About Us

Our Staff is here to treat you like family

O’Donnell Agency was established in 1880 in Elizabeth, NJ. We have convenient locations in Raritan,NJ and Cranford,NJ.

The agency is currently run by the Griffith Family. Rob, Joe and John co-own the agency and over the years have had various cousins, aunts & friends help them run the business.

Currently we have two locations : Cranford and Raritan,NJ.

We offer personal and commercial insurance along with life and health.

We also have a variety of markets that we can use to get you the best possible premium.

Contact us at 908-272-3540 for friendly service.

Robert J. Griffith
President – 2004 through Present

He Has been with O’Donnell Agency LLC since 1988. In 2004 he was named President of both O’Donnell Agency LLC & Griffith Brothers Inc. succeeding his father. Robert is a graduate of Union Catholic Regional High School (Class of 1982) and Kean University with a Degree in Management Science in 1987. Robert has been a licensed property and casualty agent since 1988.

Devendra Patel

DEVENDRA is an experienced insurance producer handling diverse risk and insurance plans. He handles all types of PERSONAL and COMMERCIAL insurance including Auto, Home, Umbrella, Property, Liability, Workers Compensation, and other special risks. He specializes in convenience or liquor stores and rental properties. As an independent agent for many years he sells LIFE and HEALTH insurance also.

Maria Palermo

Maria Palermo came from Italy to America when she was 2yrs old making English her second language.
She is a local resident of 23 years and has been with the O’Donnell Agency for 16yrs. She handles Customer Service, Phones, Billing & Claims.

Joe Griffith

Joe is the Vice president of O’Donnell Agency LLC and Griffith Brothers Inc. He is a licensed Property and Casualty agent since 1993. A Graduate of Villanova University and Roselle Catholic High School.  Married for 10 years with two children.

Anna Brennan

John Griffith

Vice president of O’Donnell Agency LLC and Griffith Brothers Inc., John is Licensed in Property & Casualty and Health Insurance for 20 years. John is also a twelve year veteran of the Elizabeth Fire Department.  John is a Graduate of Roselle Catholic High School and St. Genevieve’s grammar school.

Mary Griffith

(O’Donnell Agency Regrets To Announce Passing of Owner and family Matriarch, Mary Griffith)

Mary was was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, attended school in Elizabeth, raised my family of six in Elizabeth and was brought in to the O’Donnell Agency by my husband, Robert G. Griffith forty years ago. She has been a licensed insurance producer for the last fifteen years. Mary enjoys working with her sons, interacting with our customers and “learning the computer”. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading, and walking on the boardwalk.
“I have been blessed with eight grandchildren….maybe they will carry on our enjoyable business!!!”


Harry C. Santamaria

My name is Harry C. Santamaria and I am a licensed insurance producer for the O’Donnell Agency LLC.  I am licensed in the areas of property and casualty insurance.  I have over 9 years experience in the business and I am located in our Raritan office.  I’m currently attending college at Kean University, working on my B.S. in Finance and minor in economics.  If there are any questions and you need help on starting an insurance policy, or you simply just want to switch to another insurance provider, please feel free to contact me.  I will make sure your insurance experience is an easy one.  Yo tambien hablo espanol, para la gente que puede comunicarse en espanol.  Thank  you.

Thomas Renna , Insurance Producer 

Since graduating Rutgers University in 1990, Tom has spent the last 27 years in the financial industry. Born and raised in Elizabeth and a graduate of Roselle Catholic High School, Tom resides with his family in Cranford.

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