Obituaries

Frances G. Olson

July 29th, 2012

Frances G. (O’Hare)  Olson, age 80, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 28, 2012.

Frances was born in Malden, MA, on September 10, 1931 and was raised in Somerville.

Frances married the love of her life Earle B. Olson on November 8, 1951, sharing more than 60 years together and making many memories with their family for generations to come.  Frances and Earle moved to Wilmington in the early 1960’s, where they raised five wonderful children.

When Frances became a grandmother her life got even better, she was fondly known as “Nanie” or “Nana” to her eight grandchildren.  Frances loved spending time with her grandchildren and she was very proud of all of their accomplishments; they were the light of her life.

Frances will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, wonderful grandmother, and a dear friend and neighbor to many.

Frances was the beloved wife of Earle B. Olson, devoted mother of William Olson and his wife Denise of Kennesaw, GA, Karen Johnson and Edward Olson both of Nashua, NH, Bob Olson and his wife Barbara of Wilmington, and Cheryl Blaisdell and her husband John of Tewskbury, loving grandmother of Christopher Olson, Elizabeth Olson, Emma Olson, Matthew Blaisdell, Meaghan Blaisdell, Jacob Olson, Sara Olson, and Christian Olson, dear daughter of the late Margaret (Frazier) Harris, sister of Elizabeth Goodwin of Malden, the late Helen Farrell and Margaret Najarian, sister-in-law of Shirley Poore of Wollaston, Robert and Hope Olson of Newtown, PA, Richard and Trudy Olson of Westford, Jean and Dave Williamson of Burlington.  Frances is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Thursday, August 2nd at 11:30 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 1st  from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Frances’ name may be made to  a Charity of your choice.

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13 Entries in Guest Book for “Frances G. Olson”

  1. David Farrell says:

    Auntie Red, you were a great aunt and I have such fantastic memories of you. As a kid I always looked forward to visiting at your house. You were a great mother, raised great kids, who gave you great grand kids. Now that you are in heaven, please give your sister Helen (my mother) a hug and a kiss for me. I am sure you, Helen, Margaret and Nana are having a great reunion. I will miss you and treasure all of the great memories.

    Love, your nephew David Farrell

  2. Patty Coughlin says:

    Auntie Red, To one of the greatest, nicest relatives I have (always in my heart). Auntie you raised five great kids that always have smiles on their faces because of you. You and your sisters were truly best of friends and instilled great values and ethics in all of your children collectively. I will miss the birthday cards that you never forgot to send. Knowing you are in heaven with your sister’s and mother, I’m sure you are all dancing together like you did at every wedding. May you rest in peace. Love, your niece “The Brat” Patty

  3. Peter & Holly Tympanick says:

    Holly and I never had the pleasure of meeting Frances but from what I know about the family, she and Earle did an outstanding job raising the kids. Our prayers go out to Fran and the entire family. May god bless you all.

  4. Ann Farrell Lucas says:

    Auntie Red,

    Some of my very best memories growing up were the summer weeks when you let me be part of your wonderful family for that is how you made all of us feel. Sitting here smile as I type this remembering the time when I was absolutely mortified as I broke your bath tub by sending the soap dish and all of the wall tiles into the water with me! You put love and family first and I am grateful to have been one of the many that you touched deeply by doing so.

    Your clumbsy niece, Ann

  5. Ann Farrell Lucas says:

    Auntie Red,

    Some of my very best memories growing up were the summer weeks when you let me be part of your wonderful family for that is how you made all of us feel. Sitting here, I am smiling as I type this remembering the time when I was absolutely mortified as I broke your bath tub by sending the soap dish and all of the wall tiles into the water with me! You put love and family first and I am grateful to have been one of the many that you touched deeply by doing so.

    Your clumbsy niece, Ann

  6. Barczak family says:

    Our family sends our warmest regards to the Olsen family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Debbie Sam says:

    Aunt Frances, I will never forget your smiling face and wonderful laugh! Just thinking of you makes me remember how happy you always were and how happy you made me and others feel! Thank you for sharing your love of life to everyone you met! My thoughts and prayers are with your family because I know you will be truly missed!

  8. Elizabeth Olson says:

    Nanie I miss you more than anything in this whole world. I will cherish every moment I had with you, and continue to have because I will never let you leave my life even if you are not here. I will carry your memory with me everyday for the rest of my life, and I know that you will watch over me just like you always did. I love you too much to say goodbye so I’ll say “see you around” because I know you’ll be with me when I need you. I love you, and I will never forget you!

  9. John & Doreen (Velozo) Kelleher says:

    To Bobby & Family….Was so saddened to hear of Frans passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed dearly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Adrienne Goodlow says:

    My condolences to The Olson Family as it is difficult to lose such a valued family member. I know her memory will live on in your hearts and it is those treasured and loving memories that will help you in this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

  11. Joseph Davis says:

    I offer my condolences to The Olson Family during this difficult time. We’re all thinking of Bill and the whole Olson Family here at AMI in Georgia.

  12. Michelle says:

    I send my condolences to the Olson Family for losing a loved one. I can only imagine how each and every one of you feel at this time. Hugs from the NLBL team in Georgia.

  13. Jeanne Grant says:

    My prayers and condolences are with you Earl, and the entire Olson Family. Fran was my friend and we had many of our happy times at Pleasure Lanes “trying to bowl”. Actually we weren’t that bad but not ready for TV! I remember how we shared our experiences raising our children and how important they have always been to us. Grandchildren! We both shared our wonder of having them. Keep on smiling Fran…I love you.

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