August 21, 1933 – February 1, 2020
Helen P. (O’Donnell) Kierce, known to most as "Nell" passed away at her home in Fall River, MA on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the age of 86. Born at home in South Deerfield, MA, the youngest of seven children, she was the daughter of the late Bernard O’Donnell and Catherine (Finnegan) O’Donnell. Nell graduated from Amesbury High School in 1951. After raising her 3 children, she worked for Mansfield Cooperative Bank for many years before her retirement. Nell loved family gatherings, the ocean, Shirley Temple movies and recently, old westerns. She was fiercely devoted to her six grandchildren who were truly the apples of her eye. Mrs. Kierce is survived by her three children, Linda Ollen and her husband Walter of Topsham, Maine, Thomas Sullivan of Fall River and Brian Sullivan and his wife L’Cena of LaQuinta, California, her brother, Richard O’Donnell and his wife Edie of Exeter, NH. She also leaves behind six beloved grandchildren, Ian Sullivan, Daniel and Michael Ollen, Ryan and Kayla Sullivan, and Abby Sullivan, as well as many nieces and nephews. Nell will also be missed by Sue Sullivan, Laura Sullivan and Sandra Birch. She was the sister of the late Rita Yestramski, Edward O’Donnell, Bernard O’Donnell, Francis O’Donnell and Kay Shute. A celebration of Nell's life will be held at a later date.