Joanne T. (LaForte) O’Donnell of East Falmouth died August 9 at Falmouth Hospital. She was 86.

She was the wife of Thomas F. O’ Donnell Sr., to whom she was married for 56 years. Her husband died in 2008.

She was born in Waltham, the daughter of Albert and Katherine (Allen) LaForte.

Ms. O’Donnell was an accomplished seamstress and a member of a quilting group.

She leaves five sons, Thomas F. O’Donnell Jr. of East Falmouth, Michael A. O’Donnell of Falmouth, David R. O’Donnell of Pennsylvania, Stephen J. O’Donnell of West Barnstable, and Glen E. O’Donnell of Northbridge; eight grandchildren; and other family.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, August 14, at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway.

Burial will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

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