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Ann M. Olson, 74

WORCESTER - Ann M. (Burke) Olson, 74, of Merrimac, Mass., and formerly of Worcester, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the UMass-Memorial Medical Center, after a brief illness.

She leaves her husband of 47 years, Glen Olson; a daughter Kristin Christopher and her husband Robert, two granddaughters, Rachel Ann and Shannon Rose Christopher, all of Merrimac; a sister, Mary P. McClusky and her husband Joseph of Worcester, two brothers, William J. Burke Jr. and his wife Karen of Spencer, and Paul E. Burke and his wife Pamela of Union Bridge, Maryland; a brother-in-law Wayne S. Denio of Worcester; and many nieces and nephews.

Her sister Kathleen G. Denio died in 2013.

Ann was born in Worcester, daughter of William J. and Josephine M. (Powers) Burke.

She lived in Worcester all her life until moving to Merrimac two years ago.

Ann was a graduate of St. Peter's High School in Worcester.

Ann was the parish secretary at St. Peter's Church for more than 25 years, where she was a lifelong parishioner.

Ann was also a member of Holy Redeemer Parish in Merrimac, Mass.

She enjoyed attending Harborside Adult Day Program in Newburyport, Massachusetts where she made many friends.

Ann's family wishes to thank the Merrimac Valley Visiting Nurses, Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Merrimac EMS and the medical staff at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

Calling hours are Friday, February 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral will be Saturday, February 20, from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, 931 Main St., Worcester. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter's Food Bank.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2016.
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