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Dennis P. O'Donnell

September 6, 1950 — April 29, 2023


Dennis P. O’Donnell, 72, of Hubbardston, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 29, 2023, in his home.

Born in Boston on September 6, 1950, he was the son of the late Patrick J. and Mary E. (McGrath) O’Donnell. He graduated from Bedford High School with the Class of 1968. Dennis attended Bentley College from 1968 to 1970 and received Associate Degrees from Mount Wachusett Community College in 1991 in Business and Computer Information Systems. While at the Mount, he was the Vice President of the DPMA Club –receiving member of the year in 1989-1990, Class Valedictorian, received the President’s Key Award, Outstanding Student Award in Computer Information System, a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Dennis was a Computer IT Manager employed by Plexus Co. in Ayer for several years prior to his retirement in 2006. He was previously employed by Scandia Trading Company. In his retirement, he was the Clerk for the Town of Hubbardston Highway Department, as well as the Emergency Manager for the Town of Hubbardston.

Dennis was a congregant and treasurer of the First Congregational Church of Gardner. He was very active within the Town of Hubbardston, serving on its Board of Selectman, Finance Committee, Library Trustee, Cable Advisory Committee, and the Recreation Field Committee.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judith L. (Smith) O’Donnell of Hubbardston; two sons, Sean C. O’Donnell and his significant other Jenny MacFarlane of Sturbridge, and Mark T. O’Donnell of New York City, NY; a daughter, Amy R. O’Donnell of Seattle, WA; three grandchildren, Evan, Dylan, and LilyRose O’Donnell; a brother, Brian O’Donnell and his wife Renee of Bedford, MA; two nieces, Emily and Amanda O’Donnell; two godchildren, Crystal, and Nicholas Boupha; several extended family members and friends.

Graveside Services will be held Monday, May 8, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. in Rural Glen Cemetery, Worcester Road, Hubbardston, MA. A Reception will follow at the Williams Restaurant, 184 Pearson Boulevard. Gardner, MA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Toys for Tots, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172, or on their website at ( Please reference in memory of Dennis P. O’Donnell.

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Monday, May 8, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rural Glen Cemetery

Hubbardston, MA 01452

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