2012-12-13 / Obituaries


Ruth G. Oddey, a lifelong resident of Brewster, passed away on December 8, 2012. Ruth had just celebrated her 99th birthday.

Ruth was born Sept 24, 1913, in Brewster, graduated from Brewster High School, attended business school and was employed as an administrative secretary for many years at Wassaic State School. Ruth was the daughter of Terrence and Mary Ann (Connors) Gallagher,

She married David L. Oddey on June 28, 1947 in Brewster. Mr. Oddey died July 3, 1969.

Ruth enjoyed her travels to their home in Vermont; she loved history, especially her home of five generations. She was a lifelong member of St. Lawrence O'toole Church.

Besides her husband David, Ruth was predeceased by her three sisters, Mabel, Marguerite, and Irene; her only niece Elizabeth Fazzinga; and her husband Joseph. She is survived by two grandnieces, two great grandnieces, and two great-grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, December 12, at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, with interment following at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery, Brewster. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Ruth’s memory to the Putnam Humane Society, Box 297, Carmel, New York 10512

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