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Gerald F. Olsen

December 4, 1927 — November 24, 2023

Nashua, NH

Gerald F. Olsen

Gerald F. Olsen, "Gerry", 95, passed away on November 24, 2023 in Nashua, NH just shy of his 96th birthday. He was born in South Boston, MA on December 4, 1927, the son of Anna (Donahue) Olsen and Henry Charles Olsen, both of South Boston, MA. He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Henry and John Olsen. 

Gerry was a graduate of Boston College High School and after serving in the military, returned to attend Boston College where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting. He later received his MBA from Boston University and went on to have an illustrious career in finance at Raytheon and Digital Equipment Corporation until his retirement in 1992.

Gerry was an avid runner, having completed Boston Marathons, several other marathons and local races during his life. He could often be seen running throughout Lynnfield, MA, regardless of the weather. He made Lynnfield his home and it is here that he and his wife Ruth raised their family before moving to Nashua, NH in 1990.  

Gerry is pre-deceased by his wife Ruth (Russo) Olsen and three sons, William C., Stephen H., and Robert F. Olsen. He is survived by his three daughters, Christine (Olsen) Cormier, Paula Olsen Perez and her husband Michael Elvis Perez, and Patricia Olsen-Goldberg and her husband Jack Goldberg. He also leaves 10 grandchildren with whom he had very special relationships: Elizabeth Anderson and her husband Sean, Robert Olsen and his wife Kim, Danielle Bouchard and her husband Ben, Christopher Perez and his fiancée Destinee Kneeland, Kiley Olsen, Samantha Cormier, Stephen Perez, Leah Perez, Charles Goldberg and Sam Goldberg. He also has five great-children Skylar, Parker, Eleanor, Brooklyn and Evan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Gerald's name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115. 

Funeral Services will be private.

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