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Vivian B. O'Donnell
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Obituary for Vivian B. O'Donnell

Waterville - Vivian B. O'Donnell died peacefully at her home on January 12, 2018. The daughter of Omer and Cora Begin, she was born on April 14, 1921, in Waterville, and was a 1939 graduate of Lawrence High School. 

Vivian married her beloved J. Bernard O'Donnell in 1942, and they enjoyed fifty-three years together. They were parents of Timothy (wife Cheryl); Patricia McIlveen (husband Richard); and Katherine Garofalo (husband John), all of whom survive her. Vivian was blessed with five grandchildren: Matthew O'Donnell, Meghan Zeimetz, Sarah Fitzsimmons-Molina, Elizabeth Gagne, and Samuel Holmes, as well as nine great-grandchildren. 

Vivian is also survived by a sister-in-law, Yvette Begin, in addition to many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; brothers Dorian and Omer Begin; and sister Gloria Rancourt. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mount Merici Academy, 18 Mt. Merici Avenue, Waterville.

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Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church

116 Silver Street
Waterville, ME 04901


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