Susan Marie O’Donnell
September 17, 1925 ~ July 24, 2015
Susan Marie O’Donnell, age 89, of Mt. Laurel, NJ and formerly of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2015.
Born in Darby, PA on September 17, 1925, Mrs. O’Donnell was a daughter of the late Fredrick J. O’Malley and Susan (Harkins) O’Malley. She made her career as a sales clerk with the former John Wanamakers in Springfield, PA, where she worked for 10 years.
A devout Catholic, Mrs. O’Donnell was a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bear where she gave of her time and talents as an outreach volunteer and often could be found baking chocolate chip cookies to share with her fellow parishioners. She enjoyed crocheting in her leisure time. Above all else, Mrs. O’Donnell was happiest in the company of her beloved family, especially her grandchildren whom she adored.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. O’Donnell; 5 brothers; and 1 sister. Mrs. O’Donnell is survived by her children, Charles O’Donnell (Ellen) of Colfax, IA, Susan Grahl (George) of Maple Shade, NJ, Regina Merlino (Robert) of Bear, DE, Kathleen Lynn (John) of Elsmere, DE, Marguerite Hendrickson (David) of Colfax, IA, Marie O’Donnell of Maple Shade, NJ and Patricia Hancock (Steve) of Millington, MD; sister, Regina McFadden (Hap) of Dresher, PA;19 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 1 great great granddaughter.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Friday morning, July 31, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE 19701, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, at the address listed above or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.