Mary Ann Odell

Date of Death

Mary Ann Odell passed away peacefully on January 30, 2024, after receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. Mary Ann was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Mike and Louise Mussetto who met and married there after immigrating from Italy and Switzerland, respectively. The Mussetto family soon moved to Los Angeles where Mary Ann graduated from St. Bernard Grade School, Holy Family High School and Immaculate Heart College. It was while attending college that she met Bruce McGrath Odell, her loving husband of 53 years.
Mary Ann was a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for more than 30 years, most of them at Buchanan Street Elementary School. She loved travelling and learning about the world, spending time at the beach, collecting shells, observing nature (especially birds) and staying busy.
Mary Ann is survived by her and Bruce’s three children: Kathleen Marshall, Michael Odell and John Odell; their spouses: Tom Marshall, Nancy Odell and Amy Odell; and eight grandchildren: Kimberly, Tom, James, Dominick (Kathy and Tom), David, Sarah, Elise (Mike and Nancy), and Madeline (John and Amy).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Los Angeles Music and Art School founded in 1945 by Pearl Odell, 3630 E. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063,
There will be a rosary service and memorial Mass at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose (2411 Montrose Avenue, Montrose, CA) followed by burial and reception.