Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


Charlotte Veronica O'Donovan

April 10, 1920November 29, 2019

Charlotte Veronica O'Donovan (nee Gaimo), 99 of Jefferson County, TN formerly of Montvale, NJ and Brewster, MA passed away Friday, November 29, 2019. She was the wife of the late beloved John M. O'Donovan and was predeceased in death by her brother, Frank Gaimo and sister, Marie Kavanaugh. Loving mother of Michael D. O'Donovan of Montvale, NJ; John R. O'Donovan of Stafford, VA; Daniel F. O'Donovan of Dandridge, TN and David T. O'Donovan of Park Ridge, NJ and devoted grandmother of Shannon, Casey, Darren, Timothy and Christina O'Donovan and Julianne Downes and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was a registered nurse and a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. After retiring from Rockland County (NY) Health Department, she relocated to Cape Cod in 1976 and to Dandridge, TN in 2011. While a resident of NJ, she served as President of the Rosary Society of Our Lady of Mercy RC Church in Park Ridge, NJ. She was a member and Past President of Our Lady of the Cape Guild in Brewster, MA where Charlotte and John served as Eucharistic Ministers. Both received the Marion Award, Charlotte in 1981 and John in 1990. Charlotte was a volunteer in the Horticultural Department at Cape Cod Technical High School and in 2004, received "Volunteer of the Year" award.

Visiting hours will take place Friday, December 6th from 2-4 p.m. at Doane, Beal & Ames, 729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7th at Our Lady of the Cape, 468 Stony Brook Rd., Brewster, MA 02631. Following Mass she will be buried in Brewster Lower Road Cemetery next to her husband of 54 years.

Donations in her memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders, https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/ or to The Amedisys Foundation, www.amedisys.com/about/foundation/ . For online condolences visit www.doanebealamesdennis.com


  • John M. O'Donovan, Husband (deceased)
  • Frank Gaimo, Brother (deceased)
  • Marie Kavanaugh, Sister (deceased)
  • Michael D. O'Donovan, Son
  • John R. O'Donovan, Son
  • Daniel F. O'Donovan, Son
  • David T. O'Donovan, Son
  • She was the devoted grandmother of Shannon, Casey, Darren, Timothy& Christina O'Donovan and Julianne Downesas well as12 great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, December 7, 2019


Charlotte Veronica O'Donovan

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William Whitworth

December 5, 2019

A wonderful lady. I will always remember she would be right on your level in conversations and was always so interesting to talk with. You knew you had talked with someone who cared about people and life. May God bless her family. I only knew one of her sons (Daniel) Dan but she did a great job raising her boys.

Maryanne Ryan

December 3, 2019

To Charlotte’s sons: Very sorry for your loss. Your mom always talked about her boys. She loved you all dearly and was so proud of you all. To Charolette my good friend . The first time we hung out together was the Boston Flower Shower. We both wanted to go but hadn’t had any friends that were as crazy about gardening as we were. From that time on we went on to play scrabble, talked gardening and did all fun things. I am so glad you came into my life you made things just simple and happy. I still have a quote you showed me. Just looked at it last week and thought of you. “Flexible people never get bent out of shape. “.
I love you. You helped me be a better person. Maryanne Ryan