May 9, 1925 ~ June 15, 2008
Robert T. 'Bubby' O'Donnell, Ret. Marshal, HFD, age 83, of Blue Hills Ave., Hamden & Boca Raton, FL, passed away June 15, 2008 at Conn. Hospice in Branford. Bubby was the husband of Rose Eastman O'Donnell; father of Atty. John 'Jack' and his wife Karen O'Donnell of Hamden and Jayne O'Donnell and her husband Richard Willing of McClean, VA; step-father of Kelli Eastman Bradley-Marcucci and her husband Joseph of Woodbridge and Jeffrey Eastman and his wife Mary of Bethany; grandfather of Sam Morley, Jake, Hank and Maggie O'Donnell, Cate Willing, Colin Bradley, Meagan and Jeffrey Eastman. Born in New Haven on May 9, 1925 he was predeceased by his parents John W. and Helen McGuire O'Donnell, Sr. and his brother Atty. John W. O'Donnell, Jr. A U.S. Army Veteran of WW II, he also was a Army Reserve Veteran during the Korean Conflict. Bubby was the Hamden Fire Marshal, retiring after 42 years of service to the Town of Hamden. Bubby was the first president of the Laurel View Country Club Men's Golf Association, a member of the Hamden Elks Lodge #2224, the American Legion and the Boca Dunes Country Club Men's Association in Florida. His Funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Thursday at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in the Church of St. Rita. Relatives & friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM. Burial with Military Honors will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Hamden. Memorial contributions may be made to Conn. Hospice Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.