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O'DONNELL, NANCY (nee McKnew), passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children on January 14, 2017. Nancy joins her family members in heaven: Mary O'Donnell, daughter; Jessica Dell'Isola, granddaughter; Emma and George, parents; Donald, Bobby and Jeanie, siblings; and dear friend Dorothy. Nancy is survived by her children: Patty (Jeff), Nancy (Jeff), Terri (Todd), Linda (Mark), Maureen, Jimmy, and Bobby (Anne); her 16 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, her siblings Micky and Jerry; her many nieces and nephews, and her dear friend Dolly. Nancy repatriated with her children to Wildwood NJ in 1974 from Monte Carlo, with the assistance of Princess Grace of Monaco. She began her career thanks to Russo's Gingham Club, and retired from the Claridge and Bally's Casino in Atlantic City. The family extends its appreciation to her beloved Dr. Costino, her doctor for over 40 years, and to the great staff and friends at Autumn Lakes Nursing Home in Ocean View, NJ. In lieu of flowers, spend time with a loved one today. A private celebration of life will be hosted by her son, Jim O'Donnell.