Niall O'ShaughnessyMilton, GA, 1955 - 2015 0comment
Niall O'Shaughnessy, age 59, of Milton, Ga. and formerly of North Little Rock, Ark., passed away Sept. 16, 2015 of brain cancer. An All-American in Track while at the University of Arkansas, Niall earned both a bachelors and master's degree in Civil Engineering. He also competed in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. After graduation, Niall went to work for the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology, being named Arkansas State Employee of the Year by then Governor Bill Clinton. He left the State in 1988 to work for CH2MHill, an international consulting engineering firm where he was a project engineer and project manager. Niall was an Environmental Engineer specializing in water management.
Niall began working at Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (now WestRock Company) in 2010. He joined the company as a senior engineering manager for water and wastewater in the firm's Environmental Department. Niall's former manager states, "During his tenure, Niall managed the company's largest and most complex wastewater projects. He had an incredible mix of skills; the breadth and depth of his knowledge was remarkable. Niall always knew more than anyone else in the room about the management of wastewater but had a humble and genuine way of delivering advice that put everyone at ease. He also was incredibly dedicated to his work, spending many nights and holidays traveling across the country to help facilities that were having problems. Niall was an exemplary engineer. More importantly, he was a true gentleman, friend, all around great person and is greatly missed."
Niall is survived by his loving wife, Marcia and two sons, Thomas and Stephen, also of Milton. He is also survived by his mother, Angela O'Shaughnessy and brothers: David, Peter, Barry, John, and Mark and sisters, Suzanne and Fiona.
The family will receive friends, Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5-8 p.m. at Northside Chapel, 12050 Crabapple Rd, Roswell, GA 30075. A funeral mass will be held Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 535 Rucker Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004.
Published September 21, 2015