Steven P. Oliver

Steven P. Oliver, 70, of Rumford and also of the Villages, Florida, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.  He was the husband of Carol M. (Donato) Oliver.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Anthony F. Oliver and Dorothy (Jones) Rohelia.  Steven was an industrial mechanic for the United States Postal Service before he retired. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Besides his wife he leaves two children, Lori Pinheiro and Peter J. Oliver, Sr. both of Rumford, four grandsons, Peter Jr., Kyle, Jordan and Justin, his lifelong friends Albert and Elena Santaniello and a big loving family.

His funeral service will be private. Please omit flowers.  



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Moke from East Providence wrote on April 12, 2021 at 10:02 am
I recently learned of Steve's passing and am sad that I could not have been there for his family who I miss and love. Steve was one of a kind and a good man who loved his family. He will surely be missed. All my love, Moke
Darlene Andrade from Rumford wrote on August 16, 2020 at 10:51 am
Carol, my sincerest condolences to you and your family on passing of your husband. May God bless you all strength and peace.
Alan Greenberg from Ormond Beach wrote on August 13, 2020 at 8:08 am
I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Steve years ago when I began working at the Post Office, we had lot in common. I lost contact with Steve when I retired and moved to Florida. I didn't know he was living @ the Villages (I live less than 2 hours away). Life is short... to short, RIP Steve.
Art & Joan Pierrot from The Villages, Florida wrote on August 13, 2020 at 5:30 am
Carol and Family, Our sincere heartfelt condolences. Steve always had a kind yet funny side of him to make you laugh or just take the time to have a conversation with you. Steve will be missed by many as he was just that kind of guy that leaves you with an everlasting impression of compassion. May you Rest In Peace Steve. Joan & Art Pierrot
Richard Antunes from Riverside wrote on August 13, 2020 at 12:18 am
May you rest in piece my brother. I'll miss the times that we rode the back roads in RI and spent at the post office. I'm still in shock that you are gone. We were to go for breakfast the last time we spoke about a month ago. GOOD SPEED MY FRIEND. I will truly miss you. A friend always. Rich Antunes
Mary Lucas from Thompson wrote on August 12, 2020 at 7:28 pm
Carol and family I'm so very sorry for your loss. Even though it's been decades since I've seen Steve, from pictures carol has posted, one thing was very clear, he was very proud of his family. Hold your memories close and I hope they offer some comfort. Love to his family and Godspeed to Steve.
Cindy Fallon from Warwick wrote on August 12, 2020 at 7:02 pm
Carol, Lori, Peter and grandson’s, where do I begin? I will never forget all the wonderful memories we had together when our kids were young and we would get together on Saturday evenings on Ryder Ave. Steve definitely was a family man and took great care of Uncle Pete when he was ill. Steve would do anything for his family and friends and we will miss him terribly. I still can’t believe Steve is gone but I will never forget our last cruise together and the great times we had in Florida. RIP 💙
Bill Vaudrain from Warwick wrote on August 12, 2020 at 5:25 pm
Steve and I were rolling along in the golf cart down in The Villages, and the conversation turned to people we have known and those no longer with us. I told Steve that I have lost too many old friends to be worried about making any new ones, but that I was happy to be able to call him my friend. He looked me in the eye and told me that he knew what I was talking about, and he felt the same way. Now he’s on my list of friends gone, but never forgotten. Rest In Peace buddy😢
Leo and Debbie Dupre from Cranston wrote on August 12, 2020 at 1:03 pm
Dear Carol, Peter Lori and grandchildren, there is a saying “Actions speak louder than words”. Well that saying definitely describes the way Steve lived his life. He was a man of few words but his actions showed how much he truly loved and cared for his family and friends. Hopefully all of his loving actions will help bring wonderful memories to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Love Leo and Debbie ❤️
Dana D Doeg from Lakeland wrote on August 12, 2020 at 11:39 am
Dear Carol, Lori, and Peter my deepest sympathies for your loss. Steve was taken too soon. I am thankful for getting to meet & know such an amazing man. No words can help you thru this time but he will be missed.
Kyle (MacKay) Antonevich from Bristol, RI wrote on August 12, 2020 at 10:15 am
Carol, Lori, Peter and families, Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. Many great memories you must have of him, and how you must have made him laugh and smile. May be forever Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏
Jason Mennie from Prospect wrote on August 12, 2020 at 10:11 am
Steve was always their for me when I was a boy trying to learn to be a man. He was like a second father to me and I will never forget all the good and bad things he told and taught me. I loved what he stood for never backed down from what his beliefs were. I regret not seeing him in a while and catching that smile when he did! My deepest condolences to one of the most loving families I have ever known. I would do anything for this family because they did everything for me. Love and miss you all, wish I could be their to give everyone a big hug. Kisses and hugs especially to my second mom Carol and my best friend in Peter!
JoAnn Winters from Riverside, RI wrote on August 12, 2020 at 8:46 am
Dear Carol and family I am sorry to hear of Steve passing. May your memories of him bring comfort to you and your family. Please Carol give me a call , if there is anything I can do.... It has been a long time . Please call : JoAnn Winters Again my sincerest condiolences
Joanne & Mike McNally from Pocono Pines, Pa wrote on August 12, 2020 at 8:17 am
RIP, Steve. You will be missed by all of us. You were very generous and fun to be with during our visits to Florida. Loaning us your motorcycle with no questions was above and beyond. You served your country as a combat soldier when it was not popular to do so. Condolences to Carol and the entire Oliver family. Joanne & Mike
Charlotte johnson from Brockton wrote on August 11, 2020 at 10:23 pm
Steve I just wanted you to know how much your kindness ment to me.You always treated me like family, always fun at family gatherings.when I stayed with you and Carol in Florida you made me feel welcome.You took us out for dinner in so many different places.But the very best part was how you made Carol's car so shiney and clean for us to take to the beach, and when we got home you where ready to clean it again.Rest in peace my friend I will miss you. Love Charlotte
Laurie Goode (Monson) wrote on August 11, 2020 at 10:19 pm
My sympathies and condolences go out to Carol and the entire extended family. It's been many years since I last saw Steve but I remember him as having a big heart and a great sense of humor. R.I.P. Steve.
Heather Tingle from Providence wrote on August 11, 2020 at 10:17 pm
Dear Carol, Lori, Peter, Peter Jr, Jordan, Justin, Kyle and family, words cant express how saddened I was to hear the news, the world is at a great loss, as Jim use to say” Steve is a class act” and he sure was, always offering a helping hand to a friend in need, my deepest condolences to you all, you will be in my prayers to find the comfort in treasured memories, and I will always strive to remember to live a life worthy of his sacrifice for his country, All my Love, Heather ❤️
Heather wrote on August 11, 2020 at 9:49 pm
Dear Carol, Lori, Peter, Peter Jr, Jordan, Justin, Kyle and family, the world is at a great loss, as Jim use to say Steve is a class act and he sure was, but he was so much more always offering a helping hand to a friend in need, it was an honor and privilege to have him in our lives, my deepest condolences to you all, I pray you find comfort in remembering all the beautiful memories and I will always remember to strive to live a life worthy of his sacrifice for his country, You are all in my thoughts and prayers, Love Heather ❤️
Deanna Stone-Akers wrote on August 11, 2020 at 9:44 pm
Carol, Lori and Peter... my heart is so heavy and it aches for you. The Olivers, Danatos, Sparks, Cabrals, all of you are in my prayers Love from the Stone Family
John Campagnone from Oakland Park wrote on August 11, 2020 at 9:35 pm
I’m so sorry to hear about Steve passing. There are no words that can relieve the pain of loosing a husband, father and grandfather. My god bless his soul and the souls of those who loved him.