For 15 years, Father Tom O’Neill provided our university community remarkable and inspiring service and leadership.
His beloved Viterbo community was very important to him; and, he embraced all of us as his extended family, friends, and colleagues. In the prime of life and in his preparation for death, Fr. Tom inspired so many of us. He was present wherever we were…as a priest, talented homilist, advisor, mentor, proud Irishman, colleague, student advocate, and yes—even a sports announcer at V-Hawk games. Most importantly, he was a friend who will be deeply missed. As we remember Fr. Tom and his family in our thoughts and prayers, may we honor him by serving others in ways of peace and goodness.
Though our hearts are heavy, Fr. Tom wanted us to celebrate his life and contributions, rather than to mourn his passing.
Now that his earthly journey has been completed, we rejoice in the goodness of the Lord, assured that Fr. Tom O’Neill is at peace in His eternal Kingdom.
Viterbo University President