Carole S. Olshansky

Born August 13, 1941

OLSHANSKY, CAROLE S., 76, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sally (Davis) Olshansky and lived most of her life on the East Side of Providence.

She attended Hope High School and the CCRI Nursing Program.

Carole was a member of Temple Beth-El’s Sisterhood and a Library Board Member and Volunteer. She was a founder and chairwoman of the Greater Providence Epilepsy Association Inc., where she received the National Epilepsy Achievement Award for outstanding community leadership. She also received the RI State Woman of the Year Award for Top Woman in Social and Civic Affairs for Volunteerism.

She was a Red Grey Lady and Miriam Hospital volunteer. She taught arts and crafts at the Jewish Community Center and was a former camp counselor at Camp Centerland.

She is survived by her nephew Capt. Victor Shane Olshansky and his wife Orit; great-niece April Olshansky; great-nephew Alex Olshansky; and her sister in law Myra Olshansky. She was the sister of the late Irwin Olshanksy and Sondra Olshansky.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26th at 2:00 PM in the Samuel Priest Chapel in Lincoln Park Cemetery with burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Library Fund of Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave, Providence, RI 02906; Congregation Beth Sholom, 275 Camp St, Providence, RI 02906; The Highlands on the East Side, 101 Highland Ave, Providence, RI 02906; the American Diabetes Assoiation, 260 Cochituate Rd, #200, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701; the Mental Health Association of RI, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906; or the charity of your choice. Shiva will be held at The Highlands on the East Side, 101 Highland Ave, Providence, RI, Thursday 3-5 PM.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 26, 2018

Carole S. Olshansky

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