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“Billy was truly like a brother to me while growing up. We lived next door to each other our entire childhood. He was always happy, always smiling and...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Jeannie Minton/McCormack - MA

“Maureen and Mc Dermott clan,We are so sorry for your loss. Billy was larger than life and his presence will be missed.Thinking of you all. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Marcy and Randy Thomas - MA

“To All of Billy's family, Our heartfelt sympathy. We have fond and wonderful memories from growing up together in Dorchester, St. Marks. He will be...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Maureen Pallamary - San Diego, CA

“To the Olsen Family my thoughts and prayers to you all. May all those memories of Nixon Street and St Mark's and your family get-togethers help get...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Oh Maureen, so very sorry to hear about Bill. My thoughts are with you and the boys. Love you, Diane Scott xxoo ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“A great guy who will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Daniel Dodd - Whitman, MA

“Dear Maureen, I am so shocked and saddened about Bill! Please extend my heart-felt love and sympathy to Brendan, Eric and Colin! This must be so...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Gail Devins - Easton, MA

“So sorry for your loss may God give you all comfort and peace during this difficult time. You will meet again in heaven so not goodbye just see you...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Wooster - North Easton, MA

“Our condolences on Bill's passing. Fond memories of playing ball together. Best wishes from John and Bobbi McCone ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: John McCone - Palm Harbor, FL

“Maureen & Family,Michael and I are sad to hear of Bill's passing. What a guy! He lit up every room he ever walked into. He lit up our neighborhood...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Downes - North Easton, MA

“Dear Maureen and family. So sorry for the loss of your husband. If it is any consolation, we now have a saint to pray for us here, and watch over us....Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Perron - Sharon, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Billy. Gone from this earth way too soon. Hugs to all of you! ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Pixie Zagami - Carver, MA

“Our love and prayers are with you all at this time ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Carolyn Chiocco - Mansfield, MA

14 of 17 | Posted by: Geri Cyr - Quincy, MA

“We are so sorry for the loss of Billy. Paul and Joanne Nightingale ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Paul and Joanne Nightingale - FL

“Maureen, My thoughts are with you and the boys! Bill was so good to me through the years at NECAP. He had a subtle way of making sure I was ok...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Cynthia Danksewicz - Bridgewater, MA

“Mr. Olsen,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USN during the Cold War....Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - TX

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TAUNTON----William Paul Olsen, Jr of Taunton, formerly of Easton and Dorchester passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8 at the Seasons Hospice in Milton at the age of 65 after a courageous two year battle with prostate cancer. Born in Boston, Bill attended St. Mark's Elementary School and Boston Tech High School. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from North Adams State College in 1979. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. Bill was an original founder of New England Capital Mortgage Company in Braintree. He retired from a successful mortgage career in February, 2019.

Bill was an avid runner, having completed three Boston Marathons as well as the San Francisco Marathon, multiple Falmouth Road Races and other local runs. He dearly loved spending time with family and friends, travelling, golfing, and watching Boston sports, often with a cold Coors Light in hand. He loved spending summer days in Marshfield. He was a member of the Honor Guard at the John McKeon Amvets Post 146 in Dorchester.

Bill was the son of the late William Paul "Piney" Olsen, Sr. and Eleanor (Jansen) Olsen. He was the loving and devoted husband of Maureen (McDermott) Olsen for 37 years. Father of Brendan of South Beach, FL, Eric and his fiancee Rachel Zussman of Brockton, and Colin of Quincy. His boys were his pride and joy. He also leaves behind his sisters Marylyn Hennigan and husband Thomas of Osterville, Jacquelyn Donovan and husband Joseph of Milton, Sandra Broderick of Weymouth, Jean Marie Olsen of Westwood and Janet MacLellan and husband Timothy of Marshfield as well as many cherished nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Holy Cross Church in Easton. Visitation will be on Monday, June 17 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. For directions or condolences visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Bill's family would like to thank Dr. Rolf Freter and his caring staff at the Greene Cancer Center for their professional, attentive care and support over the past two years, as well as the Seasons Hospice staff for providing dignity and comfort in the last days of his life.