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Lilla May (Conlon) O'Donoghue

January 2, 1933 ~ May 3, 2021 (age 88)


Lilla May (Conlon) O’Donoghue of Scituate at 88 years on May 3, 2021. Born in Cambridge on January 2,1933 and raised in Belmont, she was the youngest child of the late Arthur J Conlon and Miriam P. (O’Callaghan) Conlon. Lilla was a 1950 Belmont High and 1954 Emmanuel College alumna earning her degree in History. In 1960 Lilla married the late John F O’Donoghue Jr of Belmont and together they raised their family in Scituate. She was a devoted homemaker. The cornerstones of Lilla’s life were her family and her devout faith. She was filled with kindness and grace. A daily communicant at St Francis Cabrini and later St Mary of the Nativity, she was a longtime CCD teacher, Eucharistic Minister, member of Martha and Mary's and member of  many Rosary groups. A volunteer at Friends of the Unborn and The League of Catholic Women (past President). Her interests included competitive figure skating, swimming, walking, golfing, sailing, knitting and she was an avid bridge player at The Ace of Clubs. Longtime member of Hatherly Golf Club and Scituate Harbor Yacht Club.


Lilla is survived by her children, John F O’Donoghue III and his wife Lisa M, Mary P O’Donoghue Jordan and her husband Robert T, Brenda C McInnis and her husband John P, all of Scituate. Adored grandsons, John F O’Donoghue IV, Michael J O’Donoghue and step grandson James Jordan. Also survived by her loving sister Brenda C Abely of Sea Island, GA and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Gertrude (Dolly) E Abely and brother Arthur J Conlon Jr.


Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 4-7 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA. 02025. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, May 7, 2021 in St. Mary of the Nativity, 1 Kent Street, Scituate Harbor, MA followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Scituate, MA. Covid guidelines of masks, social distancing, and capacities will apply. Please take a moment to register to attend the services below. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to My Brother’s Keeper, PO Box 338, Easton, MA 02356, and Friends of the Unborn P.O. Box 692246, Quincy MA 02269.


May 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

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Family and friends are invited to RSVP to this service. Please be aware masks and social distancing among other restrictions of COVID19 apply. Thank you for helping us make this as safe as possible.

Mass of Christian Burial
May 7, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Nativity
1 Kent St.
Scituate, Massachusetts 02066

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 165 people. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their place

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