An Appreciation: Jim O’Neil

Kyle Anderson’s last memory of his Clark Road neighbor Jim O’Neil was, typically, of a small act of kindness. On November 9, “he rolled the recycling and trash bins from the street to the garage of a neighbor who lives alone.”

Mr. O’Neil, 81, who died unexpectedly on November 10, “was a special man with a special place in Bedford history,” Anderson declared. “He cared deeply for his family, neighbors, and the Town of Bedford.”

Other friends, neighbors, and government leaders agreed.

Remembering Kevin Sullivan

In the words of Past District Governor Bob Cassidy, this has been a difficult time for the Rotary Club of Bedford, as it has suffered a terrible loss. “How do you say goodbye to an old friend who has been a member of Rotary for 35 years?

“Past President, Group Study Exchange Team Leader, Unsung Hero of Rotary District7910, and whether it was RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), ESSEX (Eastern States Student Exchange), or Gift of Life. When the Gift of Life New England corporation was started back in 1999, Kevin and Ellen were on the original Board of Directors.

“If it involved children and students, especially those from other countries, Kevin Sullivan was whole-heartedly involved,” wrote Cassidy, “Kevin and his dear wife Ellen, have hosted numerous students and children from all over the world.”

“If it involved children and students, especially those from other countries, Kevin Sullivan was whole-heartedly involved,” wrote Cassidy, “Kevin and his dear wife Ellen, have hosted numerous students and children from all over the world.”

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