Raymond O'Donnell, Jr. Obituary

Raymond Paul O'Donnell, Jr.
Raymond Paul O'Donnell, Jr.

March 31, 1931 - September 19, 2019
Born in New London, CT
Resided in Colchester, Connecticut


Colchester - Raymond Paul O’Donnell, Jr., 88, formerly of Uncasville, beloved husband of Ginny O’Donnell for 64 years, passed away on September 19, 2019 at Bridebrook Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in New London on March 31, 1931, he was the son of the late Raymond and Marguerite (Pettini) O’Donnell. He graduated from Buckley High School in New London in 1950. He proudly served in the US Marines in the Korean War. Ray worked for SNET Telephone for 36 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Janis O’Donnell (Ray), son, Timothy O’Donnell (Michelle), and daughter, Ginger Sciarra (Tom). He leaves his grandchildren Lauren Anderson, Heather Normandin, Justin Martell, Kylie O’Donnell, Aidan O’Donnell, and Paige Sciarra.

He is survived by one brother, Richard Gary O’Donnell (Pauline), one sister, Marguerite Luck (Dane), and a sister-in-law, Carmela (Cami) O’Donnell.
He was predeceased by sister Elizabeth (Betty) Connolly and her husband, Joseph, brother, William O’Donnell Sr., and niece, Lisa O’Donnell DiMagio.

He was a quiet and gentle man who was loved and adored by his family. He especially enjoyed family time at Harkness Memorial State Park, watching his grandchild participate in all of their activities, country music, and football.

The family would like to thank all of his caregivers at Bridebrook and to Hospice, whose care was exceptional.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Center for Hospice Care of Southeast Connecticut 227 Dunham St. Norwich, Ct 06360 or Alzheimer Association 19 Ohio St. Norwich, CT 06360.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday September 27, 2019 at 11 O’clock at St. Joseph Church, Squire Street, New London. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New London. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday morning from 9 to 10 am at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home 12 Ocean Avenue New London. www.neilanfuneralhome.com



Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Friday, September 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph Church
17 Squire Street
New London, CT US 06320
Friday, September 27, 2019
11:00 AM

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