John E. O'Donnell

John E. O’Donnell Jr., “Johnny O’”, passed away unexpectedly on February 10th, 2023. He was 56 years old. John grew up in Avon, where he graduated from Avon High School in 1984. John was a hardworking man with a love of truck driving, which is what he did most of his working years. John enjoyed football and spending time with his friends and family John E. and Barbara J. O’Donnell of Avon, brother of Charlene J. and her late husband Robert A. Palmer of Brockton and the late Diane Forte-Shea, also of Avon. John is also survived by nieces Jennifer Donohue and Julia Forte.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph, on Wednesday February 22nd from 9-11am followed by a service at 11am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Avon.


First Name: Helen
Last Name: McLaughlin
City: Taunton
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 02/18/2023

Ill always remember my friend Johnny O as great man who loved to make me laugh. His big smile and great big bear hugs will forever stay in my memory. I'll miss our lunches at 99 restaurant and A1 pizza. He loved the exstraganza pizza. May he Rest in peace. Much love to you Johnny O. Love always your friend Helen

First Name: Tracy
Last Name: Connolly-Matthews
City: Easton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 02/20/2023

To The O”Donnell Family,
I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I haven’t seen him in many years but I have some really great funny memories of him from when we were younger. He was a great guy and I’m truly sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

First Name: Carolyn
Last Name: Falvey
City: Waleska
State: GA
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 02/23/2023

I’m so incredibly sad to have missed this service for Johnny O. He was such a huge part of my life growing up and honestly a part of most of my memories. We did everything together- shopping, driving, hanging and most importantly- Sunday breakfast! I even had a tab because he worked so freaking hard and had money hidden all over his room that he paid all the time and would say, Ca - I’ll just put it on you tab!. I loved him like brother and I pray he is resting in everlasting peace.

First Name: Patrick
Last Name: McGrath
City: West Bridgewater
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 03/06/2023

John was a good friend for many years. I went to my first concert with him....Molly Hatchet and Kansas. His mom and dad drove us and waited in Boston to drive us home. And then they drove us to Cape Cod to see Ted Nugent. And soon it became a generous habit that they would drive us to many more shows. I remember sitting behind his mom in their station wagon. She had a tremendous beehive hairdo, very impressive. John had many friends in town and every Friday night was an event in the woods of Avon. I know John's later years were less than kind to him but I'll choose to remember him as a another friend who contributed to my fantastic high school years.

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