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Alice M (Bronzo) O'Donoghue

July 23, 1922 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 97)


Alice M. (Bronzo) O’Donoghue  97,  born in Somerville July 23, 1922, was raised in Arlington and resided in Scituate for the past 33 years. She died November 5, 2019. 

She was the wife of the late Col. John W. O’Donoghue, USMCR and mother to  Arlene E. Belliveau and her late husband Gerard J. Belliveau of Scituate, MA., Karen F. Bagshaw and her late husband Mark H. Bagshaw II of Pepperell, MA., Janet M. Varney and her late husband Philip A. Varney, Jr. of Rutland VT., John W. O’Donoghue, Jr. and his wife Bibsy  of Scituate, MA, Kevin J. O’Donoghue and his wife Gerry of Scituate, MA and Stephen C. O’Donoghue and his wife Annette of Scituate, MA.

She is survived by her 18 Grandchildren and 17 Great-Grandchildren. 

She was the daughter of Frank A. Bronzo and Elizabeth (Boyle) Bronzo, and sister of Helen M. Bronzo,  Robert F. Bronzo and the late sister Mary F.  Spaulding and brother Francis Bronzo.

Alice attended St. Agnes School in Arlington graduating in 1935. She was the oldest living graduate of her class. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph’s Academy,  Brighton, MA in 1939 and completed her education by graduating from Regis College in Weston MA in 1943.

Alice married her husband John on June 8, 1946 after his return from the South Pacific and China Occupation following WWII. They subsequently moved back to Arlington where they raised their six children.


Visiting Hours Monday November 11, 2019 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset, MA. A Funeral from the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, Cohasset on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10 am followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, One Kent St. Scituate, MA 02066 at 11:00 AM. There will be a private family burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Agnes Fidelity House, 25 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 02474 781-648-2005. FIHO.online.reg@hotmail.com.

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November 11, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

Funeral Mass
November 12, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Nativity
1 Kent St.
Scituate, Massachusetts 02066

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