July 18, 1934 - September 22, 2016
Bradford, Vt. - Miriam B. O'Donnell died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at her home. She was born July 18, 1934 in Morrisville, VT to Clyde and Luna (Lula) (Melvin) Beard. At the age of five her family moved to Bradford where she has lived since. She attended Bradford schools and graduated from Bradford Academy in 1952. In 1955 she married Lawrence O'Donnell. They divorced in 1993.Miriam worked for Hill's 5&10 store and later for Aubuchon Hardware in Bradford. She was known for her love of dancing with her longtime dance partner Steven Hibbard. She loved to make chocolate chip cookies, spend time with her family and friends, and visit with people in the community.Miriam was predeceased by her parents, a sister Evelyn Beard who died in infancy, a brother Harlan Beard and her sons Dana O'Donnell and Barry O'Donnell.She is survived by her longtime companion and love of her life, Steven Hibbard of Bradford; two daughters, Kathleen Porter and husband Carroll of Corinth and Amy Gagné and husband Nicholas of Berlin; a son Kenneth O'Donnell of Chelsea; a daughter-in-law, Margaret O'Donnell of Haverhill, NH; four grandsons; Ryan O'Donnell of Florida, Asa Porter of Corinth, Micah Porter of White River Jct., Brandon Gagné of Berlin; three granddaughters; Sarah Porter Bombardier and husband JeanPaul of Winooski, Lydia Porter of Chelsea, Hailey Gagné of Berlin; two step-granddaughters; Ericka Catarelli and husband Mike of Pinellas Park, FL and Rebecca Rogers and husband Kevin of South Royalton;one great-grandson, Aiden Bombardier. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Lucille (Bunny) Beard of Burlington, nieces and nephews.At Miriam's request, there will be no services. Burial will be at a later date.The Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care are in charge of arrangements.To view an online guestbook go to www.halefuneralhomes.com To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Miriam B. O'Donnell, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Bradford, Vt. - Miriam B. O'Donnell died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at her home. She was born July 18, 1934 in Morrisville, VT to Clyde and Luna (Lula) (Melvin) Beard. At the age of five her family moved to Bradford where she has lived since.... View Obituary & Service Information
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