Arthur Joseph O'Neill

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Arthur Joseph O'Neill
Bishop of Rockford Diocese
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Rockford Diocese
In office 1968–1994
Predecessor Loras Thomas Lane
Successor Thomas G. Doran
Ordination March 27, 1943
Personal details
Born (1917-12-14)December 14, 1917
East Dubuque, Illinois, United States
Died April 27, 2013(2013-04-27) (aged 95)
Rockford, Illinois, United States
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Arthur Joseph O'Neill (December 14, 1917 – April 27, 2013) was an American bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. At the time of his death, he was one of oldest American Roman Catholic bishops.[1]

O'Neill was born in East Dubuque, Illinois and was ordained a priest on March 27, 1943. Pope Paul VI appointed O'Neill bishop of the Rockford Diocese on August 19, 1968 and he was consecrated a bishop on October 11, 1968. O'Neill retired from the Rockford Diocese April 19, 1994.[2]

O'Neill died on April 27, 2013 at the age of 95.


  1. ^ David M. Cheney. "Bishop Arthur Joseph O’Neill [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Rockford Diocese". Retrieved 2012-11-18. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Loras Thomas Lane
Bishop of Rockford
Succeeded by
Thomas G. Doran