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Ernest O'Dell


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Ernest O'Dell Obituary
Ernest H. O'Dell

1932-2015 NORTH ADAMS Mr. Ernest Hannen O'Dell, 83, died Thursday June 4, 2015 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in North Adams, Mass. on March 8, 1932, son of Walter and Eugenia (LaBonte) O'Dell. He attended local schools. Ernest was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He was last employed by Local #98 as an operating engineer for heavy equipment for many years. Ernest was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles in North Adams and the VFW in Shelburne Falls. He enjoyed dancing and trips to the casino. His wife was Vivian (Delisle) O'Dell who died on April 23, 2000. They were married on July 7, 1956. Survivors include one son, Todd O'Dell of Shelburne Falls, Mass. and two grandchildren, Michael and Kristen. He also leaves three brothers, Walter O'Dell of Clarksburg, Arthur O'Dell of Bernardston, and Paul O'Dell of Shrewsbury; five sisters, Harriet Mahar of Cheshire, Violet Sherman of Titusville, Fla., Shirley Cormier of Charlemont, Constance Billiel of Colrain, and Barbara Ireland of Ashby; nieces and nephews; and his longtime companion, Gladys Luczynski of North Adams. He was pre-deceased by his son, Keith O'Dell who died March 6, 1993; and his brother, Eugene O'Dell. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Ernest O'Dell are private. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Adams VFW in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 5, 2015
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