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Brianna & O'Donnell Team - Thank you so much for coordinating & taking care of the endless details for my mom's funeral services. As you well know it has been a very trying time emotionally, spiritually, financially and even physically. It was very comforting knowing that each one of my mom's wishes were taken care of with such finesse and care.
Your truly incredible (at the TOP) of your professional.
Thank you truly for being such a caring part of a very tragic time.

Perrault Family
May 22, 2022

Brianna is wonderful. Thank you so much for all you did for me and my family to make it an "easy" day.

Millican Family
May 18, 2022

O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations was absolutely wonderful following the passing of my father. Their kindness, compassion and attention to detail were far beyond any expectations. They went the extra mile in all respects to make that day perfect. In addition to the support we received, the facilities itself exuded an air of comfort and serenity. I unequivocally highly recommend O'Donnell's

Lynch Family
April 24, 2022

Thank you all for being so caring at this difficult time. A special THANK YOU to Diane, she is a very special person and an asset to the O'Donnell Funeral Group - always there to help!

Reggeri Family
April 5, 2022

Just wanted to thank you, Anthony, and the entire O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations staff for all that you did for us, to help get us through my moms passing.

Your were all exceedingly professional and helpful.

Moller Family
April 2, 2022

There are no words to express my gratitude for you. You took such wonderful care of my brothers wife, kids and grands. I will and am eternally grateful.

Many thanks and appreciation to you and the fine team who showed great respect to everyone yesterday.

O'Donnells is the best funeral home around.

Driscoll Family
March 5, 2022

As hard as these past days were, you made it seamless, bearable, special, unique, personable and the best way of honoring the best father, husband, friend, brother, cousin, grandpa there ever was.

We are so grateful of all your hard work, dedication and personal interest and love in my dads final representation.

Thank you from all of us!

Cuffe Family
March 1, 2022

Please accept my deepest appreciation for all the support and effort you provided and put in to provide my husband with such a beautiful service!

We deeply appreciate all that you did to make this most difficult time in our lives a little easier.

I will always remember your kindness.

The Phalen Family
February 24, 2022

We dealt primarily with Diane who was very accommodating as was everyone at O'Donnell's. I can't imagine my wife's service having been made any easier or been any better.

Thank you everyone at O'Donnell's you are truly wonderful.

Kellner Family
February 23, 2022

O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations recently did an exceptional job in providing funeral arrangements and memorial service for my wife.

Many thanks to their staff for a very fitting tribute.

Blakeslee Family
February 22, 2022

The most kind and considerate staff. They assisted me with everything I needed during the most difficult of times.

Casey Family
February 12, 2022

I want to thank you for all you did to facilitate the visitation for our son-in-law. Your beautiful and gracious space and the kindness and professionalism of your staff eased that difficult day.

Gaddis Family
January 20, 2022

We wanted you to know how deeply grateful we are for what you did for us, there no words to explain it.
Sometimes life gives you battles we think we aren't capable to face, but there's also people like you who make it so much easier to make our way through difficult times.
The world definitely needs more people like you, thank you so much for everything.

Lopez Family
January 11, 2022

So pleasant to have received a thoughtful message from folks at O'Donnell Funeral Service in Danvers on my mom's birthday the year after she passed. Always a difficult process, saying goodbye to one's mom under any conditions, but made so much more intense by COVID restrictions.

I was so thankful for the gracious care given by Diane and Elizabeth.

Rogers Family
January 10, 2022

I always dealt with Tom O’Donnell , after his passing Anthony was just as caring and compassionate as his dad . My parents knew them all well . My mom passed away and Anthony took us under his wing and guided us with everything needed for a safe funeral. It was such a comfort knowing that he would be there at all times in the beginning, during and after the funeral.
I highly recommend this funeral home , for its staff was pleasant and available also.

Scialdone Family
December 22, 2021

O'Donnell funeral services did a fabulous job for my mothers services. They left no stone unturned and it was a beautiful remembrance for her.

They went the extra mile in taking care of the family. Much gratitude and respect to the O'Donnell Team

Follmer Family
December 4, 2021

I couldn't have asked for a more compassionate, patient and understanding experience. I reached out one day and literally, the very next day my dear sweet husband passed. O'Donnell's entire staff were right there to explain procedures, laws and regulations in the kindest and most basic language, always taking into consideration my frail mindset. Brianna (phenomenal) and the rest of the staff are a wonderful compliment to each other who communicate so effectively to ensure there is no further distress or trauma to me and my family members.

My family and I will be back to finalize my burial wishes with O'Donnell Cremations, Funerals, Celebrations.

Cooke Family
December 1, 2021

I was absolutely blown away by the treatment that O'Donnell's put out for the veterans today with the trip to the American Heritage Museum. It was a day that we will be talking about for a long time.

Your generosity in supplying 2 buses, paying for the admission to the museum, supplying the coffee and donuts, plus arranging for a fabulous box lunch shows that O'Donnell goes above and beyond the rest of the pack. We were talking about the experience among ourselves and agreed that the trip was definitely worth the time and effort that you put into it.

Between the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and this Museum trip, it is clear that the O'Donnell Funeral Home cares for the veteran. Again, thank you for your generous actions on our behalf.

Moody Family
November 18, 2021

My experience with O’Donnell Funeral Home was very special.

Anthony O’Donnell was so sensitive, explained everything and really upheld his family’s name in providing quality funeral services. The new funeral home is really beautiful and shows that special care was taken with the design.

Russo Family
November 7, 2021

Words cannot describe how thankful we are for all your help, your sense of urgency, your professionalism and your compassion.

Thank you for everything.

Feldman Family
November 1, 2021

Just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for everything you did for us during my mom's passing. You made us feel at ease every step of the way. You made a sad, difficult time a bit easier. Some people just have that way about them and you are certainly one of them. It takes a special person to do what you do especially day in and day out. I don't know how you do it.

Your dad was a wonderful man and good to my family and you have followed in his footsteps.

So Anthony, I will simply leave you with this: THANK YOU! for making my mom's passing into a beautiful tribute of her life.

Every detail was perfect! Much love to you!

Giardi Family
October 29, 2021

At one of the most difficult times in my life I found the people, services and resources at O’Donnell’s to be professional with out being aloof, caring without being patronizing and empathetic without being overwhelming.

Truly, I can not say enough about Diane, whom I dealt most closely with, and the staff of the O’Donnell’s. The respect and reverence they showed towards my Father and to my family goes beyond words.

McCullough Family
October 22, 2021

I can't say enough good things about Brianna. She is a fine Funeral Director and person. You can be proud that she is part of the staff at O'Donnell's

Lowe Family
October 21, 2021

From the moment I met Diane in Danvers at Peterson O'Donnell Funeral Home till the moment my sister Melissa was interred at the cemetery I felt the LOVING touch of a business that is Professional as well as caring for my well being.. I could not have asked for more. They instinctively know what to say ,when to do it, and deliver on their Promise.

Thank You from the bottom of my heart at this most difficult time.

Kuffel Family
September 30, 2021

O'Donnell Funeral Home was so professional. The are extremely nice and they took care of every detail. I needed to call after the funeral with additional help and they were more than accommodating.

Also.. their funeral home is gorgeous!!!! I highly recommend them!

Weston Family
September 24, 2021

We just used Peterson-O’Donnell the other week for my fathers funeral. The team did a great job from start to finish.

We had to have the body transported from FL to MA and had no idea where to begin with the whole process but they took care of it all for us.

Location is right on RTE 62 in Danvers which was very convenient for us.

Molla Family
September 15, 2021

Thank you for ensuring the wake and funeral services for my husband was as perfect as planned. You and your staff gave the utmost respect and care for my family, relatives and friends that left nothing for me to worry about. You covered every detail and once again I am truly grateful.

Thank you for your professionalism

Kokoska Family
August 20, 2021

Brianna, Anthony and the entire staff were very helpful. ALL the arrangements and the fellowship gathering afterwards was handled without issues.

I would recommend this service to anyone who needs them!

Morin Family
August 15, 2021

O'Donnell Funeral Home went above and beyond to ensure that we were taken care of at all times. From the first time we met, all the way through to the services, someone was always there to help or guide us.

Their care and compassion during an incredibly difficult time did not go unnoticed.

Cranney Family
August 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your guidance and kindness throughout the wake/funeral process for our mother/mother-in-law. You made a difficult time very manageable, and each piece of the process was seamless.

We really appreciate all that you have done for us.

The Lundergan Family
August 10, 2021

Brianna & O'Donnell Family,

May life bring you a reflection of the kindness you show to others -

Thank you for all the help with Making his service so very very special

Dubois/Fritz Family
July 27, 2021

We can't thank you enough for all you did for us during our time of sorrow. Helping with the live streamed to Australia was over the top SUPER.

You are the BEST!

Daniels Family
July 1, 2021

O'Donnell Funeral Service handled all the arrangements for my father's funeral in October during all the challenges posed by the pandemic. Their support and service was excellent during the most difficult of times for our family. Everyone we worked with was caring, compassionate and highly professional. They took care of every detail and responded rapidly and thoroughly to all our requests. They helped us tremendously and eased the burdens we were grappling with.

My family highly recommends their services.

Zielinski Family
June 29, 2021

Our family can not thank you and the O'Donnell team enough for your support and compassion you showed us during this difficult time.
We also want to thank you for all the extra touches that you provided - the limo, memory candle, Memorial Tree and especially the beautiful Navy Seal.
Our Dad would have loved it all.

Hodge Family
June 16, 2021

This funeral home has helped with 5 family losses in the last 5 years. Each time has been very personal, compassionate, understanding and patient. I can not thank them enough for all they did in some very difficult situations.

I strongly recommend this company above all others.

Mitchell Family
May 23, 2021

Thank you for the care and compassion you bestowed for my beloved mom and for us her family.
We will be forever grateful to you for your leadership, guidance and patience. I will always remember your calming voice via out phone calls, you reassured me that things would be taken care of. You helped me during a dark and humbling time, I will never forget your kindness.

My moms services were beautiful! It was a wonderful tribute to her. Your staff was extremely kind and helpful. Thank you for all that you do!

Higgins Family
May 13, 2021

10 STARS!!!!!I loved everything about O'Donnell's starting with my first call to every last detail honoring my father. Anthony O'Donnell has the right approach and positivity he upholds in his family business. He and his staff are remarkable at what they do, always with high integrity and professionalism, and always with lots of heart. Their service goes beyond a business, its with such heart and compassion to the deceased and families involved. I want to mention as well, they lend support and guidance all the way through and even weeks beyond. There are few businesses that really know what it means to service others and service the community. While its been a suffering loss for our family, we are beyond grateful for their dedication to helping us navigate life a little easier during this time.

Fiske Family
April 9, 2021

Compassionate and first quality care at our most difficult time ever . Anthony and his team treated us with empathy and warmth. So nice to have people you can trust with the expertise of years of experience to advise you in the worst situation life could ever deal us.

A remarkable job

Nardella Family
April 5, 2021

We felt blessed to have you as our funeral director. From the first time I spoke with you, it was clear to me why my friend recommended you. Your knowledge and expertise helped make the process fell not so overwhelming. We appreciate the kindness of all of the staff during the calling hours and funeral for my fathers. My dad was very special and I am thankful that everything went smoothly.

John was helpful in picking up the clothing from the house, Connor was open to my constructive critiques and Georgia was very helpful on organizing the photo slide show and beautiful candle.

Anthony, you are so well suited for helping people in their time of loss. You are very organized and on top of every detail in a dignified manner. You truly honored my dad and have been there for me with my many texts, phone calls, questions and probing for advice.

I will never forget what you all have done for us and Joseph.

Heartfelt Thanks

Karagezian Family
March 17, 2021

Words can not express how grateful we are for all you did for our family. Always taking the extra steps to ensure everything was taken care of and going above and beyond.

We will be forever grateful for all you did to help us at such a difficult time.

Heckman Family
March 13, 2021

On behalf of the entire Cobb family, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you and your team did for us during this difficult time.
It was so comforting to know everything that needed to be done was taken care of with such profession & grace.

You all truly made a difference for us.

Cobb Family
February 19, 2021

Recently, I lost my very best friend, my mom.
She was only 66. O’Donnell staff were amazing from the time they came to my moms house right up until today. They reassured me they would get my mom out safely seeing she lived on a second floor Victorian condo. This was extremely important to me and I was nervous. The staff were so kind and they listened to all my feelings.
Although, this time has been the worst in my life, Diane was wonderful with helping my sisters and I set up all the arrangements. She helped me find the perfect picture of my mom for her obituary.
My niece wanted my mom to forever hold a charm she forgot it the night of the wake. We thought it was too late! We asked Diane and she reassured us she would get the charm in my moms hand after the funeral. She came up to my sister at the cemetery and held it up and said she would get it into my moms hands.
We didn’t have to ask for anything more than once. All of the staff truly were wonderful! I’ve never heard of a funeral home sending a card and text messages to ask how you are and see if you need anything. O’Donnell staff are genuinely caring people and I’m forever grateful for their excellent service!

The Suffriti Family
February 9, 2021

John was amazing yesterday. He was a good sport when I asked if he would pose for a picture in front of the SUV holding the urn. He seemed a bit surprised initially (I’m guessing it’s not a frequent request!) but was happy to comply when I told him the family was getting a kick out of Dad returning home via a personal driver in a black stretch SUV! This was a guy that got around in old pick-up trucks and logging equipment, so to have such a fancy ride home is almost poetic!!!!

I have been so pleased with everyone on your team. You have a very compassionate and caring group of people and I’m grateful to all of you for making a difficult time the best it can be under the circumstances.

Kenny Family
January 12, 2021

To Start, THANK YOU for everything you and your team did for my brother. You were all very kind and helpful, which gave us relief during this difficult time.

I couldn't have asked for a better service. It was beautiful and the energy of your staff, as well as you, was very calming and comforting.

Lastly, thank you for being so understanding during our time of need. Your kindness and generosity has not been overlooked. You helped us immensely and our family is very grateful to you for ALL that you have done for us.

Jackson Family
December 28, 2020

The entire family would like to express our deepest thanks for all you did to make our father/grandfather's services so comforting and so flawless.

We are eternally grateful for your professionalism but most importantly your deep genuine compassion.

Lynch/Murphy/Leydon Families
December 28, 2020

Thank you so much for everything you and your team did to prepare our amazing tribute to mom.
It was so nice to be able to add custom touches that made it so special for mom and all of us.
Your guidance during this process was invaluable.

Burke Family
December 21, 2020

Thank you for all the pluses in your business, during a most difficult time in my life. You have provided me with above and beyond service!
Brianna is amazing and I thank you for doing so much to help me make a difficult time less stressful.
I think you are all terrific!

Greener Family
December 21, 2020

Thank you for everything you and your staff did for my mom's funeral, your kindness and expertise helped during this difficult process.

Bogel Family
December 14, 2020

Diane, Brianna & John & Staff -
On behalf of my dad and our family, thank you so so much for the beautiful service you gave to us for our wife/mom.
My Dad was VERY VERY happy that his beloved wife looked so natural and at peace.
You made such a sad time for us bearable, knowing all the details were taken care of by your staff.

Thank you

Schmidt Family
November 18, 2020

I would like to express my complete satisfaction with all the members of O’Donnell Funeral Home who helped me with the arrangements for my husband. Everyone I dealt with was professional, understanding and compassionate.

I could not have asked for a more professional team to help me with from the first to the very last contact. Every worry or concern was immediately addressed.

I sincerely appreciate and recommend O’Donnell Funeral Home,

Cadigan Family
October 19, 2020

Thank you - I just wanted you to know the service on Friday for my dad - was wonderful - Diane was incredible - everything and everyone who helped her was so professional and organized - the priest - the color guard - everything - the service cards - thank you from my heart - you made this very difficult situation very comfortable.

Tavella Family
July 27, 2020

I want to say thank you to all the members of the O’Donnell Funeral Home, your expertise was wonderful, precise, very well coordinated, you did a wonderful job on my brother Angelo, he was taking energy from Korea and I’m Chris Cefalo friend For a long time

Thank you

Angie I miss you may you repose in peace!

Cefalo Family
July 10, 2020

I have been so pleased with everyone on your team. You have a very compassionate and caring group of people and I’m grateful to all of you for making a difficult time the best it can be under the circumstances.

Kenny Family
June 30, 2020

In time of great loss certain people stand by your side and guide you through the unbelievable task of saying goodbye to your loved ones. Your wishes are honored while the arduous paperwork is quickly explained and processed through the needed channels for you. Relief from worry is a reward you cherish as grieving your loss is the only place you can be. These special people stay in touch with genuine concern. We are so thankful for their guidance and continued caring. All the best , The Gallo,Albanese,and Andrade families

Andrade Family
May 24, 2020

April 1, 2020 our precious son passed away. Mary and I were devastated. We will never recover from this tragedy. If it wasn't for our friends and the amazing support we got from Anthony and his team at O'Donnell funeral home, we would not have been able to manage the first few days. Anthony's compassion, support and follow-thru was amazing. Anthony helped us through this tragic experience. If you are in need of compassion, support, follow-thru and professionalism, we highly recommend Anthony and the O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Keefe Family
April 3, 2020

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking such good care of mum. Your sensitivity and compassion were beautiful and I completely trusted your guidance. The attention to detail by your entire team was so heart warming. John and I are extremely grateful

DiGianni Family
August 27, 2019

Sally and I want to thank you for the wonderful support you provided for the services we had.
Your whole staff made the process as smooth as possible. We are very grateful and appreciative. Our mother adored you and we see why.

Michaud Family
July 10, 2019

I want to personally thank you for all you did to make my mother-in-laws funeral so beautiful. The lovely leaflet was a wonderful and beautiful unexpected surprise. Dick would be very happy that his mom had such a beautiful Mass and your dad would be so proud of how you are carrying on. Everything about the funeral was lovely but a lasting image for me will be of all the O'Donnell Guys lined up at the graveside service waving good bye as I was leaving.

Stowe Family
June 24, 2019

As Hard as this is, it was made so much easier by your kindness and patience - much love

Kobialka Family
June 6, 2019

Just wanted to send a short note to say that we are so appreciative for all that you have done for our family during our loss.
Your guidance and caring were so very helpful

Kenny Family
October 4, 2018

I cant thank you enough for your help with my mothers funeral arrangements. it was so very comforting to see her look so beautiful. At every turn you made sure that everything went smoothly. It made navigating a difficult time much easier. Again many thanks.

Nylander Family
May 4, 2018

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