Guild Root Odell

COLEBROOK — Guild Root Odell, 75, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2018, in his home, surrounded by family and friends. 

Guild “Gil” was born in Torrington on Feb. 28, 1943, to the late Leo Edward Odell and Mabel Blake. 

Gil was raised in and lived in Falls Village for 42 years before residing in Colebrook. 

He worked as a maintenance supervisor for TRW and then SKF in Winsted.

Gil lived life to the absolute fullest. He will be remembered most for his incredible work ethic; and for spending time with his wide circle of friends, hunting, camping and traveling. He leaves a legacy of good times, dignity, love and generosity.

He is survived by his former wife, Sandra Reid Odell of Falls Village; his son, Daniel Odell of Falls Village; two daughters, Dawn (Odell) Lemon and her husband, Gary Lemon, of Sandisfield, Mass., and Hillary Wildey of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Jackson Colt Odell, Ethan Cooper Lemon and Olivia Ann Lemon; a sister, Edna Solesky and her husband, Ray, of East Granby, Conn.; a niece, Julie Mattil and her husband, Ken, of East Granby; and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an aunt and uncle who raised him, Ida and Urn Blake; a brother, Francis Edward Odell; and a sister, Laura (Odell) Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Gil’s honor may be made to the Canaan VFW or Canaan Rod and Gun Club.

A celebration of Gil’s life will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 3 p.m. at the Canaan VFW Post No. 6851 in North Canaan. To read the complete obituary or to leave an online condolence, go to www.maloneyfuneral.com.