In Loving Memory of Christina M. O'Donnell

December 10, 1934
Kinvara, County Galway, Ireland
May 06, 2020
Fairfield, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Due to current conditions a private burial will be held. A public celebration will be held at a later date.


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Marrakech Inc.

Six Lunar Drive,
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Christina M. O'Donnell

Christina McInerney O’Donnell, 85, of Fairfield, wife of the late Michael Joseph O’Donnell, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Born in Kinvara, County Galway, Ireland, the daughter of the late Michael and Winifred McInerney, she immigrated to the United States at age seventeen, arriving in June 1952. Several years later, she married and raised five children in Fairfield Connecticut, a hometown she shared with her brothers and sisters, and their families. Christina loved children, family, and a hard day’s work. She faced life’s challenges, head-on, including raising a child with special needs. She shared her wisdom gained of experience with countless others and greeted everyone with a warm smile and a helping hand. It was common for Christina to burst into song to lighten the mood and relish in life’s blessings.
She will be sadly missed by her children Michael (Susan) O’Donnell, Jr., Kevin O’Donnell, Eileen Abramovici (Mirel) , Loraine (David) Deeb, Kenneth (Sheila) O’Donnell, and grandchildren, Caitlin O’Donnell, Shawn O’Donnell, Michael O’Donnell III, Josh Abramovici, Emily Abramovici, D. J. Deeb, Sean Deeb, Bret Deeb, Michaela O’Donnell, and Declan O’Donnell. She is also survived by her brother James McInerney, and sister Theresa McCormack. Christina was predeceased by her husband Michael and siblings Michael McInerney, Thomas McInerney, Matty McInerney, Ann Bellew, Maura O’Loughlin, and Bridie McCormack.
A private family interment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull. A remembrance ceremony will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation in Christina’s memory to Marrakech Inc., which provides programs for people with disabilities throughout Connecticut. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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9 Guestbook Entries for Christina M. O’Donnell

  1. No words are up to the task, here, you were much loved always, Aunt Christine. From the time I was 6 years old, it seemed we hit it off very well. Through the following years, we remained a great relationship. You may have spoiled me a bit, now, with presents when I least expected. Eternal rest grant unto you, and may the Perpetual Light shine upon you!

  2. RIP aunt Christina and condolences to all the O’Donnell family on your loss. Thinking of all of you in these sad times.
    Mary T, Pat and the Ruane family.

  3. Aunt Christina, You always had a quiet strength about you which we all admired and respected. The reference to you breaking into song struck a note with me, as one of my earliest and enduring memories was of you visiting our house with Kevin and all of us holding hands with you leading us in singing the Beatles “I want to hold your hand”. I trust God is firmly holding yours now. Rest in Peace. Tom McCormack

  4. Condolences to the O’Donnell family on the death of Christina. May she RIP.
    Michael John and Thomas O’Loughlin
    Kinvara, Galway, Ireland

  5. Deepest Sympathy on your sad loss. May she rest in peace.

    Best Regards Ann, Patrick, Michelle Conor and Jack Mc Inerney, Moy, Kinvara, Co Galway, Ireland.

  6. Jane and I are very sorry for the loss of Aunt Christine, and send our deepest condolences to all the O’Donnells and extended family and friends. We will fondly remember Aunt Christine’s smile, many kindnesses, genuine interest in people and quiet dignity and elegance. “May the road rise to meet you…” Aunt Christine.

  7. Extending our sympathy and love to Mike, Kevin, Eileen, Loraine, Ken, and their families on the loss of their beautiful Mother. In the “tribe” of sisters Aunt Christina always had a gentleness about her that was both comforting and loving. Her beautiful smile, her deep and abiding faith, and her commitment to family were unparalleled. May God rest her soul in eternal peace.
    ~Mary Cerreta
    Cheshire, Connecticut