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Richard J. O'Donnell

Born: Tue., Jun. 4, 1940
Died: Sat., Mar. 14, 2020


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 18, 2020
Location: Ruffenach Funeral Home , Drexel Hill

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM, Thu., Mar. 19, 2020
Location: St. Dorothy Church

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 19, 2020
Location: St. Dorothy Church

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1940 – 2020


          Richard J. O’Donnell, known by family and friends as Dick, died on March 14, 2020 at the age of  79. A lifetime resident of Delaware County he and his wife Mary settled in Drexel Hill where they raised their family. He graduated from Msgr. Bonner High School and St. Joseph University. He served in the United States Navy. After his service he became a longtime employee of Bell Telephone/Verizon. What Dick loved most was spending time with his family, especially in Ocean City, New Jersey. 


         He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary D. (nee Hayden) O’Donnell and is survived by his children R. John (Marcy) O’Donnell, Anne-Marie (Ed) Zanoni and Peter C. O’Donnell, 10 grandchildren and a sister Miriam (Bill) Curtin. He was also predeceased by his sister Patricia. 


          Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Wednesday evening 6-8pm at the Ruffenach Funeral Home, 4900 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 and Thursday morning at St. Dorothy Church from 9-10:15am, where his Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am. Interment Ss Peter and Paul Cemetery.  




















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