Robert Olson, 86, of New Milford
Published 9:38 pm, Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Robert "Pug" "Olie" Arthur Olson, 86, of New Milford, died Jan. 1. He was the husband and best friend of Katherine Smart Olson for 61 years.
Mr. Olson was known as a devoted, patient, loving and kind husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.
In addition to enjoying time with his family, he often enjoyed watching WWE wrestling.
Mr. Olson worked for the Connecticut Department of Transportation for 25 years, retiring in 1976.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Bettina Popilowski ,and her husband, Allen, of New Milford; four sons, Robert "Bert" Foreman, and his wife, Margie of Orwell, Vt.; Richard Foreman, and his wife, Georgie, of Truro, Iowa; James Foreman, and his wife, Rilda, of Fort Kent, Maine; and Todd Olson, of New Milford; 18 grandchildren, to whom he was known as "Bepe"; 35 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; a brother, Donald, of New Milford; two sisters, Lorraine Schultz, of New Milford, and Barbara Carlson, of Vermont. He was predeceased by two brothers, Gerald and Kenneth, and a sister, Betty Coles.
Burial was in Center Cemetery in New Milford.
The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Ave., New Milford CT 06776, or to New Milford Hospital Cancer Center, 21 Elm St., New Milford CT 06776.