Patrick O’Dea from Lisseycasey – RIP

Patrick never missed a clan gathering since our very first clan gathering in 1990.  Patrick was a kind gentleman who was very proud of his O’Dea heritage and roots.

In his youth, Patrick excelled as a national cross country champion.  Every year, the Patrick O’Dea open cross country and 5 km road races is held in his native Lissycasey to honour him.… Continue reading

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Paul Thomas O’Day – RIP

Paul passed away peacefully on June 1, 2017 at home with his family by his side.  He was born May 2, 1935 in Chicopee, MA to James & Jeanette O’Day.  He earned a BA in Chemistry w/honors from American International College, a Masters in Public Admin from American Univ and a JD from Georgetown Univ where he received their Constitutional Law Award.  He was a visiting fellow at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School & awarded an honorary doctorate in Public Admin from AIC.  He was President of the Eisenhower World Institute from ’93-’99 and on the Shakespeare board from 1985-1990.  His government service included his appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce & Senior positions in the Office of the US Trade Rep.  Up to his passing, he was President & Counsel of the American Fiber Manufacturers Assoc.  A job he truly loved, considered the height of his career, and poured himself into, even at 82.  Friends called him “a Legend” in the industry.  The AFMA Board established a scholarship in 2014 in honor of Paul, who served as their President for 3 decades.

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Terence John (Terry) O’Dea, Brisbane, Queensland

Terence John (Terry) O’Dea of Brisbane, Queensland passed away peacefully on 20 October 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  He was aged 68 years.

He is survived by his wife Julie and his four daughters: Kathleen, Bridget, Meghann, and Colleen.… Continue reading

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Condolences to David and Sue Poole

To David and Sue Poole

David and Sue, On behalf of all the Committee members of the Dysert O’Dea Australian group, please accept our condolences on the sad passing of your father. May you, Sue and all your family find peace and happiness in the fact dad is at peace and is in a better place looking down and protecting you and your family.… Continue reading

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Fr Thomas O’Dea, Clan Chaplain, RIP

The death has taken place unexpectedly, of our esteemed clan chaplain, Fr Tom (Tot) O’Dea, at his residence in Ballynacally/Lissycasey, Co Clare, on Saturday, January 2, 2016.  Fr Tom is a native of Newmarket-on-Fergus and was 82 years old.  He studied in St Flannan’s College, Ennis and St Patrick’s College, Carlow.  He was ordained for the Diocese of Phoenix, USA where he ministered for many years before returning to Ireland.
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Mary Elizabeth Mallory Haake, Saint Charles, Missouri

Haake, Mary E., of Saint Charles, Missouri, died on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the age of 90.
 
Loving wife of the late Eric C. Haake; beloved daughter of the late Joseph B. and Myrtle E. Mallory; devoted mother of Joan (Marvin) Koechig; cherished grandmother of Nick (Colleen) Koechig and Erica (Will Spratt) Koechig; she is preceded in death by her brother Joseph (Edna Mae) B.
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John O’Dea of Waverley House, Newmarket-on-Fergus

It is with deep regret that I pass on the sad news of the recent death of John O Dea of Waverley, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co Clare who passed away on May 2. In the early days of the clan, John was a regular attender at our reunions until he became ill and was confined to Carrigoran Nursing Home.
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Obituary – Kay Josselyn O’Dea, 1937-2012

Kay Josselyn O’Dea, 1937-2012 – from James E O’Dea (US). 

My wife and best friend for 54 years died 3/3/2012 at our Panorama SNF with progressive dementia [2 strokes] and sudden ovarian adenocarcinoma.  All family gathered.  Jim O’Dea

Kay Josselyn O’Dea, 74, of Lacey, WA and formerly Portland, OR, recently passed away from ovarian cancer at the skilled nursing facility at Panorama in Lacey, which was her retirement community since 2004 following a major stroke in 2000.Continue reading

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