Obituary: Justine Mary O’Donnell

Justine Mary O'Donnell

CROMWELL — Justine Mary O’Donnell, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the CT Hospice Center in Branford.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1924 in Naugatuck a daughter of the late John and Anne O’Donnell. She attended St. Francis School, Naugatuck High School, The College of New Rochelle and the Yale School of Medical Technology. She worked at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and in the private sector. During WWII she enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Key West. After the war she was employed by the U.S. Postal Service.

Until recently she lived in Niantic. She was an avid reader, traveled extensively and enjoyed her volunteer hospital work.

She is survived by her sisters, Jeannette of Cromwell, Jane Bourn and her husband Ben of Old Lyme. She is also survived by two nieces, Susan Schlachter of Old Lyme and Sarah Bourn of Wilmington, Vt.; and a nephew Jeffrey Bourn of Aspen, Colo.; three great nieces, Sara, Rachel and Amanda and a great nephew, Jeremy and his son Jeremiah.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., in Naugatuck. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. There are no calling hours and the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck is in charge of arrangements.

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