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Mary E. Odian

February 22, 1957 - October 08, 2022


Obituary For Mary E. Odian

Mary E. Odian, 65, of Wenham, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Beverly Hospital. She was the devoted wife of Steven Odian. Mary was born in Boston, MA, on February 22, 1957, the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Riley) O’Toole. She was an art major and graduate of Salem State University. Mary was employed as a special education teacher with Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School. She was a gifted gardener who enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, hosting, and time with family and friends. Mary devoted much of her life to making a loving home for her husband and two daughters. She will be dearly missed. Mary is survived by her husband of 46 years, Steve Odian, two daughters, Elizabeth “Beth” Odian and husband Piotr Wasiak and Katherine Mayo and husband Hughes Mayo IV, and one grandchild, Hughes Mayo V. She also leaves behind four sisters, Margaret Pizza, Anne Jones, Carol O’Toole, and Barbara Galatis, and three brothers, John O’Toole, William O’Toole, and James O’Toole. Mary was predeceased by her sister Catherine Cohen. Family and friends are respectfully requested to attend visiting hours, Friday, October 14, 2022, from 4:00-7:00PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St. Peabody, MA 01960. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:00 AM at St. Adelaide Church, 708 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960. Burial will be private at Puritan Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute by visiting https://www.dana-farber.org/how-you-can-help/ways-to-give/make-a-memorial-or-tribute-gift/.

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  • 10/14/2022

    Mary was a friend that I will never forget. She was a unique person who enjoyed life, friends and most of all her family. Her smile and laugh I will never forget. Rest In Peace my dear friend you will be surely missed. Love, Annette

  • 10/14/2022

    To All of Mary Beth's Family and Friens, please know that we are with you today. tomorrow and every day. Our hearts are hurting so! Loveand Tears from all of the Delaney's on earth and in heaven!!! Love Always!!!

  • 10/13/2022

    I'm so sorry to hear of you and your family's loss. My deepest condolences.

  • 10/13/2022

    I worked with Mary at Essex Tech and I will always remember her huge smile, easy laugh and gracious nature. We talked A LOT about shopping...especially shoe shopping. She was a special lady who will be missed.

  • 10/13/2022

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Mary taught me so much about being a mom and the strength and grace it takes to raise children. She was an amazing soccer mom, manager and friend and I'm grateful for the years I was lucky enough to spend with her at every game and tournament. Rest easy Mary, love and comfort to you all.

  • 10/13/2022

    Mary blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. She was an amazing lady, and we feel privileged to have known her. Praying that you'll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.

  • 10/12/2022

    Mary, Cheryl and I all met at Salem State University in 1975. We were applying for the art program and met at the school during our portfolio review and still-life session. We became fast friends and stayed that way through graduation 4 years later, and every year since. We have had wonderful get-togethers and get-aways over the years with us and our husbands. We are profoundly sad that Mary is gone, but she will remain in our hearts, our mind and be with us, always. We will miss you Mary. Our heartfelt condolences to Steve, Beth, and Katie, and all of the family. Much Love 💕 Sue Lyall Haley and Cheryl Broughton

  • 10/12/2022

    So sorry to hear of Mary Beth's passing. She will be missed. Fun times playing cards at the homestead on Bradford. And driving the Polara to the store and pizza.

  • 10/12/2022

    Marybeth! my other namesake! May you find peace. It was a pleasure to ride the parent train with you at UMASS LOWELL soccer.

  • 10/12/2022

    Cheryl and I are deeply saddened by Mary Beth's passing. Please pass our deepest sympathy to the family. Chris and Cheryl Nee

  • 10/12/2022

    May Mary rest in eternal peace. I have a lot of very fond memories of her. My sister Sue met her when they started college and Cheryl too. Anytime I was "allowed" to be around we would have some good laughs and a lot of fun! Mary made me comfortable and was always kind to me......Fly high Mary❣️ to Mary's family, I'm so very sorry for your loss....Lynda Lyall Takach

  • 10/12/2022

    We are so very sorry for the loss of MaryBeth. Please accept our deepest condolences. Roy and Judi Bromander


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