Verna J Olson

August 27, 1935May 8, 2019

Verna J. Olson, 83, a lifelong Norwich resident, passed away at Chenango Memorial Hospital on May 8, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born in East Pharsalia on August 27, 1935, the daughter of the late Frank and Blanche (Newton) Dolan. She was a 1954 graduate of Norwich High School. After graduation, she went to work at NBT Bank and Trust and continued her employment there for nine years. She then spent 27 years working at Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals (later Proctor and Gamble) and retired in 1993. On May 11, 1963, Verna married Carl E. Olson at the Lutheran Church in Norwich. They remained happily married until his passing on August 21, 2004. Verna was also predeceased by her son, Chris E. Olson; her brother, Ken Dolan; and her sister in law, Mary Dolan. Survivors include her sister, Vera Finch; her sister in law, Doris and Ken Jones; very special nieces and nephews and their families as well as many special and loving friends. A memorial service for Verna will take place at 10:00 am on Friday May 17, at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich. A private burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Verna’s memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St. Norwich, NY 13815.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2019


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Michele Pederen

May 14, 2019

To Verna's family - I have thought of this woman so many times in the past years. She was one of my favorite people at Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals and she taught me a lot over the years that we worked together. I knew her husband Carl and was so sad to hear the day he left her. She loved him so. When Chris left to be with the Lord I know that Verna lost more than anyone can imagine. Chris was the masterpiece the Lord sent from heaven to her and he was truly what she lived for. Rest in peace Verna. I am thankful that you are with your husband and your son as I know you longed for as each of them wen to live with the Lord before you. You will always have a special place in my heart. Until we meet again. Love you Verna. :)

Shirley Niles

May 11, 2019

Verna was a friend and we had lots of laughs and conversation during our many Wednesday get togethers. Many happy memories. She had some hard times over the past several years but it didn't keep her down. She will be missed. Rest in Peace Verna.

pauline hopson

May 11, 2019

I always Called To Tell Her Yankees are On and Which Station. I will Miss Her.