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Michael F. O'Donnell

July 21, 1964 November 25, 2018
Michael F. O'Donnell
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Obituary for Michael F. O'Donnell

Michael Francis O’Donnell, 54, of Colorado, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his home in Denver, Colorado.

Raised in Brockton, Michael graduated from Brockton High School in 1982 and held a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Following college, Michael relocated to Orlando, FL to work as a Casting Manager for Walt Disney World. His work with Disney took him around the world pairing the work he enjoyed with his love of travel. His work as a Human Resources Executive following his time at Disney brought him around the country with stops in Houston, Kansas, and Ohio before he finally settled in Denver, CO where he has lived for over 20 years.

Michael was a lover of food, wine and travel. He was an extraordinary cook and loved to share his food with others. Michael enjoyed yearly trips to Key West with his close friends, adventures to Las Vegas to see his favorite performers and travels through Europe.

Along with enjoying cooking and traveling, Michael dedicated his time and talents as board member of Project Angel Heart, a nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness in the Denver Metro and Colorado Springs areas. Michael is remembered for his generosity, sense of humor and love for his family.

Michael is survived by his loving mother, Patricia M. (Russell) O’Donnell and the late William E. O’Donnell Jr. of Brockton; his siblings, Susan Dundon of Middleboro, William “Skip” O’Donnell, III and his wife Janet of Bridgewater, John O’Donnell and his wife Lisa of Brockton and Cathleen Brien and her husband Steven of Bridgewater; his adored nieces and nephews, Caitlin Bueno, Cristen O’Donnell, Brian Dundon, Meghan Costa, Sean O’Donnell, Emily Brien, Patrick Brien, Aidan Brien, Jack O’Donnell, Lauren O’Donnell and great-niece Leah Costa and great-nephew Ryan Costa.
Michael is also survived by his many friends in Massachusetts, Florida and Colorado, whom he considered his second family.

Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt123) Brockton on Monday, December 3rd at 9:00AM thence to St. Edith Stein/St. Edward Church, 71 East Main St., Brockton where a funeral mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home on Sunday from 12:00-3:00PM.


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Visitation

Sunday

2

Dec

12:00 PM 12/2/2018 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12/2/2018 3:00:00 PM
Russell & Pica Funeral Home

165 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Russell & Pica Funeral Home
165 Belmont Street Brockton 02301 MA
United States

Service

Monday

3

Dec

10:00 AM 12/3/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Edith Stein Parish

71 East Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

St. Edith Stein Parish
71 East Main Street Brockton 02301 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Project Angel Heart

4950 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80216
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