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Carolyn R. O'Donnell, age 71, of Brooksville, FL and formerly of Shelton ,entered into her eternal rest on Tuesday March 12, 2013 in the Griffin Hospital Derby surrounded by her loving family after a 30 year courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. O'Donnell was born in Bridgeport on January 2, 1942, daughter of the late Francis and Rose (Koka) Berkley. She was a 1960 graduate of Bassick High School , who enjoyed music, shopping and dancing. Her true passion was going to the beach and spending time in the sun. She was employed as a healthcare worker as a CNA. Mrs. O'Donnell is the loving mother of Deborah O'Donnell of Spring Hill, FL, Tina Rose and her husband Robert of Shelton, and Shaun O'Donnell and her husband Danny Herrin, of Derby. She is the sister of Francis Berkley and his wife Danielle, and the late Judith Martinsky. She is the cherished grandmother of Marshall, Austin, and Bobby Rose, and Ashley, and Jessica Herrin, and also leaves several nieces and nephews. Friends may greet her family on Monday from 4 to 7 PM in the Riverview Funeral Home 390 River Road Shelton. On Tuesday a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. At the request of her family, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Griffin Hospital Breast Cancer Wellness Center 350 Seymour Ave. Derby, CT 06418 Please leave condolences to her family at www.riverviewfh.com
Riverview Funeral Home
390 River Road Shelton, CT 06484
Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 15, 2013