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Anthony P. Oddi

May 12, 2017

Anthony P. Oddi, 86, Breen Ave., Watertown passed away at his home on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Wednesday, May 17, from 4 - 7PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, May 18, at 9:15AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at St. Anthony's Church at 10AM with Msgr. Robert Aucoin, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Tony was born in Watertown on January 17, 1931, son of Joseph and Mary Misercola Oddi. He attended St. Patrick's Elementary School and graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in 1948.

On December 27, 1950 he entered the US Air Force. He received the National Defense Service and Good Conduct Medals and was honorably discharged on December 1, 1954.

On April 11, 1953 Tony married Anna L. Pepe at St. Anthony's Church with Fr. George Tobin officiating. Mrs. Oddi died December 10, 2007.

He was as a pavement marking supervisor for NYS DOT when he retired in April 1991 after 36 years of service to the state. He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, Council 259. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion Post 61, Italian American Club, and the Northside Improvement League, and enjoyed bowling.

Tony is survived by his three children, Joseph M. Oddi, Bradenton, FL, Therese M. "Terry" Ranger and husband, James, Watertown, and Joanne P. Onderdonk and husband, Douglas, Hilton; three grandchildren, Alyson and Zachary Ranger and Samantha Onderdonk, and 1 great grandson, Andrew Ranger; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his wife, Anna, he was predeceased by two brothers, Albert M. and Orlando "Lefty" Oddi, and one sister, Angelinia Ratigliano.

The family wishes to send love and gratitude to his caregivers, Wanda and Liz, and his very special friends, Annie, Virgil and Bridget. Donations in his name may be made to St. John Bosco Preschool Program, Immaculate Heart Elementary School, 122 Winthrop St., Watertown, NY 13601, Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets (GRASP), P. O. Box 26741, Rochester, NY 14626 or online at www.graspinc.org/adoptions, or Last Chance Animal Sanctuary, Inc., P. O. Box 21338, Bradenton, FL 34204 or online at www.lcasflorida.org. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#13 Kathy Smith Mead 2017-06-14 16:30
Joe and family. I'm sorry for your loss I just found out. Your father was a great man. He was always laughing and joking, especially when he was hanging with his boys at Carbonell. I know you already know this and I'm sure you've heard it from many people, but it shows how many lives he touched with that humor and smile. Just remember that he's not here with you physically, but he's just over your shoulder with God by his side watching over all of you. I'm not sure if my first message got to you, hopefully this one will. God bless
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#12 Elise Murphy 2017-05-16 11:02
Joe & family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, may your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Elise (MassMutual)
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#11 Frank P Molinari 2017-05-15 22:05
Tony Oddi was a true gentleman. He always greeted you with a smile and a sincere how are you doing? I remember and cherish many fond memories with my brother Joe, Tony, and the gang that socialized at the old Carbone Grocery store. And the New York Yankees were generally a topic in most conversations.
I send my sincere condolences to the Oddi family.
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#10 Jan Laribee 2017-05-15 15:37
Terry and Jim,

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
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#9 Pamela Pepe 2017-05-15 11:06
To my cousins, Terry, Joanne and Joey
I am so sad I can't be with you at this time but I know he is in a better place because he is now by the side of your mom. I will miss my uncle who was so good to us and helped us through our grief with our parents. Your home has always been a 2nd home to me and I thank you for that.
Rest in peace Tony and I can see the smile on your face as you entered through the gate. Hugs to all who have passed before you.
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#8 Andrew Rudd 2017-05-15 08:27
So sorry to hear of Tonys passing but grateful for the opportunity to get to know him over the past few years and for the fact we got to talk one last time just last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
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#7 Robert Pepe 2017-05-14 23:03
Terry, Joann and Joe.

Sorry to hear about your dad, but now he won't have to make his daily visits to the cemetery to be with your mother. He is now with her in all eternity. We all know that he has been waiting 10 years of this meeting and you know that he is happy again with your mother. He will probably tell St. Peter that he will mow the lawn only if he has a riding lawn mower. Tony we will miss you and your visits the day that we usually arrived in Watertown. Go in Peace.

Oh, tell Claire that we really miss her.
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#6 Stephen M Pepe 2017-05-14 16:57
Terry, Joanne, Joey,

I'm so sorry to hear that Uncle Tony has left us. I always felt your house was my 2nd home. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Love Stephen
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#5 michael oddi 2017-05-14 11:41
so sorry to hear about our cousin tony who passed away. he will surely missed. our prayers for him will always be in our hearts.god blees him and the family.
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#4 John and Joanne Rati 2017-05-13 21:52
Terry,Joanne Joe and Family
The world lost a kind and good man and he will be sorely missed. He always had kind words for anyone he met, God speed him on his journey home to join
all who passed before him.
With sympathy and much love
John,Joanne and Family.
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