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Obituary of Jacqueline D. MacDonnell


Mrs. Jacqueline D. MacDonnell, 90, of Cortland passed away Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug 18, 1932 in Utica. Jacqueline was pre-deceased by her husband of 59 years, Richard G, MacDonnell, Sr. She recently returned to live in Cortland where she and her husband raised their five children.


Jacqueline interests were many and she enjoyed painting, writing, especially poetry and even was a member of The Writer’s Guild in Florida. She also enjoyed playing Tennis and the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her children; Kenneth (Darlene) MacDonnell and Richard (Ann) MacDonnell Jr. both of Cortland, Karen (Edward) Wright of North Berwick, Maine, Diane MacDonnell of Cortland and Joan Cullerot of Nashua, New Hampshire as well as 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. prior to the start of services.
Contributions in Jacqueline’s memory may be made to Hospice Foundation of Cortland County Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, N.Y. 13045

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.riccardifuneralhome.com

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