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Richard Allen Olsen

May 6, 1940 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 80)


Portland- Richard Allen Olsen Sr, 80, died at home on October 6, 2020 after a long illness.  He was born in Portland, Maine on May 6,1940 the eldest child of Clarence O.  and Agnes (Cook) Olsen.

He graduated from Portland High School, class of 1958.   Ricard began working at a young age as a caddie at the Portland Country Club.  He later worked at Portland News Company   and Burnham & Morrill. In 1966 he went to work at Hannaford Bros Co in the warehouse and retired in 2001 after 35 years of service.  Richard was a member of the Portland Elks Lodge 188 and for many years the Riverside Golf course.  He enjoyed hunting deer, especially the last few times with his son Richard Jr.  His real love was golfing.  He was happily married to his wife Patricia for 43 years. After she retired in 2011, they wintered in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Richard got 3 Hole-in Ones while there.  His second was on the same day as his brother Walter got his first.  Same course same day they made the local news in Florida.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his Step-Father Charles Chantland, his sister Althaea White and a Great-Grand-daughter Dominique St George.

 Survivors in addition to his wife Patricia (Henderson) Olsen are his son Richard A Olsen Jr and his wife Joy, his daughter Kimberley Brown and her husband David. his son Michael J Olsen, his daughter Andrea Olsen and her husband Robert Hoye, his daughter Audrey A DeCosta and her husband Dan, his step-daughter Christine McLellan and her husband Jeff, his step-son John T. Lambert and his wife Anty and his step daughter Jennifer Lambert, 13 Grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.   Survivors also include his brother Walter B Olsen and his wife Judy, his sister Karen Libby and her husband Joseph (Skip) and his sister Janice Ferrante and her husband Michael, and many nieces and nephews. 

While he is no longer their step father Richard is fondly remembered by Audrey’s half sister and brother   Lori-Ann Townshend and Kenny Findlay.  The family would like to thank the staff of Northern Light Home Care and Hospice and Aging Excellence for the loving care Richard received. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of a donation to the Alzheimer's Association 383 US Route One #2C, Scarborough, ME 04074

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10AM the family would like to invite all that knew Richard to join them by logging on to A.T. Hutchins Facebook page to view the service.

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