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Mary Ann (Mabie) Olszewski

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“I visited in May of 2017. I hadn't been back to Massachusetts since 1979. It was way too long. Aunt Mary Ann was her kind, gracious, loving and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Sharon Rogers (Moffitt) - CA

“My dearest friend Mary Ann, You left us all too quickly and I am greatly saddened. It is selfish of me to want you to stay with us when I know you...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Martha Glasheen - Weston, MA

“I met Mary Ann 10 years ago when I moved into Merriam Village. We worked on many projects together at MV especially when we renovated the Harnish...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lynne Lazaro - Weston, MA

“My aunt chickie was someone that would always make you feel incredibly special. I never knew anyone like her. Rest in peace sweet woman ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: David Stoughton - Winter Haven, FL

“So very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to your dear Mom and all the family. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Gloria Schimke - Millbury, MA

“We met just a few times, both of us walking somewhere in Merriam Village, where she and I lived. Yet Mary Ann always greeted me like a friend and had...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Paul Angiolillo - Weston, MA

“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mary Ann. I live in Merriam Village and got to know Mary Ann as a wonderful friend and neighbor. I am...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Eileen O'Halloran - Weston

“Our hearts are broken without you, Aunt Mary Ann, and yet you will always be cherished and will live on in all of us who knew you. You took care of...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Bonnie Morse - CLINTON, MA


Mary Ann (Mabie) Olszewski, 83, of Weston, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 after a life well lived and dearly loved. She was born and lived most of her life in Framingham and spent the last eight years in Weston. She was the daughter of James and Catherine (Pickett) Mabie and the dear wife of 39 years to Bernard (Bernie) A. Olszewski, until his death in 1997. She leaves her family, daughters Jill and her husband, Stephen Palmisano; Kim and her husband Tom Scholz; Dianne Olszewski and her beloved granddaughter Chelsea (Palmisano) and her husband Kyle Brennan. She was loved by her many nieces and nephews from the Mabie and Olszewski families.

Mom was the sunshine in our lives and the heart of our family. Always the optimist, she endured many major health issues over the years and referred to them as "A speed bump down the highway of life." She loved to cook and enjoyed hosting beautifully decorated holiday gatherings, enjoying lots of laughs with family and friends, creating beautiful gardens; reading, playing cards, traveling and was always a fan of the Red Sox.

Mary Ann had an extraordinary memory and was one of the most organized people you were likely to meet. She brightened everyone's day and was a pleasure to be around. "Enjoy this beautiful day!" was her motto. She will be greatly missed by all, including her many friends at Merriam Village.

Mary Ann was a graduate of Framingham High School. She worked for many years as a secretary at Juniper Hill Elementary School and later for the school department in various secretarial roles where she formed many lifelong friendships.

Mary Ann was a woman of deep faith and a long-time parishioner at St. George's Church in Framingham and then St. Julia Church in Weston; with a particular devotion to the Blessed Mother as a member of the Sodality of Mary. She was a dedicated member of the Framingham Heart Study since 1972 and never missed an appointment, as she was always willing to contribute to the greater good. Her warmth and generosity of spirit were evident.

She is preceded in death by her sister Betty and her husband Chandler Sinnott; her brother Richard Mabie, her sister-in-law Joyce Mabie; her brother Danny Mabie; nephew Richard Mabie and niece Cathy Mabie.

A celebration of Mary Ann's life will be held with a gathering for visitation on Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 am, at St. Julia Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am. Please wear a mask inside the church.

Interment will take place at the National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Mary Ann's name to a charity of your choice.