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Gerald O'Donnell

August 27, 1947 — July 19, 2020

Gerald ODonnell, 72, of Wallington, NJ, passed away on July 19, 2020. He was from Bayonne and also lived in Rutherford and Las Vegas, Nevada.

He was predeceased by his parents Gerald & Rosemary ODonnell, his sister Kathleen, and his brother Thomas.

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife Ruth ODonnell (DeFrino) whom he had been married to for 29 years, his sister Patricia (Sal) Tomei, two nephews Vincent and Gabriel, his Aunt Patricia McCoy plus many other aunts, and cousins.

He is also survived by his brother-in-law Michael DeFrino, sister-in-law
Annette (James) Gardella, sister-in-law Linda (John) Maitner, and uncle to Jamie and Mickey Gardella.

Jerry was a retired Police Officer from the Palisades Interstate Parkway, a graduate of Bayonne High School, received an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from New Yorks Sullivan Community College and studied in Germany for part of the curriculum. He loved weight lifting, scuba diving, Pugs and all other animals.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A celebration of Jerrys life will be held at a future date. Anyone wishing to express sympathy and condolences may sign the guest book at Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home website.

Funeral HomeIppolito-Stellato Funeral Home - Lyndhurst
425 Ridge Road
Lyndhurst NJ - 07071
(201) 438-4664

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