Adele O’Dell (Hawkins) of Riverhead died on May 23, 2022 at Acadia Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Riverhead. She was 83 years old.

She was born to Ada Hawkins and Albert Williams. Her hobbies included reading the Bible, her faith, dancing to the music of Elvis, Tina Turner, Tom Jones and Stevie Wonder, making others laugh and dressing up for holidays.

She was predeceased by her son Jimmy O’Dell, her sisters Anna and Elsie and her brother Bob. She is survived by her daughters Roseann Griffith (Mark) of North Carolina, Debbie Kloppenburg (Johnny) of South Carolina and Sherry Wandoloski (David) of Hampton Bays, grandchildren Billy (Topper), Justin, Ryan and McKenzie and three great-grandchildren.

Cremation was private. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. Interment will follow at Riverhead Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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