HODGDON – Lt. Col. Oden F. Cassidy, retired, went home to be with our Lord May 3, 2008. He was born in Cary, the son of Lewis Joseph and Mary McCue Cassidy. Oden was a life long member of St. Mary’s of the Visitation Catholic Church and an active member of Knights of Col-umbus. Col. Cassidy achieved two successful careers in his lifetime with 32 years in the U.S. Army Reserve Battery B Houlton and 30 years as a science teacher at Houlton High School. He was an integral part of the Greater Houlton community, with years of volunteer and civic activities, including Meals on Wheels and the State of Maine EMT Board. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Russell Cassidy; four children, David and wife, Diane, of Cary, Karen of Alexandria, Va., Kathy of Old Town and Andrew and wife, Joy, of Glenburn; seven grand-children, LeeAnna, Greg, Lisa, Holly, Sarah, Brandon and Roman; one great-grandchild, Brennen; one brother, Morris and wife, Lois, of Houlton; two sisters, Linda Hannigan of Houlton and Bonnie Delcezio of Fort Fairfield; sister-in-law, Sue Cassidy of Houlton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Harold of Houlton; and brother-in-law, Tom Hannigan of Houlton. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. John Vanadia, Dr. Abouleish and Hospice for their compassionate care. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at Dunn Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s of the Visitation Church, Houlton, with the Rev. Ron LaBar, celebrant. Interment will be at Hodgdon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make gifts in Oden’s memory to Houlton-Hodgdon Dollars for Scholars, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730.