Mary "Kathy" O'Donnell

April 23, 1937 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old


With heavy hearts and cherished memories, we announce the passing of Mary "Kathy" O'Donnell, who departed from this world on February 15, 2024, at the age of 86.
Born on April 23, 1937, to her loving parents Harry and Virginia (Supka) Szklasz, Mary's life was a testament to warmth, kindness, and boundless love.
Mary's journey was one of dedication and service. After graduating from Pittsfield High School with the class of 1955, she pursued her passion for nursing at the Henry W. Bishop III Memorial School of Nursing, graduating in 1958. Her compassionate nature and skillful care touched countless lives during her tenure as a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital. Later, she continued her noble profession alongside Dr. George Porter and Dr. Brian Dempsey.
An active member of the community, Mary found joy and companionship in her involvement with the Pittsfield Senior Center and the Nurses Alumni Association. Her zest for life was infectious, evident in her love for travel, literature, card games, golf, music, and the culinary arts.
In 1959, Mary exchanged vows with her beloved husband, John "Jack" O'Donnell, at Sacred Heart Church, marking the beginning of a beautiful partnership that lasted until Jack's passing on February 7, 2019. Together, they navigated life's highs and lows with unwavering devotion. Mary is survived by her devoted daughter, Laurie O'Donnell (Maryanne Sollomi) of Haverhill, MA, and her son, Stephen O'Donnell (Judy), of Brunswick, NY. Her legacy continues through her cherished grandchildren, Lauren O'Donnell and Andrew O'Donnell, who were a source of immeasurable pride and joy to her.
In the embrace of eternal rest, Mary reunites with her late brother, Edward Szklasz, and leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion that will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home, located at 40 Maplewood Avenue, Pittsfield, MA, on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 9-11AM. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will begin at 12PM at Sacred Heart Church, Pittsfield, MA, led by Rev. Steven Montesanti, pastor. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.


February 22, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Devanny-Condron Funeral Home
40 Maplewood Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Liturgy of Christian Burial
February 22, 2024

12:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church
191 Elm Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201


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