Gibbons Family Funeral Home, Ltd.
5917 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634-2618

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David M. O’Donnell

David O’Donnell; beloved husband of the late Colette O’Donnell; loving father of David (Jessica) and Joseph; cherished grandpa of Tyler, Caden and Mila; dear brother of Mary, Catherine, and the late Barbara; fond cousin, uncle and friend to many. Visitation Monday 4-8 PM and Tuesday 9 – 10:30 am. Service at 10:30 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Private. In lieu of flowers please make donations the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.

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Monday, May 20, 2024 from 4-8 PM
Gibbons Family Funeral Home
5917 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60634


Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 9-10:30 AM
Service at 10:30 AM
Gibbons Family Funeral Home
5917 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60634

This post has 4 comments
Michelle A Stockwell
18 May 2024

Missing David already. He was my sister Colette’s husband. They met while Colette was in high school and they both worked at Goldblatt’s department store on Belmont and Central in Chicago in the 1970’s. David would visit Colette when she worked in the sock department and would tease her. They married on 18 September 1976. I was happy to be a bridesmaid. I still have the peach matchbook from the wedding. During the times we were raising our kids, David and Colette lived on Newcastle Ave in Chicago while Tom and I moved to Worcester MA. But Carolyn and David became close cousins despite the distance. Carolyn remembers Uncle Dave faithfully driving her to Gymnastics Camp at Shabbona Park. When Tom and I decided to move back to IL in 2015, I stayed at David and Colette’s home in Poplar Grove for 6 months (before we sold our house in PA and bought one in Woodstock IL). David was a gracious host and a consistent cook who always made sure dinner was on the table by 5:30 pm, whether I was home or not. David had a heart of service and a heart to feed anyone who stepped into their home. He welcomed our son Ben in for four months as Ben started his junior year at NIU and made sure he had fresh deli meat for Ben’s desired sandwiches. When Tom and I purchased our home in Woodstock, we were a straight 30 minutes away from Colette and David and would often make last minute plans with them to go out together on a Friday or Saturday night. I don’t know who I am going to call now that three of my closest people are gone. David – I love you and Coco and Tom. Have a great time in heaven.

Carol Lynn Collingbourne
18 May 2024

Dave, I’ll miss seeing you at family parties. I always enjoyed your company. I take solace knowing you’re reunited with your beloved bride.

Carolyn Lindgren
20 May 2024

Dave, I miss u, 😭 my 1st cousin, more than you know. I still can not believe u r gone 😢. I wish I could see u one more time & give u a big hug 🤗. I’ll miss 😔our conversations & texts. I loved hearing about your grandkids & know how much u loved ❤️ them. You were doing so well, working out at the gym & being active. I’m not sure how this happened so quickly. We got so close in the last few years & I’m so happy 😊 to have known u all these years. I know u r with your “bride” now. God how I miss Collette as well. See u guys on the other side. Please watch over my girls for me & tell my parents & all those in our family that have already passed before u that I love them. I know you’re an angel 😇 in heaven now. May u rest in peace… 🙏🏻prayers for u & your sons & their loved ones 🥰.

Maria Echeverria
21 May 2024

Hey Davi 👋🏻 after today we will no longer see your human body, I know you’re resting your body & soul. No more aches of any kind. For that I am grateful. 🥲 I will definitely miss you, I still have voicemails from both you & Colette, we’ve played them these last few day. As we reminisced of the time God gave us together, my heart ♥️ is full because, honestly, I never remember a time where we were upset with one another or disrespected one another. That doesn’t mean we agreed with everything the other person said however our love for one another and respect made the relationship beautiful with both you and Colette your beautiful bride. I pray to God you’re holding her hand sitting next to her on the beach, enjoying a cocktail and just sharing one another company maybe arguing.

Thank you for always meeting us where we were in life for having the patience for our family to grow & catch up.

For our family, you held a special place in the heart of each and everyone of us. We all have our own anecdotes of different times and experiences we shared with you. Grateful for having the presence in those moments to just be still. You were much more to us than a friend you were a guide, grandpa figure, our rambunctious, Irish compadre.

Until we met again

I Love you Davi Crockett.

You’re forever, friend Marisa.


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