Obituary of Phyllis L. (Boutwell) O'Donnell

PHYLLIS L. (BOUTWELL) O'DONNELL - of Woburn, July 31st, at eighty-nine years of age. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence M. O'Donnell. Devoted mother of Gregory L. O'Donnell, his wife Kim of MO, Jeffrey L. O'Donnell, his wife Marlyena of CA, Laura M. Friberg, her husband Robert of Woburn. Dear sister of the late George W. Boutwell and Emily Callanan. Cherished grandmother of Erica Fogg, her husband Kristofer, Michelle Kane, her husband Robert, Robert Friberg, Anastasia Leigh O'Donnell, Patrick O'Donnell, Morgan O'Donnell, Reagan O'Donnell, Mason O'Donnell, Ian O'Donnell, Ethan O'Donnell. Great-grandmother to James and Brandon Fogg, Abbie Friberg, Elizabeth Kane. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Friday, August 4th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home Thursday, August 3rd from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Phyllis' honor to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

OBITUARY

Phyllis L. (Boutwell) O'Donnell passed away at Winchester Nursing Center Monday, July 31st. The daughter of the late George "Winnie" and Mary (Dolan) Boutwell, she was eighty nine years old.

Born and raised in Woburn, Phyllis would attend the Wyman Elementary School before graduating from St. Charles alongside the Class of 1945.

Phyllis began her career at John Hancock before continuing on to Sylvania here in Woburn.

In 1947, Phyllis would marry her sweetheart, Lawrence O'Donnell. Early on the pair would foster two children, Nancy and Lillian, and enjoyed spending time with their many nieces and nephews. It was during this time that she also bred French poodles, making for a full and busy home. Phyllis and Lawrence would expand their family permanently, with Gregory, Jeffrey and Laura, making their lives complete. Unfortunately, Lawrence would pass away in 1977.

Phyllis had a passion for traveling which began when her children were small. Making her way all around the globe, Phyllis would explore Europe, China and Japan as well as throughout America and Canada. She would make memories that would last a lifetime.

Phyllis was active within the senior community of Woburn and enjoyed her bingo. As her family would grow, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as a woman of family and faith.

Sadly, in addition to her parents, Phyllis is predeceased by her husband, Lawrence M. O'Donnell and her siblings, George W. Boutwell and Emily Callanan. She is lovingly survived by her children, Gregory L. O'Donnell and his wife Kim of MO, Jeffrey L. O'Donnell and his wife Marlyena of CA, Laura M. Friberg and her husband Robert of Woburn; her grandchildren, Erica Fogg and her husband Kristofer, Michelle Kane and her husband Robert, Robert Friberg, Anastasia Leigh O'Donnell, Patrick O'Donnell, Morgan O'Donnell, Reagan O'Donnell, Mason O'Donnell, Ian O'Donnell and Ethan O'Donnell; her great-grandchildren James and Brandon Fogg and Abbie Friberg, Elizabeth Kane. Phyllis is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Friday, August 4th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home Thursday, August 3rd from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Phyllis' honor to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.