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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
John O'Donnell

John T. "Jack" O'Donnell

Wednesday, November 6th, 1935 - Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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John T. “Jack” O’Donnell, a lifelong Dutchess County resident, died on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. He was 83.
Son of the late John J. and Anna (Schnetzler) O’Donnell, he was born in Beacon on November 6, 1935. Jack was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1957 as Airman Second Class. He worked as a real estate agent for many years at Prudential Serls Prime Properties.
Jack was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt and fish and also enjoyed golfing and bowling. More than anything else, he cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On October 6, 1957, he married Carol Betterton in Beacon. Carol survives at home in Fishkill.
He is also survived by his son, Craig O’Donnell and his wife Debra; his son, John O’Donnell & his wife Kim; his son, Sean O’Donnell & his wife Dawn; his daughter-in-law, Jean O’Donnell; his grandchildren, Megan Mossey & her husband Brian, Amy Eddy & her husband Chris, Casey O’Donnell and his wife Lauren, Joshua O’Donnell, Andrew O’Donnell, Travis O’Donnell, Taylor O’Donnell & his wife Gianna, Dylan O’Donnell, and Logan O’Donnell; his great-grandchildren, Eve, Mae, Norah, Landon, Makayla, and Dakota; and many nieces, nephews, other loving relatives & friends.
Jack was predeceased by his son, Todd O’Donnell, on October 24, 2007; as well as five sisters: Margaret Provost, Alice Murphy, Mary Nealis, Anna Mae Handley, and Joan Johnan.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 27 at St. Joachim Cemetery, 325 Washington Avenue, Beacon. Following services at 2 p.m., all relatives & friends are invited to join the family in celebrating Jack’s life at St. Rocco Society, 26 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (
Arrangements are under the direction of McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. For online tributes, visit
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 27th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, December 27th, 2018 1:00pm
    St. Joachim Cemetery
    Washington Ave.
    BEACON, NY 12508
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    Following services., all relatives & friends are invited to join the family in celebrating Jack’s life at 2 p.m. at St. Rocco Society, 26 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon.
  • Interment

    St. Joachim Cemetery
    Washington Ave.
    BEACON, NY 12508
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Private Condolence

Judy Schettino

Posted at 10:50am
My dear, Carol and family,
Bernie and I are truly saddened by the passing of Jack. What a wonderful, kind and caring man he always was. We are so grateful to have been able to spend some treasured time with him throughout the years.
Our heartfelt love and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Judy and Bernie

Karen Ventosa

Posted at 01:13pm
Heaven has gained such a nice man.
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John and Diane Swanekamp

Posted at 12:23pm
Uncle Jack was a wonderful man. Always full of fun. I will remember his great smile and happy face. May the memories you all have of him help heal the broken hearts and sadness. Prayers for all of your family and the many friends that will miss him.
Diane and John

Richard & Karen Nealis

Posted at 02:01pm
Our prayers are with you all during this time of loss. Hugs and love Rich, Karen, Rachel, Rebecca Nealis


Posted at 06:05am
To the Family:
My condolences to all of you. May the memories you shared together and the promises found at John 6:40 and Acts 24:15 provide you with comfort, strength and hope for the future. We long to see their fulfillment soon.

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