Paul O Donnelly, age 75, of Clewiston, passed away after a lengthy illness at Kingshouse in LaBelle.
Paul was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 02, 1938 to the late Roland and Ruth Lincoln Donnelly. He enlisted in the Coast Guard at the age of 17 and served from 1955-1959; he moved to Florida and operated the A&W Restaurant in Clewiston for many years, then later he opened the Donnelly's Restaurant and ran this restaurant until his retirement in 1997.
He met and married Betty Crawford in July 14, 1983; she survives.
He also leaves behind his loving children; Steven Donnelly and his wife Celeste of New Jersey, James Donnelly of South Carolina, Wade Blair of Naples, Florida and Denisa Donnelly of Texas; his seven grandchildren, one brother and three sisters.
There are no local services planned, however there will be a memorial service in South Carolina at a later date. Local cremation arrangements are being handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Clewiston.