Pawling, NY – Douglas A. Odell passed away peacefully on September 28, 2020 at Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT. He was born July 11, 1962, in Oneonta, NY, to Warren and Arlene Odell.
Doug established Odell Construction Inc. (OCI) in November 1993, operating in the greater Greenwich/Stamford/Norwalk area out of Cos Cob, CT. His wide range of experience and expertise helped shape OCI into a very reputable company gaining the trust and satisfaction of his clients. His handshake was his word and he always carried through on his projects going above and beyond.
Whenever help was needed, he was ready and willing to serve any way he could. Serving in the Prison Ministry at Faith Church in New Milford, CT and on the board of Children’s Bible Fellowship in Carmel, NY. He served in many different areas … soup kitchens, homeless shelters, Boys Scouts. He was a very generous, faithful, loving, hardworking, and giving man.
In January 2019, Doug was diagnosed with Grade IV Multiforme Glioblastoma cancer. He fought hard to win his battle with brain cancer. Through it all … he lived his faith … praising God for all things … living each day to its fullest. His amazing attitude was an inspiration and encouragement to all who knew and prayed for him.
He was adventurous and loved spending time with his family and friends, dirt bike riding, hunting, fishing, mountain bike riding, camping & family gatherings
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 23 years, Karen (Rumbold) Odell; daughters, Rachel and Emily; and sons, Jacob, Jeremy, and Alex. His siblings and spouses, Lyndon (Joan), Patricia, James (Tracy), and Christine. Brother- and sister-in-law, Dennis and Laurie Blandino. Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
He was predeceased by his parents; in-laws; grandparents Walter and Dorothy Odell and Arlie and Eva Sutherland.
A Celebration of Life service will be held outside at Faith Church 600 Danbury Road New Milford, CT, on Saturday, October 3, at 11:00 am. Doug was deeply loved by many people and as such the turn out for the service may exceed the church’s outdoor seating capacity. The church will provide as much seating as they can, however the family would like to ask any who attend his outdoor service to bring a lawn chair or collapsible chair with them if able, in order to accommodate as many friends and family as possible.
This will be an outdoor event; however, we do ask that each person in attendance wear a mask in order to comply with the state regulations. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, and we appreciate your cooperation as we strive to keep our family, loved ones and community safe during these trying times.
The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to all who have prayed for and helped Doug, Karen and their children during this difficult season.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Doug be made to Regional Hospice’s North Star Pavilion fund ( https://regionalhospicect.networkforgood.com/projects/44646-making-the-best-of-everyday) or directly to the family through their Go Fund me page (https://www.gofundme.com/f/doug-odell-care-for-end-of-life-fund?utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer)
To leave a condolence or light a candle in Doug’s memory, please visit www.danburymemorial.com
Regional Hospice North Star Children's Pavilion Fund
30 Milestone Rd., Danbury CT 06810
To donate to the North Star fund, Please make sure to select the "Children's Fund" option when following the link.
Odell family Go Fund Me