William Olson

June 28, 1943September 23, 2021

William (Bill) F. Olson, 78, of the Plantsville section of Southington passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Doreen (Thayer) Olson.

Born June 28, 1943 in New Britain, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Carol (Wright) Olson. Bill proudly served as a Teletype Officer with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

He owned and operated A&B manufacturing with his brother in law Michael Thayer for over 30 years before retiring and taking a part time position with Advanced Torque Products. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed being on the water.

In addition to his wife he leaves his two daughters, Kimberly Bouchard and her husband David of Bristol, Melissa Smith and her husband Michael of Plainville; two grandsons, Kyle Robert Smith and Michael William Smith both of Plainville and two sisters, Roberta Avery and Vivian Dailida and her husband Paul of Plantsville. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a godson Kenneth Dailida.

Services for William will be celebrated privately with his family. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and please visit,


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Keith Avery

September 28, 2021

Whenever I would run into Bill, he would always take the time to chit chat a bit before going on his way. Bill was a good guy. My condolences to his family.

Michael Tassie

September 27, 2021

Rest in peace Bill, My sincere condolences to the family.

Bob DeBishop

September 25, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. I knew him since he was a young boy as his dad was my scoutmaster. He was always with us and I watched him grow into the wonderful man he had become. My sincere condolences to his whole family. Bob DeBishop

Jennie Bouchard

September 25, 2021

Vivian & family:
We are very sorry for your loss. No one can ever take your brothers place but you will always have your treasured memories.
Much love, Jennie & Mert

Russell Tassie

September 25, 2021

Losing a friend of so many years hurts. My condolences to Bill's family. I have known Bill since grammar school and high school. Always enjoyed the times we spent. I had the business next to his for six years. A lot of hijinks and practical jokes during that time. Always enjoyed stopping by the shop for a chat and a beer. Will miss Bill. May he rest in peace.

Vivian Dailida

September 25, 2021

Bill was the true meaning of a brother. Family man in the true sense. Always putting them first. A man of patience and a good friend to many. Bill will be missed, but never forgotten. 🌹❤️🌹