Michael P. O’Donnell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He left this world on October 18, 2022, at the age of 92.
He was born to Brigid (née Coll) O’Donnell and James O’Donnell on June 20, 1930, in Chicago. Survived by his wife Teresa (née McLoughlin) O’Donnell, children James (Karen), Michael (Deborah), Maureen (Jerry) Harker, Brendan (Katie), Teresa Ann, and Rory (Amy). He was grandfather to 11 grandchildren.
He grew up in Chicago, graduated from Holy Name High School where he played football, basketball, baseball, ran track, and played three instruments. He spent time on Arranmore, Ireland before being drafted into the Army, serving during the Korean War. He returned to Chicago where he met his lovely bride and moved to Streamwood where he raised his 6 children and lived for the next 52 years. During those 52 years he was active in the community where he was a coach, scout leader, and active in the church. Michael P. worked as a sales manager in the transportation and logistics field where he was awarded many top honors.
Everyone that knew Michael P. recalls his high moral character, how charismatic he was, and that he always had a positive and nice word to say to others. He will be remembered for his kind smile and jovial outlook, always leaving a conversation making a person’s day a little brighter.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 2:00pm until 8:00 pm at Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory Streamwood, 1640 South Greenmeadows Blvd., Streamwood, IL. 60107. The funeral starts with prayers at the funeral home at 9:15am Monday, October 24, 2022, to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 502 S Park Blvd, Streamwood, IL. 60107.for Mass at 10:00am. Burial to follow in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery. Info www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com or (630)289-8054
In lieu flowers, the O’Donnell family requests donations in Michael P’s honor for the donation of a new art room and garden building at the secondary school (high school); Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada on Arranmore Island on the land that was originally his family land, for students to enjoy.
In order to make this dream possible, please make checks payable to Teresa O’Donnell; 715 Stowell Place. Streamwood, Il 60107