George A. Oliver
May 4, 1952 – February 12, 2020
George Anthony Oliver, age 67, of Bristol, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital.
Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late John Oliver and Estella (Alexandre) Oliver.
George was a well-known, self-taught musician, having taught himself music from a young age. He had a great passion for composing and writing his own music, playing his instruments and singing and he made two single copy-written records. While attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, his teachers questioned him as to why he was there as there was nothing they could teach him that he did not already know. In fact, he was teaching students and teachers during his short time there. He was an amazing guitarist and bass player for numerous bands including; ‘The Hot Beats’, ‘Troy’, ‘Tangerine Zoo’, ‘Friends Incorporated’, ‘Crystal Clear’ and ‘Mixed Emotions’, just to name a few. A famous philosopher once wrote, “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Before his retirement, George also worked as a machinist.
George is survived by his son, Shawn A. Oliver and daughters, Rebecca A. (Gary) Coroa and Carrie L. (Anthony) Lazowski, six grandchildren, Tara, Trey, Tori, Sharohn, Shakyra and Anthony Jr., one great-granddaughter, Taelyn and a great-grandson on the way, six siblings, all formally of Bristol, Lynn (Tom) Poinsette of Ft. Myers, FL, Estelle (Leroy) Gordon of Bristol, Deborah (Phil) Givens of Muskegon, MI, John (Sheryl) Oliver of Walland, TN and Lisa Oliver of Riverside, as well as a large extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. George was predeceased by his niece, Crystal (Oliver) Henderson.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main St., Warren. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bristol. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM.
- Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
- Funeral Service Wednesday, February 19, 2020
- Burial Wednesday, February 19, 2020
George A. Oliver
February 19, 2020
I remember all those nights at your apartment, until the small hours of the morning working on the new songs I wrote. Your melodies made it all worth while. And I remember the day you woke me up at 3:30 in the morning. You were so excited about the new melody you wrote. "Joe, it's such a sad, sad song," he said. "You made me cry." So, I got dressed and went down to hear the new music, and we both cried and laughed hysterically. You will be missed, my friend. What an honor it was to know you.
Love you pal
Joseph M. Faria
MANNY/ GAIL GARCIA
February 18, 2020
TO ALL THE FAMILY OF GEORGE OLIVER..WE SEND OUR SYMPATHY TO ALL OF THE FAMILY..HE MAYBE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN..MAY HE RIP..
February 14, 2020
Oh my dear George. You will be missed by many. I will miss hearing your beautiful music and hearing your adventurous stories everytime you would call or stop in. May you rest in eternal peace.
February 14, 2020
My sweet brother! I will have you in my heart forever. I have so many memories of you that I will hold in my heart. You were my first real doll! Lynn & George...just like peanut butter & jelly or two peas in a pod,
God speed Georgie! I know you will fill the heavens with your beautiful music.
I will love you forever 💕