Hugh Edward Odell

Born: Thu., Apr. 30, 1931
Died: Mon., Apr. 2, 2012

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 07, 2012
Location: South Congregational Church

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Newport, NH: Hugh E. Odell, 80, of Cheney Street, passed away at Valley Regional Hospital, Monday morning, April 2, 2012, following a long battle with cancer.

Hugh was born in Hillsboro, NH, April 30, 1931, son of the late Harold Wayne and Gladys (Moulton) Odell.  He was raised and educated in Sunapee and joined the Coast Guard at the age of eighteen.  He had been in two years when the Korean Conflict began and was honorably discharged in 1952.  Upon returning to New Hampshire he enrolled at New England College where he was on the ski team and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1957.  That led him to the Kelly-Springfield Division of Goodyear Tire and Rubber where he served as the Northeast Credit Manager for many years. He was a volunteer firefighter in Bethel, CT, where he made his home with his first wife, Dolores (Barclay) until her passing in 1984.  He returned to his native area that same year.  Hugh was a charter member and past president of the Mt. Sunapee Area Ski Club, was an avid skier and golfer and loved fishing and traveling. His true loves were his grand and great-grandchildren; they were his hobbies.

Hugh is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Jacqueline A. (Mueller) Odell, his son: Clay Odell (Ann Perry) of West Lebanon, 2 step-sons: Bryan Rush (Marie), Robbin Rush (Barbara) all of Orange Park, FL, 2 daughters: Kathleen Moss (Andrew) of Pt. Pleasant, NJ, Cynthia Root (Brian) of Toms River, NJ, 3 step-daughters: Laura Hooley (David) of Croydon, NH, Tracey Bailey (Lawrence) Newport, NH, Deborah Wood (Gerald) of Jackson, NJ, a brother: David Odell (Gale) of Springfield, GA, a sister: Edith Ann Odell of Edgewater, FL, 16 grandchildren: Kyle, Christopher, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Kaitlyn, Jessica, Allison, Amanda, Tyler, Evan, Ryley, Evan, Eric, Maggie, Abigail and Mackenzie and 5 great-grandchildren: Lindsey, Jacob, Jackson, Emily and Connor. In addition to his first wife he, Dolores, he was also predeceased by his brother Harold W. Odell.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2PM on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the South Congregational Church.  Rev. Craig Cowing officiating.  There will be no calling hours.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In Lieu of flower donation are requested to the Outdoor Ministries Council- South Church, 20 Church Street, Newport, NH 03773.

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Melissa Bean
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
My thought and prayers are with you Jackie in this time of sorrow.

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Carol and Michael Dixon
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
You are in our thoughts and prayers. If you ever need anything, we are only a minute away. We are sending you lots of hugs.

Michael and Carol

Pam Baldwin
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing he is at peace. I will be doing a luminary bag in his memory at our Relay For Life in Greenville. (Lindsey Young's teacher)

Mallori Rice
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
I met Hugh while working one day at MJ Harringtons. I''ll never forget what a great sense of humor he had-I laughed so hard that day! My prayers are with the family. May you all be warmed by the wonderful memories you have with Hugh!

Victoria Stillson
   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugh was quite a guy, I loved his bright shining wit and good nature. Let the happy memories carry you during these difficult times.

Jeanne & Steve Erickson
   Posted Thu April 05, 2012

Just recalling how you had hoped to take your dad skiing one more time. Hope that you were able to accomplish that - or at least talk skiing with him instead! So sorry for your loss. Trusting that your dad is at peace & you are comforted by knowing that.

Will & Kyongmi
   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
Prayers for peace for everyone. Uncle Hugh is truly missed but most assuredly not forgotten!

vern & bobbi violette
   Posted Sun April 08, 2012
Dear Jackie & Family.

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Hugh.

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Rita Smith
   Posted Tue April 10, 2012
Sorry for your loss

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