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Paul Joseph McDonnell

March 15, 1934 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 85)

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Paul Joseph McDonnell

March 15, 1934 - March 8, 2020


Paul Joseph McDonnell was born on March 15, 1934 and passed March 8, 2020 at the age of 85.

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

Retired BMC Boatswain Mate Chief Petty Officer Paul J. MdDonnell, born to James and Ruth McDonnell of Ohaha, Nebraska joined the United States Navy at the age of 17 and proudly served his country for 30 years.

Paul was preceded in death by wife Jeanne Rae McDonnell (Coe), sons Patrick Joseph McDonnell, Paul Michael McDonnell and daughter Laura Ann McDonnell.

Paul leaves behind wife Joan McDonnell daughters Rita German (Dave), Janet Smolic (John), sisters Helen McDonnell, Rita Zadalis (James), brother-in-law James Coe (Phyllis), daughter-in-law Mary McDonnell as well as 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Paul always had a story that would make you laugh and touched many lives. He is loved by many of all ages and will be deeply missed.

Services are being postponed due to the recent developments in the COVID-19 announcements. We are sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused. We greatly appreciate your compassion and understanding during this very difficult and emotional time.


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