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James Joseph O'Donnell James Joseph (Jim) O'Donnell passed away on June 14, 2012. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts on September 6, 1931. Jim was raised in Houston, TX, from the age of six, attending St. Thomas High School and Texas A&M University. He proudly served in the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth (Lily) and John (J.J.) O'Donnell; sister, Maureen Sweeney; and grandson, Conner Lane.
Jim was a devoted husband, adventurous father, and loving grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Jean; son, Michael and his wife Michelle; daughter, Kelly Lane and her husband Dennis; 6 grandchildren, plus a host of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his siblings, Jack O'Donnell; Arlene Baranda; Rose Licce; Betty Sprouse and husband, Richard.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 15, 2012, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a wake service to begin at 7:00 pm in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home - Pearland, 2422 Broadway Pearland, TX. Funeral services will be held in his honor 10:00 am, Saturday, June 16, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with, Deacon Darvin Bordelon officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ronald McDonald House and/or the Bridge Women's Shelter.


Published in Houston Chronicle on June 15, 2012
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