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Roland O'Dell


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Roland H. O'Dell

1934 - 2016 Roland H. O'Dell, 82, a resident of Gore Road, passed away June 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Roland was born in Bennington on May 17, 1934 the son of the late Merritt and Hazel (Fisk) O'Dell and attended local schools. While loving in Medina, Roland worked for Birds Eye Food/Heinz and ten years at Whitmore & Jacksons. Upon moving to Bennington, Roland worked for Ben-mont Paper, Bennington Pottery, nearly thirty years at Johnson Controls until they closed and at the Vermont Veterans Home, retiring in 1999. Roland was a member of the Vermont National Guard for eight years, the Bennington Horseshoe Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking in his wood shop. In his earlier years he played horseshoes and was named to the Horseshoe Hall of Fame. Roland is survived by his wife the former Beverly Johnson of Bennington whom he married in Medina, NY on June 27, 1958, son Mark Brian O'Dell of Bennington, brother Leon O'Dell of Shaftsbury, sister Mildred Malone of Medina, NY grandchildren Brandon and Taigan O'Dell, great grandchildren Winter-Skye, Nicole Tay and Giavannah-Gabriella and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son Roland O'Dell, Jr. who died in 1977, brothers Merritt O'Dell, Jr., William O'Dell, Vernon O'Dell and Donald, O'Dell, sisters Louise Beatrice Leazer who died July 6, 1998 and Marjorie Bevins who died in 2010 and his step father Charles William Hunt who died September 8, 1990. At the request of the family there are no formal funeral services. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Roland's memory may be made to or the Bennington Rescue Squad, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, VT.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 14, 2016
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