"Pat" (Foley) Strombos, 93, of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Friday April 7, 2023, at DYouville Senior Care in Lowell surrounded by, William P. OConnell O'DONNELL - Esther J., of Colonia, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, age 88, loving wife of the late Joseph F. O'Donnell (died 1977), devoted mother and mother-inlaw of Joseph O'Donnell Jr. and his wife, Marlene Janos of Norcross, Ga., Judith Matolka and her husband, Robert of Princeton, Janet O'Donnell and her husband, Jack Muha of Cranford, Jacalyn Barker of Old Bridge . Failed to report flower. "No one intimidates me anymore. There are no volunteers for this cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. Please consider a donation as requested by the family. She called the friend, who seemed evasive. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Tom was one of those pull-out-the-chair, close-the-car-door-for-you gentlemen, says Alexanders friend Vaux Toneff. He was found guilty of four counts of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison.But Alexander was bankrupt. In 2006, Mrs. Alexander received the Minerva Award, created by Maria Shriver to honor women who have achieved extraordinary things. Five years later they had produced two crucial pieces of evidence: A nephew of Donnells said that his uncle had told him of Aunt Gerts death a day before the police knew about it, and a photo that revealed ODonnell had altered the crime scene between police visits.Arrested a second time in March 1992, ODonnellwho had been living with another wealthy widow in Los Angeleswas convicted of first-degree murder four years later and given a 25-years-to-life sentence. Failed to delete memorial. Ouimet reviewed crime scene photos, which included a picture of the drawer without the checkbook register inside. By this time O'Donnell was free again, after serving 18 months in prison. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Alexandra O'Donnell to pay them a last tribute. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. She had lost her house and had to move into an unheated room in someone's home. Xavier High School File photo. Other recipients include astronaut Sally Ride and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Echovita offers a solidarity program that gives back the funds generated to families. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Sandra's name may be made to the American Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.org. Jane Alexander, a longtime Marin County resident whose murder-solving crusade became the subject of a book, magazine articles and TV shows, has died. The couple raised a family in San Anselmo. Pat is survived by two daughters M. Linda Vigeant and her husband Raymond of Dracut and Eileen Weiss and her husband William of Tewksbury; two grandsons Ryan Weiss and his wife Kate and Brandon Weiss; a sister-in-law Marjorie Foley of Lowell; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Alexander was born in San Francisco in 1922. Authorize the publication of the original written obituary with the accompanying photo. Edward Mitchell O'Donnell, aged 74, passed away on Friday, March 5th, 2021, surrounded by his family. Thanks for your help! In 1983, Mrs. Alexander's aunt, Gertrude McCabe, was murdered during what investigators believed was a botched burglary. Prepare a personalized obituary for someone you loved.. February 12, 1945 - Jane Alexander dies - victims' rights advocate. View Alexandra O'Donnell's profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Echovita Inc is a registered trademark. 2023 O'Donnell - Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations. Copyright 2023 Echovita Inc. All rights reserved. Burial will be private for family at a later date. He wont get out as long as Im alive, she vows. Rocky Alexander didn't know what that meant, so she wrote it down.In fact, McCabe had been garrotted, with the bicycle chain. To plant trees in memory, please visit the, McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors. In her free time she worked with Jeff Ouimet, a sympathetic police investigator, hoping to turn up more clues. This relationship is not possible based on lifespan dates. After attending Lone Mountain College in San Francisco, she served in the intelligence branch of the Navy during World War II. Information and advice to help you cope with the death of someone important to you. "She had an energy, enthusiasm, obsession and commitment to justice that was extraordinary.". Published in the London Free Press on 2019-05-09. . He was predeceased by : his mother Mary Alexander O'Donnell; and his sister-in-law Edna O'Donnell. The first day that police searched McCabe's house, the only thing they couldn't find was her check register. He attended St. Laurence OToole School and graduated in the Class of 1973 from Central Catholic High School. Prepare a personalized obituary for someone you loved.. February 20, 1948 - Prior to her retirement, Pat was an Executive Secretary with the Raytheon Corporation where she worked for over 30 years at the Lowell and Bedford offices. (79 years old). Read more about the life story of Dorothea and share your memory. He was living with a wealthy widow in Los Angeles. Friends may call at the ODONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL on Monday, April 10, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m.. He was watching TV. The couple raised a family in San Anselmo. Summers were spent with his family at Kennebunkport, ME and Hampton Beach. Bill worked for State Street Bank for over 30 years in the Accounting, IT, and Quality Assurance Services. Sandra was a graduate of UFA and attended both MVCC and Utica College.On February 4, 1961, Sandra married John Charles O'Donnell at Holy Trinity Church; together they had three children whom she loved and treasured.Surviving besides her loving husband, John, are three beloved children, John Charles, II, Houston, TX, Kathleen, Lee Center, NY, and Christopher John and his wife, Lisa, Horsham, PA, and their children, Ryan, Paige and Daniel O'Donnell; three Godchildren, Diane Dapice Greene, Tracey Vance Cerminaro and Dennis Waszkiewicz, Jr.; and dear friends, Pat Dapice and Fran Hnat. "He planned it down to the last detail and obviously been planning it for weeks, maybe months. . Jack was born in Teaneck, N.J., and had. (82 years old). Judy (McCluskey) Flood, 77, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 8, 2023, at her home. She was discharged in 1945 and married Alfred Alexander, a banker whom she met in the Navy, according to James Dalessandro, who wrote her biography, "Citizen Jane." O'Donnell coaxed her to take out a $200,000 loan on her home and then stole $10,000 and took off. Its the squeaky wheel that gets the grease, says Mike Yore, a police detective in Palo Alto, Calif., who recently cracked another murder case with Alexanders help. With a life story that reads like a detective novel, Mrs. Alexander overcame dark and shadowy figures and experienced financial setbacks and personal tragedy, but also had her share of poignant moments and satisfying victories. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Alexandra O'Donnell to pay them a last tribute. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.The O'Donnell family would like to thank her cousin, Paul Waszkiewicz, for the care and compassion shown Sandra.Messages of sympathywww.mmknfd.com. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Bill was born in Lawrence, MA, on September 30, 1954 and was the son of the late John and Louise (Campling) O'Connell. . Even when he skipped town 10 months later, writing in a letter that he was threatened by former business partners, she was less concerned about the $10,000 he took than with his safety. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. She loved to entertain, teach, and console. Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? William P. "Bill" O'Connell, 68, of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Lowell General Hospital following a brief illness. His legacy will be treasured by all those who knew him. High honor roll: Gabriela Albano, Aaron Brown, Adeline Carll, Joseph Cialone, Daniel Gleason . She worked at multiple accounting offices, including in Somers and Fishkill, NY. Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend; Judith A. Failed to delete flower. ODonnell was convicted on the fraud 5 charges in 1986 and sentenced to nearly four years in prison. In a bizarre twist she became convinced that her own boyfriend, Tom ODonnell, was the killer. Donations may be made to: Citizens Against Homicide, P. O. In 1983, Mrs. Alexander's aunt, Gertrude McCabe, was murdered during what investigators believed was a botched burglary. Mrs. Alexander died Dec. 14 of kidney cancer at a convalescent hospital in Greenbrae, friends said. At the trial, O'Donnell never took the stand. 2 moving destination in US, One hurdle after the other: How a Las Vegas lawyer got money to victim families in mass shooting, Wedding Capital of the World: Las Vegas plans 70th anniversary party. She was 86. The citizen's group has never failed to persuade authorities to deny parole. Ways to honor Alexandra O'Donnell's life and legacy. Police said the driver of the Dodge did not appear impaired. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marie ODonnell. Which memorial do you think is a duplicate of Thomas O'Donnell (181077076)? Share a memory Plant . Alexander was also the victim of a crime around the same time. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. Bill is survived by three siblings: Richard J. OConnell and his wife Mary Rose of Billerica, MA, Mary Lou Bergeron of Methuen, MA, Elizabeth A. Deabay and her husband Gary of Haverhill, MA; four nephews: Ryan OConnell and his wife Kaileen, Christopher OConnell, Kyle Deabay, and Sean Deabay; and by two grand-nephews and one grand-niece. A unique and lasting tribute for a loved one. An avid Red Sox fan, Pat also loved to play golf and was a member of two golf leagues, one in Billerica and the other in Tewksbury, The Flying Eagles. Beloved mother, grandmother, in law and friend; Patricia A. MICHAEL O'DONNELL OBITUARY. Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, MA. She nearly had to declare bankruptcy and was forced to sell her home. Bill was predeceased by his nephew, Michael OConnell. Alexandra J O'Donnell Born on July 6, 1991 in Tarrytown, NY, daughter of Kevin and Jacqueline (O'Reilly) O'Donnell of Stuart, FL formerly of Patterson, NY. Learn about how to make the most of a memorial. Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors 470 French Rd, Utica, NY 13502. Obituary TOPSFIELD - Dr. Dorothea D. (Danas) Alexander, 80, of Topsfield, beloved wife of the late Richard J. Alexander, passed away, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at her home. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. We will review the memorials and decide if they should be merged. Driven to find the truth, she spent 13 years gathering evidence that resulted in his 1996 conviction. Resend Activation Email, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. 11 Trees have been planted in memory of Alexandra O . She advises people to take matters into their own hands.The group is currently working on about 40 homicide cases. Use the links under See more to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. Would you like to offer Donna Marie O'Donnells loved ones a condolence message? I thought you might like to see a memorial for Thomas M Tom O'Donnell I found on Findagrave.com. "That was withheld specifically because we did not want anybody to know the means of strangulation," says Ouimet, who worked closely with Alexander on the case. can stop at any time. Born November 10, 1929, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Thomas G. and the late Ethel M. (Nelson) Foley, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1947. Mrs. Alexander helped the police track down O'Donnell, and he was convicted and sentenced to nearly four years in prison. During O'Donnell's trial, prosecutors said he was under financial duress and believed Mrs. Alexander would be the main beneficiary of McCabe's estate. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 15 photos to this memorial. E-condolences/directions are available at http://www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. As a 1994 co-founder of a nonprofit organization called Citizens Against Homicide, she helped solve crimes, opposed paroling convicted murderers and lobbied police departments to stay on top of stalled murder cases. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA, 01854. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. She plans to continue that track record with O'Donnell.Alexander's children say their mother has found a new purpose in life. Some 18 months after his disappearance, O'Donnell was put on trial. I thank God every day that Jane came into my life, says Jacque MacDonald, whose own efforts to get her daughters murderer captured and convicted came-to fruition last June after one of Alexanders billboard campaigns prompted a tipster to come forward. As a 1994 co-founder of a non-profit organization called Citizens Against Homicide, she helped solve crimes, opposed paroling convicted murderers and lobbied police departments to stay on top of stalled murder cases. He was a skilled handyman and enjoyed passing down his knowledge to his family, from building a cabin, to an observatory, to a treehouse - he could do it all, and with pleasure. Bill loved to spend time with family and friends doing simple things, as long as they were together. The 2,500-member, nonprofit organization uses billboards to raise public awareness of unsolved crimes, wages letter-writing campaigns to block paroles of convicted killers and lobbies investigators to press for action in stalled murder cases. She was loved and cherished by many people including : her parents, Theodore Dembski and Mary Dembski (Dziekonski); her children, John Charles II of Houston, TX, Kathleen and Christopher John (Lisa); her grandchildren, Ryan, Paige and Daniel O'Donnell; her godchildren, Diane Dapice Greene, Tracey Vance Cerminaro and Dennis Waszkiewicz Jr.; her friends, Pat Dapice and Fran Hnat; and her cousin Victoria Kulesa Kowalczyk. It turned out that O'Donnell also had badly mismanaged Mrs. Alexander's finances.