Richard L. Olson, 58, of Mattapoisett died Oct. 18 unexpectedly, at home.
Born and raised in Boston, son of Nancy W. (Weirsman) Olson of Boston and the late Thomas E. Olson, Rick was a 1983 graduate of Dover-Sherborn High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College in 1987. His work in commercial real estate took him to live in Virginia and Connecticut before returning to the Massachusetts towns of Hopkinton, Bourne and then Mattapoisett five years ago.
Being by the water and sailing, when possible, always brought him pleasure. He enjoyed playing golf with family and friends over many years. He inherited a deep interest in history from his father’s family. He loved his children and took delight and pride in their accomplishments and their presence.
Survivors include his mother; his former wife, Catherine I. (Irons) Olson of Bourne; his four children, Thomas Olson and fiancee Brittany Soucar of Boston, Zachary Olson of Bethesda, Maryland, Samuel Olson and Margaret Olson, both of Bourne; his fiancee, Maureen Burke of Mashpee; and a brother, Andrew Olson of Greenville Junction, Maine. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas E. Olson Jr. and David Thomas Olson.
Funeral arrangements will be private. Contributions in his memory could be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 62 Walnut Street, Suite 5, Wellesley, MA 02481 or the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 208521.
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