Richard A. Olean

July 24, 1942April 5, 2019

Richard A. Olean, 76, passed away April 5, 2019.

He was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (DiOrio) Olean; brother of Barbara Malone (Tom) and Beverly Olean; uncle of Cathleen Malone, Susan McMullen (Kevin), Michael Malone (Stephanie), Thomas Malone (Katie), Dennis Malone and the late Steven Malone; great-uncle of Robert Pacheco, Sean Malone and Emily Malone.

Richard had worked as a plumber before retiring. He was a wonderful brother and uncle and a friend to many. He had great faith in God and was a devoted Catholic.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11 a.m. in The Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1081 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Frank Olean Center, 93 Airport Road, Westerly, RI 02891.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, April 11, 2019

Richard A. Olean

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David Carl

April 10, 2019

Rest in peace Richard. A wonderful man has passed into His hands and you will be missed. I can't help but smile thinking of your always smiling face and gentlemanly manner in all things. I'm sure your beloved Sadie was there to great you with tail wagging!