Jean O’Neil McAuliffe of Falmouth, a championship amateur golfer and a commissioner of the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project, died Thursday, June 20, at the age of 91.
A native of Boston, she was given the name Geneo at her birth. Her parents, Eugene Everett O’Neil, a surgeon, and Alice Reardon O’Neil, an equestrian, raised their daughter in West Roxbury and Brookline.
Throughout her life, Ms. McAuliffe was an athlete. Among the sports in which she excelled was golf: she competed in the US Women’s Open Championship, won the Women’s Eastern Amateur Championship and held many other amateur championship titles. She was actively involved in all aspects of golf.
Before she moved to Falmouth, she had lived in Wellesley, where she raised her own family.
She leaves a sister, Alice Reardon O’Neil of Boston; three sons, Edward Anthony of Brookline, Eugene Everett of Beverly, and Mark James of Falmouth; and four granddaughters.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Joseph McAuliffe; her sister Nancy O’Neil Sachtjen; and her granddaughter Casey Toolin McAuliffe.
Visiting hours will be Thursday, June 27, from 4 to 7 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 28, at 10 AM at St. Joseph Church, 33 Millfield Street in Woods Hole.