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Jon Nicholas Oddo

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

Jon Nicholas Oddo, 51 Seymour (Northford), CT


It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Jon Oddo from Seymour, CT (originally from Northford, CT) who left us suddenly on August 11, 2023, at age 51.


If you ask anyone close to Jon to describe him, here is what they would tell you.


He was unwaveringly devoted to his family; his wife, Lindsay, and their three children. His pride for the life he and Lindsay built for their family of five gushed from every word he spoke or wrote about them. He put immense focus on helping his boys be the absolute best versions of themselves. He created a world of wonder for them to explore, learn new things, make messes, make mistakes, and above all, have fun. His patience ran endlessly deep- providing a sense of calm and security even in moments of chaos. Jon enjoyed learning how to build things on his own, and while he took on many projects in his home, his biggest and most prized project of all was helping to build a future for his boys.


Not only was Jon a role model to his own children, but to the many students who turned to him as a mentor and a safe haven. Jon was a dedicated educator, who in many roles, worked with children with autism and other special needs. There is a saying that a good teacher is like a candle– it consumes itself to light the way for others. This could not better describe Jon’s commitment to his students. He was their guide to the possibilities and realities around them. He ensured they were respected, inspired, challenged, and were provided with a safe and caring environment to grow to their full potential.


Outside of his home and work, Jon found his passion in physical fitness. He and his wife, Lindsay, owned Oddo Strength and Conditioning where they coached others on how to increase their self-esteem and overall well-being through diet and exercise. Jon pushed himself to continuously be stronger inside and out. He lived by the mentality “what seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up” both in and out of the gym, save for his failed foray into breakdancing as a teenager.


Jon and Lindsay encouraged each other to take on new challenges and pursue their passions, no matter the roadblocks ahead. This led them to not only open Oddo Strength and Conditioning, but to pursue new career paths and accolades in the education field. They believed in and supported each other every step of the way, even if the path was winding at times.


Jon marched to the beat of a different drummer, and he made no apologies for that. Luckily, he found the perfect partner in his wife, who loved him even more for all his eccentricities. He took fashion cues from no one. He had an affinity for caps of any kind and was firmly against shirts with sleeves. He was an avid baker of healthy desserts that couldn’t be stomached by any family or friends. Jon was perpetually late for just about everything, however, he left this earth far too early.


His family was his world. He is survived by his loving wife, Lindsay Oddo, and their three sons, Nathan, Calvin, and Madden; his brothers Jimmy (wife Sandi, children Joey, Riannon, and Adriana) and Jason (wife Larysa, daughter Milana); his mother, Betty Oddo; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.


Jon is reunited with his father, Joe Oddo, and they are undoubtedly gearing up to watch the Patriots from the best seat in the house.


As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to Jon and Lindsay’s children’s education funds. (Details below).




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Wow, I am so very sorry to hear of Jon’s passing. I haven’t seen him in over 35 years, but I can still picture him breakdancing at our 8th grade dance.

You honored John so beautifully in these writings. It’s a clear he was an amazing human. I’m so deeply sorry for his loss.


Kathy

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The words written of you made me feel I wished I knew you … God bless your family who without a doubt we’re blessed by your presence !! Rock heaven

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Lindsay, boys and family, I am so very sorry to read this notice. There are no words to express my sadness for you. My deepest sympathy,

Diane

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Jon believed in me when I didn’t believe in me.

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I want to send my Condolences out to the Oddo Family! I was a Student of Jon Oddo's when he was a Teacher at Eagle Hill! When he became my Coach on the Basketball team, I got to know him better. Before I didn't really know how to Play Basketball. He worked with me and helped me adjust to play Center on the Team! Off the court I was a very shy kid, and always scared to talk to the Ladies. He helped me have confidence in being myself, and helped give me advice on how to talk to the Ladies! Without his Guidance, I wouldn't be the man that I am today! My Prayers go out to the Odd…



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