Welcome to the memorial page for

Richard Francis O'Donnell

November 7, 1955 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 61)

Richard Francis O’Donnell, 61 of Sanford passed away Thursday August 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Monday at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home Chapel. A service of committal will be held at 11:00am  Wednesday at St Stephen Catholic Church Cemetery.


Mr. O’Donnell was born in E. Syracuse, NY to the late William Joseph O’Donnell and Jane Butts O’Donnell. Mr. O’Donnell was a devoted husband and loving father. He enjoyed cooking for his family, driving and travel.


Mr. O’Donnell is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy Hatala O’Donnell; sons, Joshua O’Donnell and Ethan O’Donnell both of Sanford; sisters, Anne Coughenor of NY, Peggy O’Donnell of NM, and Karen Hicks of VA;  brothers, James O’Donnell of NY and David O’Donnell of MA; several nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence O’Donnell.


The family will greet friends following Monday’s service.


Memorial contributions Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA), PO Box 2642, Sanford, NC 27331-2642.

Charitable donations may be made to:

CARA (Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption)
PO Box 2642, Sanford NC 27331

 Service Information

Funeral Service
August 28, 2017

11:00 AM
Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home
509 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC 27330

August 30, 2017

11:00 AM
St Stephen Catholic Church Cemetery
901 N. Franklin Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

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