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JAMES OLIVIERI Obituary
Olivieri, James Of Lincoln, MA & formerly Somerville, MA, passed away peacefully of natural causes on 26th of July, 2014 at the Taunton Nursing home, together again with his deceased wife and childhood sweet heart, Dorothy. Mr. Olivieri was a World War II 4th Division U.S. Marine Corps Veteran who served in the Pacific theatre from 1944 until 1947. James served in the 4th Marine division as a radio man, participated in four major amphibious assaults, in the battles of Kwajalein (Roi-Namur), Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Surviving more than 17,000 casualties he returned home and to eventually earn a degree from North Eastern University and serving as chief of police in Cambridge, MA for MIT. James raised a family in Somerville, MA and Lincoln, MA, leaving daughter, Rosemarie White, sons, James Olivieri Jr. and Rick Olivieri. Jim leaves sisters, Julia C. McLellan, Kay Rego, and brothers, John Olivieri and Francis Olivieri who gave his life during the war, and the late Charlie Westcott. James leaves five grand & five great grandchildren. James donated many years to and was proud to be a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #2204 in Lexington, MA. Jim wished that instead of a formal wake, remembrance donations be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project. Jim's remains will be interred at the Lincoln Mass Cemetery with his beloved departed wife, Dorothy, at a later date. A remembrance ceremony will be held by the family at a later date.
Published in The Boston Globe on July 27, 2014
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