Phyllis Gautreau O’Donnell

Obituary for Phyllis Gautreau O’Donnell

Born 12/23/1931 at Peterborough,NH.

Died 06/05/2015 at Rochester,NY.

Lived a full, Christian life. Was a loving grand-daughter, daughter, wife, and mother.

Predeceased by grand-parents Helen and Dosithe Gautreau, parents Bella and Anthony Florre, and brother Ronald Florre.

Survived by husband Thomas L O’Donnell, son Steven D O’Donnell, daughter Erin E O’Donnell, sister Elaine F Carney (Thomas), and sister-in-law Carol Florre.

Survived by husband’s sister Mary O Macintosh, his brother-in-law Lester Hutchinson, and his sister-in-law Phyllis L O’Donnell.

Also survived by many nieces, nephews and special friend Dolores Parent.

A graduate of Peterborough High School, class of 1949 and of Bentley Secretarial in Boston.

Employment in New Hampshire included Derby’s and The Guernsey Cattle Club in Peterborough, Fay Construction in Lyndeborough, and Varney and Levy Law in Portsmouth.

Employment in New York included Rochester Savings Bank, Shuron Optical, Sutter and Slater Law, Homemaker, First Asbury Church Daycare, Al Sigl Center Cerebral Palsy and Rochester Museum and Science Center Adult Education.

Phyllis will be laid to rest with a Catholic Graveside Service at the South Lyndeborough Cemetery Annex at 1 pm on 06/20/2015.

Contributions may be made to the Special Olympics, 1 Grove Street, Ste. 216, Pittsford, NY 14534. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to