John P. Oliver

John P. Oliver, 81, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Berkshire Place.

Born in Bridgeport, CT., he was a son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Horvath) Oliver and stepson of the late Annie Oliver. John was a tree surgeon for the Bartlett Tree Company before he retired.

He leaves three daughters, Theresa Grebla and her husband Joseph of Connecticut, Suzanne O’Neil and her husband Richard of Florida and Virginia Bruni and Bill of Arizona, two sons, John Oliver and his wife Kelley of New Jersey and Timothy Oliver and his wife Nancy of Texas, four sisters, Adeline Wright, Theresa Sena, Susan Shakoor and Sandra Degirolomo, six brothers, Joseph Oliver, Stephen Oliver, Gilbert Oliver, Jack Oliver, J.Ceasar Oliver and Daniel Oliver, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Helen Gonsalves.

His funeral services will be private.


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16 entries.
Laura Oliver Woodcock from Cambridge NY wrote on May 1, 2020 at 3:19 pm
He had a grandson John A. Oliver that passed away June 15, 2001. Sorry for your loss and prayers being said.
Joseph Oliver from Glen Mills wrote on April 30, 2020 at 1:27 pm
My Sincerest condolences to all relatives of my dear younger brother John. Especially to his children and dearest,forgiving Rose.I will always remember the fun and loving times we had as teen agers and young men as partners in a sailing canoe, motor boat and motorcycle! May you rest in God brother John.
oliver oliver from STRATFORD wrote on April 27, 2020 at 8:55 am
To my loving brother: Rest in peace. To the Sena Family and my beautiful sister Theresa thank you for all the love and caring you and your family provided to Johnny. Your kindness and generosity is very appreciated. God bless you all. Love Steve and Minerva.
Sandra DeGirolomo from Hamden wrote on April 26, 2020 at 9:36 pm
As we mourn the passing of our brother Johnny, let's also celebrate the life of a man who was caring, smart, hardworking and fun-loving. May he rest in peace.
Linda Montecalvo from Westport, CT wrote on April 26, 2020 at 5:57 pm
My heartfelt condolences to the Oliver Family & to John, Tracy, Sue, Ginny, Tim & to Rosemary, thinking of you during this time and hoping you find great comfort in warm memories you shared. How wonderful that he enjoyed comfortable years in Rhode Island where he could find peace of mind and healing connections with family. May his sweet memory remain with you always.
Sonny Gonsalves from Tamarac fl wrote on April 26, 2020 at 1:01 pm
My condolences to all lots of good and funny memories a true friend brother-in-law and brother Rest In Peace
Dawn Gresik from Oxford, CT wrote on April 26, 2020 at 11:10 am
Deepest condolences to all of you. I hope that you all find comfort in knowing he is at peace. RIP Godfather.
Meg Collins from Niskayuna wrote on April 25, 2020 at 8:35 pm
Sincere condolences to the Oliver family at large! Love you al! Megan Collins and family 🙏🏻
Kim Keenan from Southbury, CT wrote on April 25, 2020 at 7:33 pm
As we mourn the passing of Uncle John, I would like to thank the Sena family for watching over him and being there for him all these years. What a blessing it has been for him and the Oliver family knowing that he was in good and loving hands. May he rest in peace. I'm looking forward to the day we can celebrate his life.
Arlene Sena from East Providence, RI wrote on April 25, 2020 at 4:56 pm
I would like to express my sincerest sympathies to my cousins John, Tracy, Sue, Ginny, and Tim on the passing of your father. Heartfelt condolences are also extended to my dear Auntie Rose. My immediate family and I have had a special relationship with Uncle John ever since his arrival in Rhode Island many years ago. He was an interesting, warm, and kind man. His time with us was not only a blessing but it also gave us the opportunity to know him better. Uncle John was a great storyteller, and I am grateful for the time I spent with him listening to stories about his childhood. They were always funny and interesting; and with his repeated telling, grew more and more elaborate! Only his siblings would know for sure what the true stories were. At the end of each visit, he thanked me for coming and would always end by saying: “and may the Lord be with you.” So, I say to you now Uncle John: Rest in peace. And… “May the Lord be with you.” With love and affection, Arlene
Theresa Sena from East Sandwich, MA wrote on April 25, 2020 at 4:44 pm
To the Extended Oliver Family and friends, we’d like to convey our condolences on John’s passing. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to have the funeral Mass and burial we would have liked and which he deserved. Once this virus passes and things are back to normal, we are planning a Memorial Service in his honor with a gathering of family and friends afterward to celebrate his life. We will have a private burial for him on Monday presided over by a Catholic priest who will invoke the blessings. Until then, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Theresa and the Sena Family
Sandie Oliver/DeGirolomo from Hamden wrote on April 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm
At this sad time, when the family is mourning the loss of our brother Johnny, let's remember the caring, smart, hardworking and fun-loving guy he once was. May he rest in peace.🙏♥️
Rich O’Neil from Lake Worth wrote on April 25, 2020 at 12:17 pm
Pray that everyone in the family know he is in a better place resting comfortably. Find comfort in knowing God has a plan for each of us & we will all be together again some day. Remember all the special moments with your father. Love all of you. Rich
Hailey wrote on April 24, 2020 at 9:19 pm
Love all of you❤️My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time .
Grace Marie Oliver/Prezioso from Trumbull wrote on April 24, 2020 at 8:42 pm
🙏🏻❤️ My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Uncle John is now in peace, free of pain.🙏🏻❤️ Love and more love, Grace Marie❤️
THERESA GREBLA from SHELTON wrote on April 24, 2020 at 1:56 pm
My condolences to all his brothers and sisters. Sending heartfelt thanks to his angels on Earth, who provided compassionate care and oversaw his needs for many years. Find comfort in knowing he's now free from pain and disease. His big and loving heart can once again rule his existence and allow him to serve the Lord. Humbly, in Peace and Prayer, Theresa