Estella Marie McNeil

estella mcneil

July 2, 1926 ~ June 26, 2024

Born in: Hoven, South Dakota
Resided in: Vienna, Virginia

Estelle M. McNeil of Vienna, VA. passed away on June 26,2024 at Fairfax Hospital.

She was born in Hoven, South Dakota in 1926 and later moved to Southern California to help for the war effort. She met the love of her life, Jack in 1955. They married and settled down in Vienna, VA.

Estelle and Jack were one of the many families who donated of their time and money in building Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Marks Catholic Church both of Vienna, VA. Estelle was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Volunteering for the Legion’s monthly breakfast fundraiser. She and her contributions to the community will be missed.

Beloved wife to Jack (deceased) for 56 years. Preceding her in her death are parents, George and Harriett, her sister Irene and her brother Bill. Mother to Denise Irish Green, William Irish, David McNeil (deceased) and Patrick McNeil. She is survived by one great grandson, three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mark Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Road, Vienna, VA 22181 on Saturday, August 31, 2024 at 11:00 AM following the Mass a reception will be held at the Vienna American Legion, 330 Center St., North, Vienna, VA 22180

In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to the American Heart Association Or St. Jude Children’s Hospital or The American Legion Auxillary in your area.


Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: August 31, 2024 11:00 am

St. Mark Catholic Church.
9970 Vale Rd
Vienna, Va 22181


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  1. The Owners and Staff at the Money and King Funeral Home, wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call us anytime as we are always available to you.

    Bob Gallagher
    Funeral Director

  2. We have received the Blessings and Love of MOM and Patrick and the family for many years. GOD called home his ANGEL!

  3. I knew Estelle through her work and dedication to the Shepherd Center. I admired so many things about her – she was fierce, independent and giving. I loved working with her. Estelle lived with no regrets – she lived a good life. She will truly be missed. Estelle – “this is not your first rodeo!”

    Wanda Snuggs
    June 28, 2024

  4. We have so many great memories of Estelle. The farm, traveling with mom (Marian Yauss), visits and so much more. Estelle always knew who she was and the family enjoyed being around her and the rest of the McNeil clan. Our hearts go out to Patrick and Denise.

    The Yauss Family

  5. Dennis so sorry to hear about your mom im sure she is with all her love ones who have gone before her. Know she is at peace now.
    Collette and Ken

  6. Always beautiful and cheerful Estelle, you will be greatly missed. You have made volunteering for SCNOVA and OLGC a more joyful experience. Thank you for your kindness and for sharing your lively spirit.

  7. I met Estelle as a fellow volunteer with the Shepherd’s Center. Estelle was a hard worker, always there to help. She was funny, so young at heart. So glad I got to know her. Thoughts and prayers with your family. Glad you are above looking down watching over us. Hugs, Linda Puff

  8. I’ve worked and played with Estelle for a long time! From our first social committee at St Marks to Scov Olgc and the community center!! She was a fun participant and worker! Her drool humor and quick response will be missed!!

  9. Mom,
    You’ve been on my mind a lot the past couple of weeks, and I woke on the morning that you passed and decided to call you when I didn’t get an answer, then I sent you an email and then I dated your birthday card I send you every year which you’ll never see again. I love you Mom and will never forget your smile and your kindness over the years.
    Friendships and Lover are always forever no matter what.
    Bobby T
    It’s funny how we get so caught up in ourselves that we lose track of time and those we care about most. As today becomes tomorrow and yesterday the thought of today. We suddenly awaken to find we have friends that time has taken from us and tomorrow became yesterday and today a day too late. ~T~

  10. Estelle was a lovely woman. She was so funny and brought cheer and laughter with her everywhere she went. I was lucky to have met her. Deepest condolences and much love to her family during this great loss. She was so incredibly special.

  11. The loss of our friend Estelle (Queen Mother of the Red Hat Ladies) , is heartbreaking. Death is something we never get use to. Especially when it is someone that we love. Estelle was love so much by so many. We always kept in contact with her to see how she was doing. Sometimes we would call her or she would call us. Many wonderful memories in the Over 50 Club, at St. Catherine of Siena, where we first met Estelle and Jack in 1998. Jack and I were pretty close because I was in the Navy and was a Yeoman, and Jack was a Chief Yeoman and Marian and I retired from Department of the Navy. All the trips to New York, Atlantic City, Sight & Sound Theater, cruises and other trips where we had big fun. What can I say to the family and friends other than we feel your pain. God Bless Estelle and may God Have Her in His Arms. God Bless Estelle family that are suffering the most, because of their loss.
    Love, David & Marian Wilson, Sr.

  12. Momma McNeil was a dear and close friend of mine for over 35 years. We had a lot of fun working, traveling, and socializing together. She will be greatly missed.
    Hugs and prayers for William, Denise, Patrick, and their families.
    God bless….Bobbi

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