John Patrick O'Donnell Obituary

John Patrick  O'Donnell
John Patrick O'Donnell

March 9, 1934 - February 5, 2018
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Resided in Hillsborough, New Jersey



John P. O’Donnell

83, passed away February 5, 2018.

John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York moving to Hillsborough in 1976. John graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1953 and then attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn. John worked at RCA as a senior computer technician for over 45 years retiring in 2000. He was a member of the IBEW and also a longtime member of AOH in Somerville where he served as treasurer for many years and was on the Executive Board. In his spare time, John was an avid golfer and tennis player. He then worked for the Somerset County Park Commission and was a starter at Quail brook and Spooky Brook Golf clubs. John was a devoted father, grandfather, and brother and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is predeceased by his wife Mary Jane who passed away in 1999.

Surviving are his sons Tom and his wife Dianne, and Rob, his sister Elizabeth Rittenhouse and five grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kelly, Kerri, Rory and Norah and nephews Kevin, William, Brian and a niece Christine.

Prayers will be said at 11am Saturday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 Gaston Ave, Somerville. Followed by a 12 noon Mass at St. Joseph RC Church, York Town Road Hillsborough. Interment will follow at Neshanic Cemetery.

An Irish wake will be celebrated from 4pm to 8pm Thursday at his son Rob’s home at 100 Eastern Ave, Somerville and also a visitation will be at 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm on Friday at the Bruce C VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave. Somerville. .

Donations can be to Somerset County AOH, P.O. Box 6181, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 or to the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 9 Lamington Road Suite A, Branchburg, NJ 08876. To send condolences to the family, visit

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Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Friday, February 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, February 9, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Joseph RC Church
Yorktown Road
Hillsborough, New Jersey USA 08844
Saturday, February 10, 2018
12:00 PM
Neshanic Cemetery
Amwell Road
Hillsborough, New Jersey USA 08844
Saturday, February 10, 2018


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