Mary A. Odell(1941 - 2018)

Mary Anne Chariton Odell of Hull, age 77, died on September 9, 2018. Ms. Odell was born April 16, 1941, in Oneida, N.Y. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and the University of Delaware. She strongly believed in the value of education, working most of her life in that field. After teaching English for many years, she moved from Newark, Del., in 1988, to Scituate, where she became the first director of the Literacy Program of Greater Plymouth at Plymouth Public Library until her retirement in 2004. She re-entered the workforce to work part time, most recently as the office manager at the Hingham Congregational Church. She retired in 2015. She was an active member of the community of Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, serving on many committees and participating services as a liturgist. Survivors include two children, Mark Odell and his wife Karen of Groton, and Carolyn Odell and John Camera of Raynham; a sister, Jane Barclay of Scituate; her brother-in-law, James Barclay; a brother, Ted Chariton of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Meagan Odell; two nephews, a niece, and several great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St., Hingham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, or the Literacy Program of Greater Plymouth at Plymouth Public Library. For an online guest book, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com. 781-383-0200

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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Sept. 12, 2018