Enjoyed swimming, traveling and dancing

Published February 28, 2019

PEABODY — Adele J. (DiNardo) McDonnell, 92, of Peabody, died early Monday morning, February 25, 2019 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody following a lengthy illness. She was the devoted wife of the late James J. McDonnell, former Deputy Fire Chief in Peabody.

Born in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Mariano) DiNardo. She was raised and educated in Beverly and was a graduate of Beverly High School, class of 1943. She also received as associate’s degree from North Shore Community College. She had lived in Peabody for the past 70 years.

Adele worked in retail and later was an administrative assistant at Endicott College for many years before retiring. She enjoyed swimming, traveling, golfing, biking and dancing, and upon her retirement she enjoyed going to the Peabody senior center as well.

Adele is survived by her son, James and his wife Cathy McDonnell of Peabody, her four daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Bob Finger of Brockton, Judi and Charley Lincicum of Danvers, Susan and Steve O’Leary of North Reading, and Ellen McDonnell and David Temple of Wakefield. She is also survived by her beloved nine grandchildren, Michael Finger of Texas, David Finger of Amsterdam, Melanie Morton of Seattle, Wash., Anitra Brodeur of Windham, N.H., Michael and John McDonnell of Peabody, Kevin O’Leary of Boston, Jim O’Leary of North Reading, and Emily Ciarametaro of Peabody, and also by her seven great-grandchildren, Will, Livia, Owen, Riley, Sloane, Abigail and Max, and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Lisa Ciarametaro Barrasso, and by her eight brothers and sisters, Frank, Albina, Mary, Emma, Jennie, Jerry, Lena and Gina.

Her funeral will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February 28 from 4 until 8 p.m. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Cedar Grove Ave, Peabody.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in her name to either to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or to Friends of Peabody Council on Aging, 75 R Central St., Peabody, MA 01960. For directions and online condolence visit www.ccbfuneral.com.