BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Louise A. O'Dell, a former longtime resident of Briarcliff Manor, died Saturday, Sept. 30, in New Jersey at the age of 90.
O'Dell was described as a beloved mother, grandmother and well-known real estate broker. She lived in Briarcliff for more than 30 years.
The Pennsylvania native was born in 1927 to Marianna and Ludvig Augustine. She was one of 14 children and spent her childhood in Oregon Hill, Penn. O'Dell also lived in Rochester and Baltimore for several years where she attended college and worked in retail. She married Robert J. O'Dell in 1951.
They had 5 children, Robert Kirk, Thomas Scott, Sandra Sherant, Linda Louise and Edward Patrick.
She re-entered professional life in the early 1970's as a real estate broker and worked out of various offices in Briarcliff for the next 23 years. She was also an avid and accomplished golfer, winning several women's championships both in Westchester and in South Carolina where she retired to in 1995.
O'Dell was very active in the Catholic Church, contributing her time to help those in need through numerous charitable organizations. The O'Dells moved back to New Jersey in 2014, where her husband passed in March of this year.
She is survived by her 5 children and daughter-in-law’s Wendi and Melissa O'Dell; grandchildren Alexandra, Megan, Ian, Ryder and Dallas; and her sisters Terry Tangredi and Stella Konkle.
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