, TX - Friend   July 29, 2019

Sean will forever remain in my heart.He was a very special person. So loved our talks about being Irish!.Sean your blessed with excellent company.You were loved by all who met you.

Posted by Barbara O'Brien - Cliffside Park, NJ   July 29, 2019

Sean was a good friend who always looked out for me and took me under his wing on the New York Irish-American scene. I was so grateful for his friendship and guidance, thank you Sean for everything. We at The Irish Echo are all praying for your soul and your family

Posted by Sarah Ní Mháirtín - New York, NY - Friend   July 29, 2019

I cannot attend the service but knew Sean through various Irish organic and events. He was always a warm face at the Consulate networking breakfast, or an IBO meeting, or the countless other ways he shared his heritage in the community. Sean listened to concerns, offered support and sage advice, and always greeted with a smile. I wish I had known he wasn't well, as there are regrets at not being able to say goodbye. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Tim Borchers - New York, NY - Friend   July 29, 2019


R.I.P Sean

Posted by Colm McStay - New York, NY   July 29, 2019

My deepest condolences for your loss. Sean's death will be felt deeply within the community for years to come. His heart was as generous as his smile. I did not know him long, but he made me feel like I knew him forever. I wish I could pay my respects in person but I will be sitting for the New York Bar Exam on Wednesday. I will say a rosary to his memory that evening.

Posted by Luci Joe Smith - New York, NY - Friend   July 29, 2019

How lucky we've been to know such a fine fellow.

Posted by David Staller - New York, NY - Friend   July 29, 2019