Mary O’Donnell 5K Race to Cure ALS
The Mary O’Donnell 5K Race to Cure ALS will be held at Pine Banks Park in Melrose, MA on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
Date: August 11th, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Pine Banks Park, Melrose
Distance: 5 k race
Cost: $30 for runners/walkers
The race is held in memory of Mary O’Donnell a loving wife and mother who lost her courageous four year battle to ALS on November 1, 2014. She was 51 years old.
Mary Pomer O’Donnell was born in Boston on September 13, 1963, the sixth of twelve children of Frank A. Pomer and Margaret (Flatley) Pomer. Mary was raised in Belmont, MA graduating from Belmont High School in 1981. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from The College of The Holy Cross in 1985 and her Law Degree from Suffolk University in 1994. On June 9, 1990 she married Bill O’Donnell and they made their home in Melrose MA.
Mary was a homemaker who took great pride in taking care of her family. She was the devoted and loving mother to her five children, Tom, Jim, Matt, Luke and Maria. She enjoyed going to the beach, was a person who enjoyed the simpler things in life and never took anything for granted. She cherished the quiet times with her husband and enjoyed attending all the activities that her children were involved in whether it be school functions or sporting events.