Kiernan Arthur O’Donnell of Austin, TX died suddenly and unexpectantly at his home on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
Kiernan was born on March 20, 2001 to his parents Jeanette and Patrick O’Donnell. Kiernan was the youngest of six children. Kiernan attended Summitt Elementary, Gullet Elementary, Murchison Middle School. Kiernan was a student at Anderson High School and will graduate postmortem this year.
In Kiernan’s 18 years on Earth, he touched many hearts. Kiernan was a gentle giant. Even though he was non-verbal, he made his wishes and presence known. Kiernan was able to communicate through his iPad, mostly for what he wanted to eat i.e. (KFC, Sonic, IHOP Chicken strips, Whataburger and his mother’s homemade chili and chicken fried steak).
Kiernan is survived by his parents Jeanette (nee Boudreau) and Patrick O’Donnell of Austin, TX and his sisters, Caitlin (28), Deirdre (24), Erin (22) and Meaghan (21) and his brother Patrick II (19). Kiernan was preceded in death by his grandparents Arthur and Gloria Boudreau and Thomas and Kathleen O’Donnell.
The O’Donnell family will hold a celebration of Kiernan’s life at a later date.
The O’Donnell family would like to thank the Austin Fire Department and the Austin Police Department for their efforts to save Kiernan’s life.