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Arthur Paul MacNeil


rthur Paul MacNeil was born on June 16, 1951 in Norfolk, Massachusetts to Arthur and Marjorie MacNeil. He passed away on October 23, 2016 at Largo Medical Center.


Arthur was preceded in death by his son Billy MacNeil, brothers Billy and Danny MacNeil, and sister Jean Collins. Arthur is survived by his wife Dianne of 20 years; son Paul MacNeil of Hampton, New Hampshire; daughters Brenda MacNeil of Largo, Florida, Karen Mainville of Uxbridge, Massachusetts and Jillian MacNeil of Uxbridge, Massachusetts; brothers James MacNeil of Bellingham, Massachusetts, Richard MacNeil of Attleboro, Massachusetts, Russell MacNeil of Bellingham, Massachusetts; sister Judy Collins of Largo, Florida; grandchildren Sean MacNeil, Liam MacNeil, Teirnan MacNeil, Quinn MacNeil, Thomas Mainville, Jaclyn Blair, Joseph Blair, Elleigh, Kaylee, Jaxson, and Aaron; great-grandchild Ayden and many nieces and nephews.

Military History and Awards

PFC Arthur MacNeil entered into the United States Marine Corps on June 20, 1968 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. At the time of his discharge he was entitled to wear the National Defense Service Medal and Marine Corps Good Conduct Award on his uniform. Arthur was a 70% disabled Marine. After his honorable discharge Arthur was very involved in the American Postal Worker Union where served as both President and legislative director. He will be loved and missed by many.


The family of Arthur MacNeil will be scheduling a private celebration of life at a later date. Please call Veterans Funeral Care for further service information.

Friends and family are invited to share a memory and sign his guestbook below.

Arthur MacNeil PFC Marine Corps

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  • Peter L. says:

    Rest in Peace Art you’re already missed

  • Colleen O'Brien says:

    Art always treated me with love,tenderness and care. The lives of my brother Paul, his other siblings, his sons, his wife and the rest of his family will forever be changed. Art brought such love, happiness, light and of course music into the lives of everyone he touched. You will be missed Art. Say hello to our mom. Much love to you the family at this difficult time.

  • Marian G. Baker says:

    Art was a true leader of union workers and Democrats. A caring man who loved his children and grandchildren and would speak proudly about them. Going to miss our discussions Art.
    Remember vote Dem.

  • Karen Donegan says:

    Our deepest condolence to the family

    Karen and Ed

  • Bob Fitzgerald says:

    My Condolences to the Family….Rest in Peace Brother.

  • James P.Mac Neil says:

    From all the Mac Neil cousins our condolences to the entire family. Artie will be greatly missed he was a great and loving man. He as well as the rest of the family will be in our prayers and thoughts. We were so happy we got to see him in Sept. Rest in pease cuz.
    Love from all and god bless

  • Michael Lee says:

    It was a pleasure to have worked with Art both on the floor and in the Union. We have lost a good man. My prayers are with the family.

  • Jessyca Nickerson says:

    Jill & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know how close you were with him and how important he has been in your life. If you need ANYTHING….ANYTHING at all please let me know. Even if you just need to vent to someone who has sadly been thru it before. I AM HERE TO LISTEN , help….ANYTHING!!!! ♡ u hun!!!

  • Ann Albro-Mathieu says:

    I am just in shock. One day you were excited about having the surgery, and the next day you were gone. Your last Facebook post still haunts me in which you said “hope to be talking about my surgery over the next few days, otherwise it was nice knowing you.” You just never know. May you rest in peace, and my heartfelt condolences to your family and closest friends.

  • Anthony Gentile says:

    My deepest sympathy to the MacNeil Family.
    My the joy of knowing all the good that Artie has performed on earth earned him into the gates of Heaven.
    Peace to all.

  • Christy (Collins) White says:

    Uncle Art, what an amazing man he was. I still can’t believe he gone. It doesn’t seem real. He was always a voice of praise and encouragement. He loved deeply and with his whole heart and he would make sure you knew. He was passionate and empathetic. He was the kind of man that would give you the shirt off his back if he knew you needed it. His memory will live on and in in pictures, videos, and memories. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. I’m already missing his comments on all my Facebook posts and all of our Words With Friends games now remain unplayed. It’s so surreal. Uncle Art, I sure hope you knew how very much you were loved and what an impact you made on so many people, in so many ways. ❤️

  • Janice kelble says:

    Artie was a dedicated union brother and will be missed. Wishing peace and many good memories for all of his friends & family.
    Rest in peace brother.

  • Ken Fitzpatrick says:

    Our condolences to Diane and Family. I know Art was proud of his service in the Marines, as we talked of it many times. Having served in the Navy there was always good natured ribbing between us and respect for the time we served. Artie was a great friend and union brother. We knocked on many doors together during elections, picketed on many union lines and supported not only the APWU but all of our union brothers and sisters. Your good work didnt go unnoticed brother and was appreciated by all who knew you. We always finished all of our union activities with the saying “the struggle continues”. Well we will take that over for you now brother so you can rest in peace.

  • Linda & Bob Hankey says:

    Our deepest condolences to all of you feeling this loss. All of our prayers are with Art and his family. Rest in Peace old friend.

  • Katie Boisvert says:

    You are well missed every day, the whole family misses you but we all know you’re in a lovely place now and joined with your brothers & sister. you are one of the most well liked family members and i know you are missed and loved unconditionally. You always knew exactly how to make every ones day complete with just a smile and that laugh we will always miss. That heart felt, lovable laugh that will always be engraved in my heart and as well as every one else’s. You are loved, Uncle Art. Very much, and i know you;re looking down on everyone making sure we all stay healthy and safe. I love you lots.