Obituary for Neil Pineo – Hathaway Funeral Homes


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Neil Pineo passed away in the comfort of his home and entered into the arms of his loving heavenly father, on January 8th, 2023.  Neil was born on May 29, 1940 in Dighton MA.  He and his sisters, Norma Pineo and Nancy (Pineo) Bourdeau, were triplets.  He was the son of the late Benjamin and Nellie (McGinnis) Pineo, and was raised in Taunton, MA.
Neil graduated from Taunton High School in 1958.  He served in the United States Army from 1959-1963 deployed to Berlin, Germany to stand guard between the East and West side while the Berlin Wall was erected.  He attended the NCA Academy. After finishing his military commitment, Neil worked for the New England Telephone Co. for thirteen years. He married his doting bride, Joyce (Leonard) Pineo on June 14, 1969 at Winthrop Street Baptist Church in Taunton, MA.  In 1980, Neil enrolled in Barrington College, Barrington, R.I. and graduated in 1984 with a B.S. in Biblical Studies.  He continued his studies and earned a Master’s degree of Ministry from Bethany Seminary in Dotha, AL.
Neil established and pastored the Church in Raynham, Agape Chapel, and countless people until the very last day of his life.  He led small group bible studies for many years up until months before his passing.  His passion was to show others the love of Jesus. Neil built a homestead for his family in Raynham with his own hands in 1972.  He spent the rest of his life selflessly serving his neighbors, friends, and anyone in need.  
Neil was known as “Papa” to his grandchildren and attended every sporting event and activity that he possibly could.  Papa was quite the comedian, making everyone laugh.  He kept his family humored, even into his last days of life just to make everyone feel comfort and at peace.   
Neil is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce Pineo, his daughters, Lisa Reid and Sharon Gray, his grandchildren, Christopher Hale, Emily Reid, Julia Gray, Caitlin Reid, and Chloe Reid.  He is brother to the late Carroll Pineo, David Pineo and Elaine (Pineo) DeCosta.  He is survived by his sisters Norma Pineo, Nancy (Pineo) Bourdeau and her husband Jean, and sister Alice (Pineo) Perry, and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a private graveside service for immediate family and a memorial service to be announced later, please check back for details His arrangements are under the care of Crapo Hatahway Funeral Home 350 Somerset Ave. Taunton.
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