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Dorothy M. (Jacobs) Olsen

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, February 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home Olsen, Dorothyfor Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Dorothy M. (Jacobs) Olsen, who passed away, at 90 years, on Monday evening, February 1st at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody following a brief illness. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.
Born and raised in Revere, she graduated from Revere High School in 1943.While Dorothy enjoyed her family, she also enjoyed being active in the working world. Upon graduating from Revere High School, she became an Assistant Buyer for the former R.H. White’s Department store in downtown Boston. After raising her family, she was a longtime employee of the Shirley Shoe Outlet in Revere and at Host-Marriott at Logan Airport in the gift shop at the United Airlines terminal. She was an avid crocheter who loved to make afghan blankets for family and friends. She also crocheted dozens of baby bonnets which she donated to local area hospitals including Children’s Hospital. She was also an animal lover who cared for several feral cats in the Oak Island community. She was a longtime member of the VFW Post 6712, Ladies Auxiliary, in Beachmont, Revere.


She is the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Henry L. Olsen, Retired Revere Fire Department Captain. She was the devoted mother of James Olsen & his wife Joyce of Amesbury, Karen DeVincentis & her husband Carl of Rowley, Susan Olsen of Revere & Dr. Nancy R. Olsen Waldron, PhD. & her partner John O’Brien of Winthrop. Cherished grandmother of Randy  Waldron, of Manhattan, NY , James G. Olsen, Jr. and his wife Colleen of Newburyport, Lawrence J. Scaglione, IV and his wife Chelsea of Munson and Michelle DeVincentis of Beverly. Dear sister of Marjorie Clukey and her husband Roger of Vero Beach, FL. and the late Florence Kloack, Frances DePasquale, Charles Jacobs, Earl Jacobs, Harold “Sonny” Jacobs and James Jacobs. She also leaves her cousin Jean Livick of Saugus. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Friday, February 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, February 5th at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Funeral Home


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.

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  1. Siddharth Mobar
    Feb 5 2016

    My deepest condolences.

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