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Marion L. O'Donnell

July 12, 1926 ~ July 21, 2022 (age 96)


Marion L. O’Donnell of Weymouth, formerly of Braintree passed away peacefully on July 22,2022.  Youngest Daughter of late Charles and Helen (Ellen )O’Donnell of Dorchester. Sister to the late Charles O’Donnell of Milton, the late Leo 0’Donnell of Dorchester and the late Eugene O’Donnell of Dorchester, and late sister of Helen O’Donnell of Brighton and the late cousin of Mary Carey with whom she lived with for many years. She is survived by her sister-in-law Sheila O’Donnell of Braintree. She is also survived and incredibly loved by many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.  Marion or “Marnie” as many people called her was born and raised in Dorchester. She was a woman of elegance, dignity and sophistication. She loved to shop and always found the best bargains at second-hand stores. She strived to look “marvelous” and be her best self. She dressed “to the nines” for all her outings and beamed when complimented knowing her find was a bargain. She had a keen eye for jewelry and loved all kinds and had drawers of necklaces, rings and clip-on earrings which always accessorized her outfits. Her eye for fashion did not end there as she loved pocketbooks. She had quite the collection of her own of various sizes, designers and colors. She often commented on pocketbooks of others even to the staff in the nursing home where she spent her last years.  Marion also had a passion for sewing, a gift she learned from her own mother and would often sew blankets for others.  She lived in Braintree for many years. She worked as an administrator for the State of Massachusetts. When she was not working, she loved to travel. Marion frequented Atlantic City, Rockport and New York. She traveled to various countries in Europe, one her favorite spots was Italy as well as a cruise to Bermuda.

Marion also loved the stock market . In addition to the stock market , she loved having conversations with people about various current events , politics and religion . She genuinely wanted to know about others and their lives . She enjoyed family gatherings and going out to eat with family and friends. She looked forward to these events for good company food and cheer. Predeceased by her siblings , Marion was a caretaker . She took care of many of her siblings towards the end of their lives and believed family was everything . She will be remembered for her kindness , gentleness , sophistication and a love for life and family .

A funeral service will be held on Thursday July 28th at 10:00 AM at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Avenue, Milton, MA .  Visiting will be prior to the service from 9:00-10:00 AM.  Burial will be at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.


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