Glenda Sue Olsson

April 27, 1943February 19, 2021

Glenda Sue (Cannon) Olsson of Niantic passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loved ones, on February 19, 2021.

Glenda was born on April 27, 1943, in Baton Rouge, LA. She was the daughter of Cleve Cannon and Viola (Norman) Cannon, and one of 12 siblings; Billy, Sam, Margaret, James, Harvey, Paul, Bobby, Joe, David, Steve, and Cheryl. As a young girl, Glenda and her family moved from the bayous of Louisiana to the Mojave Desert in California, where she and her siblings learned what was most important in

Glenda is survived by her husband of 47 years, Karl Olsson; her children Craig Tomlin and his wife Mary of Hamden, Stephanie Brungard of Waterford, and David Olsson and his wife Jennifer of Waterford; and her grandchildren Matthew and Ryan Tomlin, Madelyn Brungard, and Kira Olsson.

Glenda was a one-of-a-kind mother, daughter, and wife. Her generous, caring, and graceful soul always put loved ones first before herself. Her front door and back porch were always open for coffee and a visit. These coffee visits have been a staple for many generations of family, friends and neighbors over the past 47 years. With her gentle, kind, and wise demeanor, Glenda Sue impacted and guided many lives that have crossed her path.

She will truly be missed, not only by her family, but also by those who have been touched by her unwavering and unconditional love of life and family.

Unfortunately, due to COVID, all services will be private.


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Glenda Sue Olsson

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Doris Engelhardt

February 27, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Glendas passing. I remember being at her and Karl,s wedding and how happy my sister Ade was to have Craig and Stephanie as grandchildren and then David. My sympathy to each of you.Love Aunt Dot

Patty Gates

February 26, 2021

Wonderful neighbor and friend for many years. You will surely be missed. Condolences to Karl. Craig, Stephanie and David and families

James (Wedge) Cannon

February 25, 2021

It’s Wedge
I have nothing but fond memories of Glenda she always made me feel loved when I saw her and I will truly miss my Aunt

Roberta & Geoff MacDonald

February 25, 2021

Glenda's gentle smile, hugs and conversation will be missed at our family picnics in Noank (as well as her delicious salads!). We, the older generation, must continue to hold our gatherings and teach those young ones how to catch crabs and eat clam chowder while juggling kids and dogs in the unsteady lawn chairs! Glenda will be deeply missed.

Stephanie Brungard

February 25, 2021

Glenda Sue, mom, grandma.

You showed us kids how to live our lives with confidence, dignity, and fortitude. With your unconditional love, you showed us how to love unconditionally. Your passion for life, beliefs, and righteousness paved a clear path for each of us to follow. For that we are grateful.

Your sense of humor, determination, and perseverance guided us individually through our own separate fights and struggles in life. For that we are grateful.

You were an amazing mother, friend, and confidante who was always there to listen, help, or just be our rock. For that we are grateful.

Forever in our hearts and lives, you will always be the voice of guidance. For that we are grateful.

We will miss you dearly.
We love you,
Craig, Stephanie and David

Ashley Cannon

February 25, 2021

I’ll never forget the times I spent in Connecticut every summer popping by for a visit at your house with my Aunt. Sitting in the backyard at the table feeling the breeze talking about rhubarb plants, stories when you were little, and life advice while always having your coffee and that wonderful smile. Also can’t forgot our blizzard fix! I’ll miss you Aunt Glenda. Until we meet again.

Love you, Ashley

Janet Pluth

February 24, 2021

My prayers and sympathy to Karl, David, Stephanie, Craig & families. Glenda will be greatly missed at our family picnics with her kind and gentle spirit. She was a fine Christian lady. Heaven gets sweeter all the time. May the Lord bless and comfort each of you as you enjoy the good family memories.


February 24, 2021

I will miss her smile and wave when you pull out of Clark Street.
My thoughts are with you all,

Kathleen and Frank Reagan (Welch)

February 24, 2021

So Glenda was born in the south. That explains her sweet, gentle, and gracious demeanor. Always the lady, with a charming personality and habit of pure kindness. She was a great friend and neighbor to my sister Linda and brother-in-law Hilary, and I like to think Linda is showing her the ropes in heaven already.
Our deepest condolences to Karl, Craig, Stephanie, and David, as well as the entire family. Glenda was a jewel and our hearts hurt for you all.
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace, amen.

Boni Cannon

February 24, 2021

I sill recall, when I met you. You were nine, maybe ten and I was fourteen or fifteen. You were just a child and I was too. We met there in the clearing of the old house you lived in, among the orchards. We talked. You spoke of things. I spoke of things. I’m grateful to have known you even in the limited time we shared. And later at the reunion Paul initiated, we hugged. We talked. We shared of times in our lives. You left me with a deep appreciation of your ability to love beyond limitations our lives may bring to us. I will remember your smile. Love