Florence O’Donnell, 85, of West Long Branch, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 16. She was born in Bayonne to the late Thomas and Louise DiDomenico. Florence graduated from DP Sweeney High School and Bayonne Junior College taking a job at the O’Donnell Agency in Bayonne where she met her husband Francis J. O’Donnell. She married on April 18, 1953 and spent 63 happy years with her husband, “Buddy,” until his passing last July. The couple resided in Allenhurst.
Florence “Sis” O’Donnell was a past president of the Bayonne Women’s Club and St. Peter’s Prep Mother’s Club as well as being active in a number of charitable organizations over the years.
A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she was known for her lively personality and generous heart. Sis is survived by her sons, Dr. Francis J. O’Donnell of Columbus, Ohio, Guy T. O’Donnell, Esq., and daughter-in-law Colleen R. O’Donnell of West Long Branch. Florence had five grandchildren, Francis Joseph, Jacqueline, Guy Thomas Jr. Sean and Christopher.
Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 400 Morris Ave Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or www.alznj.org.
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