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Catherine Olson (Cusson), 71, of Medway Catherine Olson (Cusson), 71, of Medway, Massachusetts, died peacefully at home on February 24, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born December 24th, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Lyons) Cusson. A devoted wife, mother and lifelong resident of Medway, Cathy is survived by her husband of 47 years Carl M. Olson III of Medway, four sons; Carl J. Olson and his wife Elise of Camden, SC, Brian P. Olson and his wife Debbie (Sutton) Olson of Bellingham, MA, Dale J. Olson and his wife Lis (Matons) Olson of Hillsboro, NJ, Dana P. Olson of Medway, MA, and four grandchildren; Abagail R. Olson, Mitchell J. Olson, Brady D. Olson and Olivia H. Olson, and Gabriella V. Larsen. She is also survived by three brothers; Walter "Al" Cusson of Port Charlotte, FL, James Cusson of Camden, SC, Wilmer "Bill" Cusson of Richmond, VA, three sisters; Barbara Armstrong of Medway, MA, Carol Cusson of Franklin, MA, and Margaret (Peggy) D'Angelo of Franklin, MA. Cathy was also the sister of the late Estelle Pighetti, Virginia "Ginna" Gianetti, and Joan Cusson. Prior to retiring, Cathy worked as a waitress at a number of local area restaurants (Marcy's, Breakfast Club, Joann's). A star on the basketball court at Medway High School in the 1950's, she thoroughly enjoyed watching her boys grow up and play sports for Medway High. After retiring, Cathy enjoyed playing bingo with her sisters, playing the nickel slots at the casinos and traveling with her husband to Virginia, Tennessee, Branson Missouri and Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4pm to 8pm at Crowley/Ginley Funeral Home in Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 3 Barber St. Medway. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church in Medway on Tuesday at 10:00; internment will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Millis. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Cancer Care Center. Oliva Fund, Milford Regional Medical Center, 20 Prospect Street, 2nd Floor, Milford, MA 01757.

Published in The Country Gazette from Feb. 25 to Mar. 3, 2012
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