Nancy B. Olson
Nancy B. Olson passed away on December, 9th, 2017 at Cape Cod Hospital. She was 91 years young.
For 54 years, she was the beloved wife of George E. Olson, who passed away in 2001. They cherished every moment this life allowed them to be together. They graduated in the same class from Everett High School, Mass., where they were high school sweethearts.
Nancy was born on May 16th, 1926 in Malden to Stephen C. Querolo and Marion Harding Querolo. Nancy and her husband raised their son, David, and daughter, Susan, in Islip, N.Y., summering in Chatham. From childhood until George’s retirement from teaching, she spent summers and a short retirement period in The Capt. Elisha Harding House, the family home built by her great-grandfather in 1853 on Stage Harbor Rd. in Chatham. Nancy & George enjoyed wintering in Port Charlotte, Fla.
At age 16, she spent the summer working at the Queen Anne Inn in Chatham. During World War II she worked in a defense plant where Ship to Shore radios were made. Before retiring to raise their children, Nancy was employed in various offices in Mass, Conn., and N.Y. She spent 20 years working part-time as the “Card Lady” at the Mayflower Shop in Chatham. She loved helping people find the perfect card for any occasion; a more organized card department has yet to be found.
After George’s passing, Nancy found a new family at the Chatham Council on Aging. She spent 4 days a week there, organizing the Scrabble, Cribbage, and Bridge Clubs. Nancy’s family wishes to thank everyone at the COA for their support and love shown to her all these years. You gave her a reason to put on her make-up and find that smashing outfit and accessories.
Family members left to mourn include her son, David Olson of Chatham, his children, Amelia Barrows (Jeffrey) of Charlotte, N.C., Julianna Scott (Laine) of Edgartown, Stephen Olson (Ruth) of Boston and their mother, Joanne Olson, as well as 4 beautiful great-grandchildren & one incredible foster-grandchild. Her daughter, Susan Logan and her husband Paul of E. Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, their children Daniel Logan (Skye) of Toronto, ON, and Seth Logan (Tayler) of Ottawa, ON. She also leaves behind many dear friends, all of whom will miss her greatly.
A reception for all of her Chatham Council on Aging friends will be held on Friday, Dec 15th at the Council on Aging, Stoney Hill Rd., at 10:00 a.m. Graveside gathering will be held at Union Cemetery on Friday, Dec. 15th, at 2:00 p.m. followed by a wee get-together at the Chatham Squire from 2:30-4.
The family wishes to thank Chatham Fire & Rescue, and all the amazing staff at the Cape Cod Hospital for their wonderful care of our matriarch.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Friends of Chatham Council on Aging at 193 Stony Hill Rd, Chatham, Mass, 02633, or the charity of one’s choice. Nancy would “strongly suggest” getting and/or replacing your carbon monoxide detectors; as any who has met Nancy will attest, when Nancy suggests doing something, you’d best do it.