Charity being set up to honor Cocoanut Grove fire victims
It was Nov. 28, 1942. Thomas and Catherine O’Neil had just gone to the Boston College-Holy Cross football game and were at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub for dinner and dancing. The O’Neils shared a meal with Thomas’s sister, Isabelle O’Neil, and her date, William O’Connor, and were ready to head home. Isabelle went to use the restroom, while the others paid the bill and got the coats.