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Brett Thomas

January 30, 1988 – July 6, 2020

Brett O'Donnell
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Obituary for Brett Thomas O'Donnell

Brett Thomas O’Donnell was a proud father and devoted husband. He loved his family with his whole heart. His generosity, thoughtfulness and kindness made him incredibly easy to love. He fought through opposition and struggles with ambition and his faith in the Lord. Ever the comedian, he had the ability to light up a room with his quick wit and charm, a trait he has generously passed down to his beautiful little girl. He was released into the arms of our Savior feeling loved, blessed, healed, at peace and finally free. Always optimistic about his beloved Dallas Cowboys, he was an avid sports fan all around. Brett had a profound athletic career that he was very proud of earning many awards & honors over the years starting with Manchester Pop Warner, Manchester Little League, & LMSA Soccer. Brett then moved to Toms River where he played the Striker position for TRSA Revolution traveling soccer team, and Shooting guard for TRBA, Toms River Wolfpack, Toms River Ice & Jersey Shore Warriors AAU basketball teams, moving onto Toms River Intermediate East Rockets Soccer & Basketball, and finally Toms River High School East Raiders Varsity Soccer & Basketball where he earned All Shore conference, All county, & All state honors in soccer his Junior & Senior years, along with leading the conference in goals with 22 his junior year and earning the captain & MVP awards his senior year. He served in the US NAVY from 2008-2017. He graduated from Ashford University with his B.A. in Business while also pursuing his certification in addiction counseling. He always said he wanted to help others like those who have helped him. He is survived by his wife of 11 years Tania O’Donnell, daughter, Olivia R. O’Donnell, Parents Philip P. O’Donnell & wife Susan, Cyndy O’Donnell-Bove & husband Luigi Bove, grandparents, Frances O’Donnell, Stan & Carol Owci, brothers Philip P O’Donnell III & wife Heather O’Donnell, Sean O’Donnell & wife Nicolette O’Donnell, Vincent Bove, Sisters Cara Schoner & husband Lance Schoner, Jena Bove-Pisacreta & husband Erminio Pisacret, his precious nieces and nephews, Ava, Luca, Ella, Aria, Nino, Charlie & Declan; In laws, Doroteo & Stela Ferreira, as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Visitation is Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester, NJ 08759. In lieu of flowers, we have set up a fund for our daughter. If you would like to make a donation, please make checks out to Wells Fargo Advisors FBO Olivia O'Donnell and mail to; PO Box 4037, Middletown, NJ 07748. If you prefer to donate electronically, we have set up a Venmo account: @Tania-ODonnell.

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First Visitation

When Friday, July 10, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oliverie Funeral Home
2925 Ridgeway Road
Manchester, NJ 08759
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Second Visitation

When Friday, July 10, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Oliverie Funeral Home
2925 Ridgeway Road
Manchester, NJ 08759
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