Obituary: Mary Theresa Oleson

Mary Theresa Oleson, 77, of Berlin, N.H., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at her home in Berlin.

She was born in Berlin, N.H. on Dec. 1, 1942, the daughter of the late Reginald J. and Marguerite B. (Thompson) Donaldson and was a lifelong resident.

She graduated St. Patrick’s High School in 1960.

She was a member of St. Kieran Church, now Good Shepherd Parish. She was very content being at home and loved watching Hallmark movies and loved her family near and far.

Mary enjoyed her neighbors and their tea parties, as well as her monthly outing with her classmates.

She is survived by her daughter Debra Oleson of Berlin; a brother John H. Donaldson and wife Charlotte of Gorham, N.H.; nieces, nephews, cousins and neighbors.

She was predeceased by her husband David Oleson in 2004, as well as her brothers Joseph “Gerry,” Leo “Chummy” and Lawrence “Red.”

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020, at 10 a.m., at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 9-10 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will take place in the spring at New City Cemetery in Berlin.

Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Messages of condolence may be shared online at

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