John Taggart O'Donnell
Help us celebrate John! Please share your stories and photos, and invite others who remember John.
John Taggart O'Donnell, 74, originally of Brooklyn, NY, passed away peacefully just after midnight on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
John grew up in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn until he and his wife, Kathy, moved to Tobyhanna. While in the Poconos, John worked in dining rooms at Penn Hills, Mount Airy Lodge, and The 1890 Barn before owning and operating Chinnici's restaurant in Scranton, PA. He would later go on into a number of successful sales positions before finding a wonderful stride building relationships helping provide ADT security systems to businesses. John and Kathy moved to Nashville in October 2021 to be closer to their son and daughter-in-law.
John was beloved by many for his one-of-a-kind personality. He was an endlessly curious thinker, comedian, pot-stirrer, and fan of the New York Mets and New York Jets, who almost never met someone he couldn't get along with. In the words of one relative who paid tribute to him, "you can't dislike a guy who keeps you laughing."
John is preceded in death by his parents, George O'Donnell and Adele O'Donnell n?e Adele Taggart, and his brothers George and Richie.
He is survived by his wife Kathy O'Donnell n?e Kathy Chinnici, son Matthew, and daughter-in-law Amanda O'Donnell n?e Amanda LeSaicherre.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd at Saint Henry Catholic Church, 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205. There will be a visitation at the church from 10 o'clock in the morning until 11, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from 11 o'clock until noon. A procession to the Historic Spring Hill Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Pike, Nashville will follow, where there will be a final graveside service at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
Flowers can be sent to Saint Henry Catholic Church.