Helen May McNeil
October 10, 1937- May 9, 2017
Helen May McNeil, 79, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away May 9, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 10, 1937 in Washington, D.C. to Robert V. and Helen M. (Gibbs) Speiden. She was raised in the Washington area, living in Columbia Park and Carmody Hills, MD. She graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1955. She met and married Lauren Dean “Breadman” McNeil December 31, 1957 and they lived in Palmer Park, MD until moving to Prince Frederick in 1968. Helen was employed in food services with Calvert County Schools, and was the cafeteria manager at Calvert High School prior to retiring in 2008. Helen played softball in her youth and in high school, and enjoyed bowling, playing solitaire, raising sheep dogs and her cat, and spending time with friends and family, especially her grand-daughter.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband and parents, sisters Gertrude Bean and Josephine Noone, and brothers Robert “Sonny” Speiden, Jr. and Ronald R. Speiden. She is survived by sons Mark K. McNeil of Benedict, Dennis M. McNeil of Washington, D.C. and Christopher P. McNeil of Prince Frederick, her granddaughter Taylor L.C. McNeil, a brother Charles E. “Buck” Speiden of Churchton, MD, and a sister Catherine Vann of Fort Valley, VA.
Saturday, May 20, 2017