Richard Joseph O’Donnell, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Mary’s Haven surrounded by loving caregivers, family and good friends.
He was born on February 18, 1942 in Troy, NY, the son of the late Andrew O’Donnell and Mary Grinaldo O’Donnell.
Rich graduated from St. Francis Parish School, Troy High, class of 1960. Rich continued his education attending Hudson Valley Community College earning an associate degree in Electrical Engineering in 1962. He also served his country with pride in the US Coast Guard from 1962 to 1966 in the pacific. Rich worked for Burroughs Corporation traveling and repairing computers around the world from 1966 to 1989. After retiring from Burroughs, Rich worked as the internet sales manager for Arnold Palmer Cadillac in NC. He also managed Marsh Harbor Marina in NC. Rich ended his working career where he worked for over 2 decades as the general sales manager for his good friend and owner Tom Carringi (Point Breeze Marina). Rich was an avid golfer and great fisherman who loved fishing around the world. He medaled in 4 senior Olympic sports in NC which he enjoyed participating in with his best friend and soul mate Penny Banner. Rich also liked Horse Racing and could handicap with the best of them!
Rich is survived by his aunt, arguerite (Donald) Favro, Vincent James Scorsone; sister, Andrea (James) Dedrick; 1 st cousins, Gary (Debbie) Favro, Grace Flagg, Ann Marie (Pat) Strack, Will (Donna) Bouchard, Angela Grinaldo, Nick (Margo) Grinaldo Jr., Virginia (Dennis) Ryan, and Karen H. as well as many 2 nd cousins. Rich is also survived by his best friends at Point Breeze Marina, Tommy Carringi, Jake Labutta, Pete Kunath, Tommy Scorsone, the Staff, and his loving friend Nikaury.
He is preceded in death by his Uncles, Nick (Jean) Grinaldo, Angelo (Concetta) Grinaldo; aunts, Josephine Grinaldo, Angie (Grinaldo) Bouchard and his Godfather, John Ryan.
Calling hours will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY with Father Juanito Asprec officiating.
A graveside service with US Coast Guard honors will be held at 12:30 pm at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Dueel Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871 following the service.
Riches family would like to express our special thanks and gratitude to the Hospice Care Team and Mary’s Haven staff who are the most loving and caring people in the world, Rich loved all of you!
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