Maria O’Donnell of Saugus passed away on November 18, 2023 due to complications from lymphoma. She was 78 years old.
Maria is survived by her loving husband John of 57 years, her son Stephen, her son Sean and his wife Lisa, and her grandchildren Katherine, Abby and Kelsey. She is also survived by her sisters Camille and Pauline and many friends and extended family members.
A resident of Saugus for 53 years, Maria was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and always put her family first. She enjoyed nothing more than being with her grandchildren. She also loved cooking, the saltwater air of Nahant beach, vacationing in Maine, and the Red Sox.
Maria had tremendous faith and a heart after God. She showed amazing resilience as she never stopped fighting against her illness. Her positive attitude and unselfishness throughout her battle were remarkable testaments to her character. She will be dearly missed.
A memorial service will be held for Maria at Crossroad Christian Church located at 15 Lynn St in Peabody, MA on Saturday December 2nd at 11:00AM.
Donations in Maria’s memory may be made to Crossroad Christian Church or to the charity of your choice.