Obituary for Helen Ida O’Dell

Helen Ida O'Dell

Helen Ida O’Dell, 75, a resident of Dover Plains, NY, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mrs. O’Dell was a supervising housekeeper for 35 years at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center and later worked at the Wassaic Developmental Center.

Born on June 5, 1943, in Sharon, CT she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Ferris) Marshall. Mrs. O’Dell is survived by her son, Anthony Marshall of Wassaic; a brother, Walter Marshall of Dover Plains and three sisters, Margaret Dennis of Dover Plains, Freda Berry of Lagrangeville, and Anna Travis of Poughkeepsie. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Anthony Colgiavani of Albany, Shawn Marshall of White Plains and Hunter and Jesse Marshall of Dover Plains, NY; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Amenia Island Cemetery, Route 343, Amenia, NY with Pastor SunJoo Lee officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553. To send the family an online condolence, please visit
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