Edward F. Olean

Edward F. Olean, 91, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Nursing Home.

He was the husband of Patricia (Haseltine) Olean.

Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Thomas and Alice (Paul) Olean.

He was an Airforce Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Olean received his private pilot’s license at the age of 16 and enjoyed flying all of his life. He was a co-owner and operator of Thomas Olean and sons Plumbing before retiring. He was a lifelong communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church where he also served as a Eucharistic Minister and altar server. He was a man of integrity and great faith who loved spending time with his family.  After retirement he planted a four acre apple orchard which became very successful.

Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Susan Albritton of Bristol, Linda Saleeba and her husband Raymond “Chico” of Seekonk, one son, Peter Olean and his wife Jo-Anne of Seekonk, fifteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He was the father of the late David D. Olean.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private.


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Ralph, Sally, Abbie, and Dan from Severna Park, MD wrote on January 27, 2021 at 7:26 pm
Aunt Pat and family, We are so heart-broken over Eddie's passing. Ralph's fondest childhood memories took place in Seekonk and Scituate. He'll never forget Eddie taking him for a drives as a kid and letting him steer. Eddie had the warmest, most loving energy. We were all so lucky to call him family. Though we can't be with you, we're sending our support, love, and prayers.
Barbara Holmes from Ashburnham wrote on January 23, 2021 at 9:33 pm
Dear Mrs. Olean, I was so sorry to hear of Mr Olean's passing. While my memories are not as extensive as my siblings, I remember fondly Mr. Olean's kind and loving smile. I also remember when he sensed I was up to no good. The smile was vivid, but the eyes revealed he was on to my plans for world domination! Nevertheless, he sat in the Family Room with my dad, Mr. Howitt and Mr. Babiec enjoying those football games without tipping my parents off!! Much love and prayers, Barbara Holmes
Kris & Mike Durkay from Seekonk wrote on January 22, 2021 at 7:13 pm
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of a truly great man. His presence at church was constant, and his love for God mirrored in his love for his wonderful wife, Pat. May all of us strive to be more like Ed and move closer to God. He now can fly on eagles' wings.
Richard &Ginny Miranda from Seekonk mass wrote on January 21, 2021 at 2:46 pm
Sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your family.
Brenda (Cadman) Guertin from Swansea wrote on January 21, 2021 at 11:16 am
I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was a very special person whom I have missed over the years. I worked with Ed many years ago at Arden and since I have been a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for nearly 15 years, I have thought of him often and wondered how he was doing. Although I could attend the service this morning, I was there in spirit watching from home. Please accept my condolences and I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP Ed! ❤🙏
Bill and Mary Coleman from Beverly Hills, Florida wrote on January 20, 2021 at 4:21 pm
Dear Pat, Mary and I are sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was such a good boss and friend, but he was especially a good man. I have many fond memories of the fun he and I had working together. Our sympathy to Susan, Peter, Linda and Chico and the rest of your family. Mary and I cannot be with you to offer our love and support but our prayers are with you.
Fred and C.C. Connors from Warren wrote on January 20, 2021 at 7:23 am
Pat and family, we are so saddened by the passing of Eddie. What a great man he was. Always smiling and so polite, a real gentleman. Cherish the beautiful memories you have with him. Our deepest sympathy and love to you and your family. 🙏
Robert Holmes from Los Angeles, CA wrote on January 20, 2021 at 12:09 am
I meant to say "My parent thought the world of Eddie and you."
Robert Holmes from Los Angeles, CA wrote on January 20, 2021 at 12:03 am
Dear Mrs. Olean and family, I was so sorry to read about Mr. Olean's passing. My family and I have many happy memories from our time together on Carling Cir and later at Hiller Dr and the beach. Our parents thought the world of Pete and you. He was a very special man and has left a wonderful legacy to treasure always. Love, Bob
JACK & ALICEANN CRONIN from NAPLES, FL wrote on January 19, 2021 at 3:43 pm
Dear Pat, and Family We are sorry to hear about Eddie. He was the nicest and kindness man ever. May he RIP. Our thoughts and prayers,
Jennifer Holmes from Carmel,Ca wrote on January 19, 2021 at 1:47 pm
Mrs. Olean and family, "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we love deeply, becomes a part of us." Helen Keller As my sister Karen said, our Carling Circle childhood will forever bond us with your family. I loved growing up with David and Susan, Debbie, Meredith, Janie, and Mark. I loved my memories of daddy and Mr. Olean "keeping an eye on us" while they set leaves on fire in the street and chatted.. Of you and mummy and Mrs. Francis enjoying each others company. Mr. Olean's smile was ready, mischievous, loving, easy and what I remember. With love to you all. Jennifer
Charles C Chin from Tucson wrote on January 19, 2021 at 1:47 pm
I knew Ed at EPH, he was captain of the wrestling team. I re-connected with Pat, his lovely wife through my nephew Steve as they were patrons of the Newman Y. To my great surprise, I learned that Ed and Pat were married. After 60 years, I would visit the Olean on my annual trips to Little Rhody Enjoy the visiting with Ed and Pat. May you Rest In Peace, God bless. Charlie
Ellie Wyatt from Providence wrote on January 19, 2021 at 1:41 pm
It has been an honor to know Ed and Pat who came into my daughter's life when she married their grandson Josh. They are two of the most decent loving people and always open and generous. I feel very lucky
Irma Federico from Westerly, RI wrote on January 19, 2021 at 11:16 am
Pat and Family Eddie was a very special person. He was truly a man who loved his family. It was an honor to have known him. My prayers are with you.
Bea lima from Rehoboth wrote on January 19, 2021 at 10:26 am
Dear Pat and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle man and a man of great faith. I have many years of fond memories of all of you at Mt. Carmel. Heaven definitely has another angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know your faith will help you through it. My deepest condolences, Bea
Meredith Norton from Seekonk wrote on January 19, 2021 at 9:14 am
Olean family, My deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Olean. I have many wonderful childhood memories that he made possible - I remember him spending countless hours driving his tractor through the woods with his grandson Eddy, and myself in tow. He was truly a loving and kind man. I am very thankful to have grown up with a neighbor like him. My thoughts and prayers to the Olean family.
Rosemarie Lutz from Seekonk wrote on January 19, 2021 at 8:37 am
I was deeply saddened to read of Mr. Olean"s passing He was such a kind person. Many fond memories of him at Mt. Carmel. My deepest sympathies to all the family.
Karen Holmes Perkins from Seekonk wrote on January 19, 2021 at 5:32 am
Mrs. Olean, Sue, Linda, Peter it is with a heavy heart to read that Mr. Olean had passed. Our families were bond together at Carling Circle and I will forever hold those childhood memories close. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was an incredible man who loved his family dearly. With love Karen
Al Papino from Homosassa wrote on January 18, 2021 at 6:48 pm
Dear Mrs. Olean, So sorry to read about the passing of your husband. I have fond memories of you and your husband when I was a former Music Director at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May Edward rest in peace.