Francis J. O’Donnell Jr., 89, of West Long Branch, passed away peacefully on July 6, joining his mother, Delia Clark O’Donnell; his father, Francis J. O’Donnell; his sister, Eileen Murphy; and his brother, James O’Donnell in eternal life.
Frank was born and raised in Bayonne and served with the US Navy during World War II achieving the rank of coxswain mate. He was also a past commander of the Bayonne American Legion Post 19. He graduated from George Washington University School of Government in 1950 and then joined his father’s real estate and insurance firm, the O’Donnell Agency, in Bayonne. He was a licensed real estate and insurance broker and a certified real estate appraiser. He married Florence L. Domenico and they lived in Bayonne before moving to Allenhurst.
Frank was a longtime member of the Spring Lake Golf Club and the New Jersey Board of Appraisers. He served on the Board of Trustees for Pamrapo Savings Bank in Bayonne as well as the Bayonne Board of Realtors.
He was most proud of his role as a husband, father and grandfather. Frank is survived by his wife of 63 years, Florence; his children, Dr. Francis J. O’Donnell III and Guy T. O ‘Donnell, Esq and his wife, Colleen; and his grandchildren, Francis Joseph, Jacqueline, Guy Thomas Jr., Sean and Christopher.
Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations made be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 400 Morris Ave, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or alznj.org.
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