Roman Oliszczak

May 27, 1947April 21, 2018

Roman Oliszczak, 70, of New Durham, died April 21, 2018 at the Catholic Medical Center after a long illness. He was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 27, 1947 the son of Ivan and Onyska (Rabczinuk) Oliszczak. When he was two years old, his family emigrated to United States, landing at Ellis Island and eventually settling in Manchester where he grew up and was educated in the Queen City school system.

He was a proud veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post 72 in Alton. He worked hard as a self-employed electrical lineman and former co- owner of the Utility Service and Assistance Company of Hooksett. Roman enjoyed the outdoors and was the consummate woodsman who loved spending time with “Mother Nature” in any season. His family was everything to him and he will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted father, brother and friend.

Members of his family include his daughter Terra Oliszczak of Boston, MA, his two sons Benjamin Oliszczak and his wife Jennifer of Manchester and Karl Oliszczak of Sudbury, MA, his brother Michael Oliszczak and his sisters Irene Rioux and Marina Oliszczak all of Manchester and his long time companion Shirley Chase of Alton as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Monday April 30 from 4 to 7 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Funeral Service was celebrated on Tuesday May 1 at 11 am in the funeral home. Burial with military honors followed at 12:30 pm in the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Roman’s name be made to Liberty House 75 W. Baker St. Manchester, NH 03103.


  • Visitation Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Roman Oliszczak

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Barry Muccio

June 13, 2018

Condolences to Romans family and friends. It was a pleasure and to have known and work with him.

Michael Lamoureux Sr

May 12, 2018

You were such a wonderful Papa .

Melissa Kivlehan

April 30, 2018

May you r.i.p were so funny,always cracking were a good man and thank you for loving my aunt shirley. To Shirley, Romans kids,and close family and friends I hope you all find peace during this difficult prayers are with you all ❤

leah rollins

April 30, 2018

Terra, Ben and Carl, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. I have many fond memories of going places as a child with your family. I remember one time when your father brought us to a fish hatchery. I didn't even know these existed! Terra doesn't remember but I do because I was afraid we were going to fall into the tanks. Thank you for your beloved service to this country and God bless you. May the peace of God comfort your family during this emotional time.

Shirley Chase

April 28, 2018

Dearest Roman
Oh how you've been missed since our fingers slipped apart when you passed 💔 Forever will your words and love be locked in my heart.
R.I.P. my earth angel😢

Cheryl Oliszczak

April 27, 2018

I will always remember the thirty four years we spent together. Roman was a wonderful husband and father to my children Michael Lamoureux and Kristen Caisse. He was especially proud of his Grandchildren Michael Lamoureux Jr, Elizabeth Dine, ChristopherLamoureux and Skylar Caisse. He was delighted with the birth of his first Great Granddaughter Lily Grace Lamoureux.
Roman spent most of his time when not working fishing with his Grandson Michael either in the ocean on his lobster boat the " Elizabeth Sky" , Merry Meeting Lake on the "fish hog " or ice fishing.
Romans children and Grandchildren were always on his mind he took very good care of all of us .
Roman was a decorated Green Beret and worked very hard as the co-founder of Utility Service and Assistance.
No matter where we look in our lives we see Roman . We see him in the flowers and fruit trees he planted in our homes and love and care he put into everything he did.
Illness and pain were his constant companion the last few years of his life but to his family he will always be remembered as our big strong handsome Dad ,Papa and husband.
RIP you are missed every day.

Carol Otis

April 27, 2018

Forever grateful and blessed with 3 awesome, beautiful children: Terra Ann, Benjamin John and Karl Roman. Rest peacefully. Love Carol

Marina Oliszczak

April 26, 2018

picture of my brother Roman in 1966 or 1967 in backyard of Spruce St with our mama (and me)

Lisa Watson

April 25, 2018

Ben and family, I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Had a lot of fun with your family at Disney years ago. Hugs and healing memories to get you through this tough time. Lisa

Mary-Jo (Strusa)Fleet

April 24, 2018

Terra, Ben, and Karl, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your farther.
Here is photo I found.
Love, Aunt Mary-Jo