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Joseph E. O'Donnell

Obituary for Joseph E. O'Donnell

January 23, 1928 - October 22, 2018
Norristown, Pennsylvania | Age 90


Joseph E. O'Donnell of Norristown passed away peacefully on October 22, 2018 at the age of 90. Born in Philadelphia on January 23, 1928, he was the son of the late Florence and Harry O'Donnell. He graduated from Frankford High School and played varsity football while attending. He proudly served our country in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. Joe loved boating and docked some of his boats at The Farley State Marina in New Jersey. He also enjoyed golfing, and spending time with his wife, Rosemary, at their winter house in Hutchinson Island, Florida. Joe was an avid Eagles fan, was involved with coaching youth football, and loved rowing as well. He had a successful career as an auditor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Rosemary, and his children Karen Stacy (Ricky), Noreen O'Donnell Wilson (Mike), Dennis O'Donnell, Marie O'Donnell, Patricia O'Donnell, Joseph O'Donnell (Linda), Brian O'Donnell, Glenn O'Donnell (Leanie), and Rosemary O'Donnell Dalesandro (Ed). He was predeceased in death by his son, Sean O'Donnell. Joe is also survived by his grandchildren Michelle, Tammy, Keleigh, Shelina, Brendan, Elizabeth, Steven, Dan, Jennifer, Sean, Kevin, Shea, and Eddie, and great-grandchildren Conor, Ethan, Evan, Mackenzie, Noelle, Daniel, Nova, Nolan, and Elizabeth.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Joe's life on Monday October 29 at Visitation BVM, 196 N Trooper Rd. in Eagleville, 19403 from 10:00 – 10:50 AM, with his Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heartland Hospice.

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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