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Carl Merrill O'Donnell

September 14, 1931May 19, 2020

Carl Merrill O’Donnell 1931 - 2020

Auburn, Maine - Carl M. O'Donnell, 88, born in Yarmouth, Maine on September 14, 1931 died on May 22, 2020 surrounded by his family in Auburn.

Carl was the son of Clarence E. and Elva L. (Huston) O'Donnell, and grew up in Yarmouth, ME, graduated from North Yarmouth Academy, and served in the Air Force in the Korean War. He married his wife of 63 years, Roberta A. Monson, on February 21, 1957, in Dover, NH. He spent over 30 years working for the Shell Oil Company and retired in 1991 in Bedford, MA. Because he loved the warm weather he and Roberta moved to Naples, FL, but returned every summer to Sebago Lake, ME. While driving for Shell for many years, he never once had an accident. He was known for being frugal, friendly, and faithful to his wife and children. He treasured time with his family and friends and freely offered advice from a lifetime of experience and encouraged everyone saying, “Cheer up. Better days are coming.”

Carl is survived by his wife Roberta; three children, Curtis (Rena) of Hartford, ME, Karen (Francois) Bonneau of Lewiston, ME, and Rebecca (Robert) Hauge of Gainesville, VA; 8 grandchildren, Craig (Christine) of Sanford, ME, Chad (Jillian) of Biddeford, ME, Cailin of Hartford, ME, Natalie Bonneau of Lewiston, ME, Emily (Jeandre) Gericke of Washington DC, Sarah, Variah, and Robert Kirill Hauge of Gainesville, VA.; 4 great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Cadence, Jack, and Cecilia.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial service with military honors on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:00 am at Blanchard Cemetery, 215 Winn Road, Falmouth, ME. All of his family and friends want to remind Roberta of their love for her and to “Cheer up. Better days are coming!”

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Carl’s name to a charity of your choice.


  • Clarence E. O'Donnell, Father (deceased)
  • Elva L. (Huston) O'Donnell, Mother (deceased)
  • Roberta A. (Monson) O'Donnell, Wife
  • Curtis O'Donnell (Rena O'Donnell), Son
  • Karen Bonneau (Francois Bonneau), Daughter
  • Rebecca Hauge (Robert Hauge), Daughter
  • Craig O'Donnell (Christine O'Donnell), Grandson
  • Chad O'Connell (Jillian O'Donnell), Grandson
  • Cailin O'Donnell, Grandchild
  • Natalie Bonneau, Granddaughter
  • Emily Gericke (Jeandre Gericke), Granddaughter
  • Sarah Hauge, Granddaughter
  • Variah Hauge, Granddaughter
  • Robert Kirill Hauge, Grandson
  • Carl was also survived by 4 great-grandchildren; Cassidy, Cadence, Jack and Cecilia.

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27 June

Graveside Memorial Service

11:00 am

Blanchard Cemetery

215 Winn Road
Falmouth , Maine


Carl Merrill O'Donnell

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Hazel Chase

May 28, 2020

I remember we stayed with Carl and Berta (lovely visit) and we played a lot of cribbage. Women against men. Women won 35 in a row-finally the men won one!! No more cribbage after that. Always quit while you're ahead.
Love you, and I hope you meet up with Bob!❤💋😊

Carolyn McMann

May 24, 2020

Carl was so much more to me than a brother-in-law I was just a kid when he married my sister he help my mother and in doing so made my life better they gave me a second home and so more. Send my love and prayers to all of you Aunt Cal

Erin McMann

May 24, 2020

The best of days always happened when Uncle Carl and Aunt Berta were visiting or we were lucky enough to visit heaven on the lake to see you. Your visits always brightened my Mom’s world. Thank you for your infectious smile and sincere laugh.


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