Our Brother Knight Marty O’Donnell passed away on Monday, September 27, after an extended battle with cancer. Details concerning his services follow:
Rosary: St. Thomas Aquinas, 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2010.
Mass: St. Thomas Aquinas, 4:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2010
Immediately following the Mass on Thursday, there will be a celebration of Marty’s life at Council 799.
Martin Francis O’Donnell, 72, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010. He is survived by his loving and beautiful wife of 44 years, Kathleen, and his sister Moira Savage and brother Brian O’Donnell (Joan). He is also survived by his daughters Maureen O’Donnell of Dallas and Jane O’Donnell of San Diego, CA; his son, Steve O’Donnell (Alisha) of Dallas; two precious grandchildren, Dylan O’Donnell and Zoe O’Donnell; and a truly wonderful and loving extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Born and raised in Dallas, he made life-long friends at the schools he attended, including Holy Trinity Catholic School, Jesuit College Preparatory School, and Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. He was an officer in the Navy and attended law school at SMU. He was an attorney by trade but preferred to spend most of his working hours on the golf course and could be found at Tenison a few days a week. A devout Catholic, he loved family, the Knights of Columbus and trips to Laughlin and the Del Mar race track. Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Wed., September 29, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 4:00p.m. on Thurs., September 30 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jesuit College Preparatory School, Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® or to the Arthritis Foundation in memory of Martin’s daughter, Bridget O’Donnell.