Obituary The Daily Herald Chicago Illinois 5 December 1999
Louisa A. "Loo" O'Donnell of Wheaton A memorial Mass for Louisa A. "Loo" O'Donnell will be held at 11 a.m, Tuesday, at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 315 W. Illinois St., Wheaton. Her nephew, the Rev. Thomas Tunney will officiate. Born Aug. 28,1902, in Tulla, County Clare, Ireland, the youngest of 11 children born to Mary Foley and Patrick O'Donnell. she died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, after a short illness. Louisa received her bachelor of science degree in psychology from St. Maryis University in San Antonio, Texas and her mas- teris degree in social work from Loyola University in Chicago. She immigrated to the United States in the early 1930s. She lived in the Wheaton area for approximately 50 years. She did counseling work hi San Antonio and Dallas, Texas, Batavia and Carol Stream school systems, The Cenacle in Warrenville and the Department of Family Services in Aurora. Her memberships include the Batavia Teachers Association (BTA), National Education Association (NEA) and Delta Kappa Gammas (women in education society). Survivors include her nieces, Mary Betz of Williamsville, N.Y, Mary Foudy of Inagh, County Clare, Ireland and Moira Savage of Dallas, Texas; nephews, Patrick O'Donnell of Dublin, Ireland, Owen O'Donnell and Michael O'Donnell of Crusheen, County Clare, Ireland, Brian O'Donnell of Coppell, Texas, Martin O'Donnell of Irving, Texas, John Tunney of East Moriches, N.Y, the Rev. Thomas Tunney C.S.Sp. of New York, N.Y. and William Tunney Jr. of Chesterfield, Mo.; and numerous close and personal friends in the Chicago area and throughout the United States. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alliance for the Mentally III of DuPage County, 1403 N. Main St., Suite 301, Wheaton, IL 60187.