Robert T. O'Donnell

robert t. o'donnell
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.

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  1. I am so very sorry for your loss……….Your dad was so special to my dad………. as were you , Jack and Janie.You are in our thoughts and prayers….. Love, Mike, Nancy, Conor and Keegan Hanlon

  2. Jack, My family and I are very sorry for your loss I know your dad meant the world to you. I am very sorry I couldn’t make the wake I am in Maine with my brother if there is anything I can do to make this time any easier for you don’t hesitate to ask. Just get rid of the beard Jack. Once again I’m very sorry. Jimmy Blakeslee and Family

  3. My condolences to Jack and Jayne and all of the family. Bubby was a long-time golfing buddy of my father’s and I can also remember my childhood fire drills at St. Stephen School when I thought it was .cool. to know the Fire Marshall who showed up to run them. I’d like to think my father Don welcomed Bubby just inside the heavenly gates and handed him a golf bag to play a quick round!

  4. To Jack and Janie, My brother Rob told me of your Dad’s passing and I wanted to express my sympathies to you and the rest of your families. It brings back many great memories of Bubby and my Dad and the HFD. He was a great friend to my Dad and I still remember swimming in your backyard pool when we were kids.

  5. To the O’Donnell Family, I wish to express my condolences at the loss of your father. With deepest sympathy, Charlie Joseph, Jr.

  6. To the O’Donnell’s: – My condolences, with deepest sympathy. I remember your father at Meadowbrook and Hampton Beach and all over Hamden, it was always a pleasure to be in his company. Mike Devine

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