HADLEY - Dana Sharif Oliver, 41, of 1 High Meadow Road in Hadley, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
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Dana enjoyed music and always had a great big smile for everyone. He was born in Roxbury on April 27, 1971, the angel of Gloria Oliver White.
He resided in Northampton at the Northampton Nursing Home for 30 years with his extended family. He had lived in Hadley for the past year with a group home at High Meadow Road. Dana had many friends at both homes who loved and cared for him.
Dana was the love bug for many people. He also had a special connection with his friend Terry Major.
He leaves his mother Gloria Oliver White and sister Tatia Oliver of Columbus, Ohio, two nieces, Shanta Dana Cruthird of Ohio and Ashlee McCall of Massachusetts, a nephew, Tyshaun Oliver of Ohio, and three great nieces, Sequoia, Saniya and Saviai of Ohio.
He also leaves two uncles, Beauford and his wife Carley Turner of Ohio and Kent and his wife Shirley Bussey of Rhode Island.
A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton with a service at 6 p.m. Burial will be private. To sign a Guest Book, express condolences, share memories and read
Czelusniak Funeral Home
173 North Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Oct. 8, 2012