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Press Release Community Service employee passes away unexpectedly

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  • Massachusetts Probation Service

Media Contact for Community Service employee passes away unexpectedly

Coria Holland, Communications Director

Darryl Odom

Boston, MADarryl Odom, an assistant court services coordinator for the Massachusetts Trial Court Community Service Program, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 28.

Mr. Odom was an admired and well-respected colleague who worked in the Suffolk County area. He was hired in 2006 as an assistant court services coordinator, a position he held for 12 years. Mr. Odom previously worked as a monitor for the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) at the Office of Community Corrections’ former Juvenile Resource Center in Boston.

“Darryl had a great rapport with the participants that he supervised and mentored while performing community service at many of the food pantries, churches, and other non-profit agencies where he established relationships,” said David Skocik, statewide supervisor of the Community Service Program.

Skocik added, “Darryl was a Freemason and a gentleman who dedicated his life to his service and will be sadly missed by all of us who worked closely with him.”

There will be a service for Mr. Odom on Friday, November 2, 10 am, at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Warren Street, in Roxbury. He is survived by two daughters, Daria Odom and Jasmine Ebanks; a son, Darryl Brown; two grandchildren: Jasaiah Ebanks and Darry Brown Jr.; and a significant other, Claudette Wright.


Media Contact for Community Service employee passes away unexpectedly

Massachusetts Probation Service 

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