Joseph R. O'Donnell 53-year resident of Hoffman Estates Joseph R. O'Donnell, 84, was the beloved husband of Virginia (nee Dugan) for 63 years; devoted father of Mary (Peter) Lind, Michael (Deborah) and Richard O'Donnell and Kitty (Andy) Larson; loving grandfather of Katie, Brian, Anthony, Rebecca, Michael, Jessica, Kristin and Anne, and great-grandfather of Max, Sophia, Wyatt and Liv; and dear brother of Sr. Kathleen O'Donnell, OP, Rosemary (the late Robert) Pattullo and the late Fr. Francis P. O'Donnell, SJ. Joe was born on June 30, 1928, in County Mayo, Ireland, and passed away on Jan. 24, 2013, in Hoffman Estates. He was the retired controller for Tamms Industries with 25 years of service to the company. A 53-year member of St. Hubert Catholic Church and founding member and past president and treasurer of the St. Hubert Golf League. Joe was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne with the United States Army and past president of the Itasca Industrial Council. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg, where funeral prayers will be said at 10:45 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home, and proceed to St. Hubert Catholic Church for Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for Huntingtons Disease Foundation, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, NY 10018 or For funeral information, 847-882-5580.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 26, 2013