Deacon O'Donnell
Deacon O'Donnell

Deacon John Joseph O’Donnell, who served in Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Hainesport, died March 2 at age 90.

Funeral services will begin in Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road, Mount Laurel, with calling hours March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. and March 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. March 9 in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1603 Marne Highway, Hainesport.

Deacon O’Donnell was born and raised in Brooklyn and lived in New York until his retirement in 1988 at which time he moved to New Jersey. He received an honorable discharge in 1950 from the U.S. Army following a tour of duty in Germany. He went on to graduate from St. John’s University in New York with a bachelor of science degree in management and finance. He was employed at Bache & Co. and Clark-Dodge Co., in New York as an internal auditor and tax consultant, then worked with the Chaote family until he retired.

Deacon O’Donnell was ordained a deacon in 1996 by Bishop John C. Reiss in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, and assigned to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish.

He is survived by his longtime friend, Frances Vernon; three nieces, 1 nephew and close friends.

Burial arrangements are private. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish.