FRANCES ELIZABETH (BERNAT) O'DONNELL
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O'DONNELL, Frances Elizabeth (Bernat) Of Falmouth, formerly of Milton, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at home. She was 79. She was the beloved wife of Edward M. O'Donnell of 53 years. Frances was a flight attendant for TWA & American Airlines. Besides her beloved husband, she is survived by many nieces & nephews. She will be buried at the VA National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Services will be private. For online guestbook & obituary, please visit falmouth@chapmanfuneralhome.com. Chapman Funeral & Cremations - Falmouth, 508-540-4172..


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Published in Boston Globe from Jun. 3 to Jun. 4, 2021.
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June 17, 2021
Frannie was the most vivacious, effervescent, gracious, generous and loving person I have ever known. I had the precious pleasure to spend time with her in our Dirt Digger’s group—- and Falmouth Newcomers—- where she sparkled brighter than any star just by her presence. I wish you all peace—-the kind that passes all understanding.

Every one who knew her could not help but love her.

Nan Casselbury
Friend
June 10, 2021
I so enjoyed flying with Fran, such a classy lady!! Rest in peace, Fran, you were loved and will be missed!
Valerie Sutrea
Coworker
June 8, 2021
I’m heartsick! Have been thinking about Fran for weeks No one will know her extraordinary kindness and generosity more than me
After our horrendous strike in 86 I was rehired and immediately transferred to Boston Fran and Ed welcomed me into their home I don’t know what I would have done without them
So sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye in person Thanks Fran for your everything you did for me
Always in my heart
Condolences to Ed
Betty Conlon
Elizabeth Conlon
Friend
June 5, 2021
Fran was a delight to work with. As a very junior flight attendant when I first met Fran, she extending her kindness and superb guidance on how to get the job done and have fun at the same time. She will be missed by many friends among her TWA family.
Jane Crimmins
Coworker
June 5, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Fran's family from her TWA family-she was a joy to work with-we had so many wonderful times both on the plane and off. Sometimes Eddie came along-we so enjoyed being with both of them. So very sad to see you go. Lots of love from the Boston TWA Flight Attendant family. I have attached a crew photo on a Zurich layover, 1985-with Eddie-so many wonderful memories to hold on to.
Debra Hall
Coworker
June 5, 2021
Fran was a TWA treasure. We all loved to fly with her as she worked hard and made our flights so much fun. She will be deeply missed.
Pat Monteferrante
Coworker
June 5, 2021
We love living next store to Fran and Eddie. They are the best. Always so upbeat and positive. Love the endless stream of family that comes to visit and their passion for swimming in the ocean and soaking up the rays.
Fran and Jaxson had a special friendship. She would help him in the garden each spring. We will miss her smiling face and quick wit for sure. Feel blessed to have known her.
Kim and Bill Bedford
Neighbor
June 5, 2021
R.I.P. Auntie Franny I’ll never forget all your greatness you shared with me and my brothers, forever in our hearts. Love you you’ll be sorely missed at Christmas by all of us, who’s gonna make the cookies
Kenny
June 4, 2021
Ed, so sorry to read of frans passing. I bowled with her on falmouth league. She was.a great bowler and every one thought her pretty and so friendly. she will be missed. Doris dalton
Doris dalton
Friend
June 4, 2021
Auntie was caring and giving person, who opened her home to family and friends. From the minute you walked in the door you knew you where welcomed. I can still hear her voice.Eddie’s at the beach, let me whip you up some lunch and we can grab beach chairs from the garage and head down. The walk to the beach was Auntie asking everything about the kids. She never missed a beat. Along the walk we would talk to everyone of her friends. It was amazing she had so many friends that truly cared about her and Eddie. Walking along the sand we would get the heads up on who was down there, brother in-laws , sister in-laws, nieces, nephews. Eddie was the fist to say have you been in the water yet this year? He was always the first one in. Many swims with him to the jetty as a young kid, first time didn’t think I would make it. Many memories driving down to the first house with my mom and grandmother, 4 boys in the back seat of the 4 door Lincoln convertible, times were great! Going to miss you Auntie, but the good times on Cape Cod will forever be in my mind.
Rest In Peace, Love Paul
Paul Clark
Friend
June 3, 2021
You’ll be very much missed , by friends from CapeCod, to Lauderdale by the Sea, and watch out RedSox's , Fran ,we know your really watching now from heaven, Love , Jim and Diane Farrell
Jim Farrell
Friend
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