Howard Lee Odom Jr.

November 14, 1968February 11, 2018
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Howard Lee Odom, Jr., 49, of Madison, passed away on February 11, 2018 at home.

A beautiful life that came to an end, who died as he lived, everyone's friend. In our hearts, a memory will always be kept of one we loved, and will never forget.

He was born on November 14, 1968, in New Haven, the son of Howard Odom, Sr., and Katherine Crohan Odom.

Howard was a devoted husband and loving father. He touched many lives during his short time on this earth. He was, a loyal and dedicated employee and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Howard was a very giving man who never put his needs or wants before his family or friends. He loved to travel and was an avid North Carolina Tar Heel fan as well as the Mets, Giants and Rangers. He also enjoyed going to the casino and just spending time with his family. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. His spirit will live on in those who he left behind. Although he will not be here in spirit, he will always be in the hearts of those he knew and loved.

In addition to his parents, Howard is survived by his wife Gail Dlugokinski Odom of Madison; his son Howard Odom, III, and his daughter Hannah Odom, also of Madison; his sisters Michelle Odom of Newington, and Constance Guiliano and her husband Justin of Middletown. He is also leaving behind many family, friends and co-workers who were blessed to have Howard touch their lives.

Calling hours will be held on Friday February 16th from 4-7pm at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday February 17th at 10am in St. Sebastian Church, 155 Washington St., Middletown. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made t0 the wounded warriors To sign the online guest book visit


  • Calling Hours Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 17, 2018

Howard Lee Odom Jr.

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C. Rudolph

March 16, 2018

I send my condolence to the family of Howard Lee Odom Jr. May happy memories of Howard bring you comfort as we await the fulfillment of Acts 24:15, which gives us hope to be reunited with our dead loved ones.

Jeanie Duddie

February 20, 2018

Gail, I am sorry to hear about your husband, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult ime. love Jeanie

gayle moriarty

February 18, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Andra Brysgel

February 17, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. It's so hard when you lose a loved one. I pray God will give you peace through this difficult time.

Tina Menchetti

February 16, 2018

Connie & Family- we cannot truly express how sad we are to hear about the loss of your brother Howard. Keeping all of you in our thoughts,
Love, Tina and Jordan

Shay Riles

February 16, 2018

Howard, You held a very special place in my heart. I enjoyed talking to you everyday, you were the light that could brighten even the darkest day. You will forever be deeply missed. Gail, I know how much Howard adored you and I have enjoyed getting to know you as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm blessed to you have known such a wonderful spirit!

mike marasco

February 16, 2018

Dear Howard I guess your heart was just too big for this world. You loved your kids so much. I can't believe you are gone. God bless you.

Connie Hill Pope

February 15, 2018

Howard & Family - I am so sorry to hear the sad news of your son's passing. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you & your entire family during this very difficult time.

Mike Taylor

February 15, 2018

Gail, Howard and Hannah,

I can only express my deepest sympathy and cannot imaging the grief you all must feel. Howard was kind, honest and extremely unselfish in the way he conducted his business with me over the years we knew each other, but more importantly, in the way he lived his life. While the time he was here on earth was short, his impact on those he met was not.

Carly McGrady

February 15, 2018

Hannah, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you and your family.
Carly McGrady