South Boston comic Paul M. O’Donnell, 85, of Falmouth, formerly of Quincy, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 after a twenty-three year courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Anne Creed. He was born and raised in South Boston the son of Martin and Bridget Ann (Conley) O’Donnell is a veteran serving in Japan in the Signal Corps in 1946-47 with the U.S. Army of the occupation. He was a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Communications. O’Donnell was considered New England’s finest Irish comedian. He was employed for many years with the Boston Herald Traveler and North American Expositions.
O’Donnell was a member of the Falmouth Men’s Club, a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Falmouth, and a member of the YWI Club. He was an avid cribbage player. He was a proud father, grandfather, and devoted husband who loved spending time with his cherished children and grandchildren.
Besides his beloved wife, Anne, he leaves his 2 daughters: Mary Beth and her husband Dr. James Knox of West Falmouth and Kathleen and her husband Dr. Jeffrey Wiley of Bow, NH; a sister, Joan Merrill of Tyngsboro; 7 grandchildren: Ryan, Grace, Elizabeth, and Luke Knox, and Paul, Mary Anne, and Matthew Wiley; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 9th at St. Patrick’s Church, Falmouth. Burial followed at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.in Bourne. Memorial contributions may be made Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis MA 02601 (hopehealthco.org).