Mary Ann O’Donnell (nee Lawlor) 75 slipped peacefully into God’s Arms on April 21, 2017 surrounded by family and close friends, while in VITAS hospice at Nazareth Hospital Philadelphia, PA. Born on the first day of spring, March 20, 1942 to the late William and Marie Lawlor (Nee Remy). She graduated from Little Flower Catholic high school and West Chester University. Mary Ann taught kindergarten for 38 years in the Philadelphia public school district, during which time she impacted the lives of thousands of the city’s youth. After retiring, she cared for her husband Dave with the assistance of many devoted friends and family members, particularly her brother Michael Lawlor and Regina Quinn. Additionally, upon retirement, Mary Ann was quite the traveler, visiting locations throughout the world and most of the continental United States. Always the social butterfly, Mary Ann never stopped making friends from her early years in Holy Child Catholic Elementary School to her final residence in Bensalem, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband David O’Donnell. She is survived by her children Major Timothy O’Donnell, US Army, (wife-Annemarie) and Megan Figueroa (husband-Ian), 3 adored grandsons Jack, Gram and Mason, siblings Michael and Regina (husband-Richard), niece Mariah (husband-Josh), great nephew and niece Bram and Tess) and numerous cousins and dear friends. Family and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday Evening April 27th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be additional viewing on Friday morning in Our Lady of Fatima RC Church ( 2913 Street Rd, Bensalem PA 19020 ) from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. followed by a funeral mass at 10:30AM. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Mary Ann’s memory to American Cancer Society 1626 Locust St. Phila., PA 19103.
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6709-11 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19135
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