Joseph “Joe” D. O’Dea, 51

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Joseph O’Dea

March 5, 1965 – Dec. 16, 2016  

Joseph “Joe” D. O’Dea, 51, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. Husband of the late Patricia O’Dea, he was born March 5, 1965 to Mrs. Doreen Uhley O’Dea and her late husband Cletus O’Dea. A woodworker by trade and a connoisseur of music by choice, Joe enjoyed life. He loved his family and friends in a way that made everyone around him feel as if they truly were an important part of his world, and to him, they were. His laughter and smile will be missed by all of the lives he has touched.

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In addition to his mother, Doreen, Joe is survived by a stepdaughter, Kristen Kuveikis, Nicholasville; stepsons, Anthony (Christina) Ruggiero, Nicholasville, Jeff (Sydney) Ruggiero, Nicholasville, and John (Kayla) Ruggiero, Nicholasville; a sister, Peggy (Jim) O’Dea Robinson, Lexington; brothers Mark (Gina) O’Dea, Nicholasville, and Jack (Pam) O’Dea, Lochbuie, CO; his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, with inurnment to follow in the Pax Christi Columbarium. Services will be officiated by Father Nick Pagano. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Pax Christi Catholic Church, 4001 Victoria Way, Lexington, KY 40515, or the Jessamine County Humane Society, P.O. Box 101, Nicholasville, KY 40340-0101.