James G. O’Donnell

James G. O’Donnell

James G. O’Donnell, 86, formerly of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Greenville, R.I., died in West Chester, Pa., on July 27, 2014 after a long illness. Born in Providence, R.I., on Dec. 16, 1927, he was the husband of the late Nancy S. O’Donnell and son of the late Richard and Claire (Connaughton) O’Donnell.

He is survived by his son, James G. O’Donnell Jr. of Palm City, Fla.; his daughters, Kathleen O. Skog of West Chester, Pa. and her husband Russell Skog, and Margaret (Peggy) O’Donnell of Winston-Salem, N.C. He was the grandfather of Jennifer Skog, Sarah Giordano, Erin Malikowski and Kaitlyn Skog. He is also survived by his two sisters, Claire Vendice of Pocassett, Mass., and Marjorie Mountford of Greenville, R.I., as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, John C. O’Donnell and Robert E. O’Donnell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Jim graduated from Providence College and was a former employee of United Nuclear Corporation in Montville, Conn.
Jim was an avid sailor all his life and was happiest by the water.

Services and interment will be private.
Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com .