Stephanie Olson
Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home Inc
9 Granville Ave
Danbury, CT
Stephanie Ann Olson
Stephanie Ann Olson, 45, of New Milford, Bethel, CT and Vinalhaven, Maine, died on July 3 at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness. Stephanie is survived by her parents Carol and David Olson of Bethel, her brother Peter of Bethel, her brother Brian and his spouse Maria of Natick, Massachusetts and by many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandparents Kathryn and Howard Becker of West Hartford, Ruth and Roland Olson of West Newton, Massachusetts and stepmother Nancy Becker of Venice, Florida.
Stephanie graduated from the Bethel Public Schools, Elizabeth Seton College and Iona College with degrees in early childhood education. She will be missed by her family, friends and co-workers from Cedargables Pre-School in Danbury, Stew Leonard's, the Regional YMCA and Kindercare. Stephanie greatly enjoyed being a member of the Women's Club of Greater New Milford and participating in its activities, especially the annual Teddy Bear Festival.
Stephanie's family would like to share some of the countless kind words from her friends that captured her essence. Among them: "These are the lessons Miss Stephanie taught my three children, in their words; Hug Hard (tightly), Smile and Laugh, Love Life, Be Kind to Everyone". "The world has lost an extremely kind and beautiful soul". "You brought sunshine and light wherever you went and were one of the bravest souls I ever met".
A celebration of Stephanie's life will take place on July 14 at Michaels at the Grove, 42 Vail Road, Bethel, Connecticut from 4:00-7:00 p.m., starting with a service at 4:30 p.m. and followed by refreshments. For friends and family in Maine, we will also gather to remember Stephanie at our place in Vinalhaven on Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers please consider contributing to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society (147 Grassy Plain Street, Bethel, CT 06801); Vinalhaven Eldercare Services (PO Box 624, Vinalhaven, Maine 04863); or the Women's Club of Greater New Milford (PO Box 225, New Milford, CT 06776).

Published by Danbury News Times & New Milford Spectrum from Jul. 8 to Jul. 14, 2017.
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We were so saddened to hear of Stephanie's passing. We know she was a bright light in your life, and we will always fondly remember her smile.
Matt & Jen Petrillo
August 19, 2017
Dear Olson's: We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Stephanie as the always smiling and happy cherub -- something she obviously spread throughout life.
Bob and Carol Wheeler
July 27, 2017
I will greatly miss Stephanie and will always remember the times we shared together.
.. Larry Troxler
July 16, 2017
I was saddened to read that Stephanie had passed. Although I haven't seen her much since school, I remember how friendly she was. She always had a smile for everyone. Stephanie was a true angel on Earth. My prayers go out to her family.
Jill Sousa
July 14, 2017
Brian and the entire Olson family - condolences on your loss. Keep the memories close. Small memorial sent to the Danbury animal welfare in honor of Stephanie.
Lisa Perronne
July 13, 2017

Carol, Dave, Brian, Maria & Peter, Our sincere condolences are with all of you at this difficult time. May the love and support of family and friends provide you with comfort.
Lisa, Jp & Tyler Ferlick
July 12, 2017
Miss Stephanie made our children smile every time she saw them, greeting them with big hugs. She loved seeing them on Sundays at Stew Leonard's, saying it made her weekend to see them there. She gave them love and attention each day at school and was always kind and respectful to everyone around her. We will miss seeing her. Our condolences to Stephanie's family.
Melynda Mannix
July 11, 2017
Stephanie was a coworker and friend who brought so much life and light to everyone she met. I am so very sorry for your loss. Debbie D'Ostilio (YMCA)
July 11, 2017
I was a neighbor of Stephanie and just learned of her passing today. Stephanie was a nice neighbor, and a pleasant and friendly person. I am very sorry for your loss.
Lou Capellaro
July 10, 2017
Dear Carol, Dave and family,
We were so saddened to hear of Steph's passing. Her smile, enthusiasm and warmth will be missed by so many she touched. She was a lovely young lady who made this world a better place for all. With our sincere condolences... Marcy and Mark Goodwin
July 10, 2017
Carol Dave and family
I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat Broadhurst
July 10, 2017
Stephanie guided my daughter for 10 years at Cedar Gables and my son for almost 4. We will all remember how much she gave to our children and helped our lives for the better
Stephen Allmashy
July 10, 2017
Stephanie was a beautiful young lady who brought a lot of Joy to everyone she touched with her smile, energy and enthusiasm. She will be deeply missed by everyone at Stew Leonards, especially me.
Gary Sivacek
July 10, 2017
Jennifer Miller
July 10, 2017
We will miss Stephanie very, very much!
With Love
Mark, Arlene, and Vicki Cowan
July 10, 2017
My sincere condolences to the entire family. What a beautiful soul.
Caren Van Buren
July 10, 2017
Carol, Dave, and family - Our sincere condolences are with you all. May the love and support of family and friends provide you with comfort at this difficult time. Mary Liquori and family
Mary Liquori
July 10, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Ethan Mable
July 10, 2017
Carol, David and Family,
My heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your beloved Stephanie. Know that you are in my heart as you go thru all of this sadness. Cynthia (Russell) Smellie
Norwell, MA
July 9, 2017
Carol, David and family-the loss of a child is one of the hardest crosses we can be asked to bear. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. Keep the precious memories of Stephanie in your hearts and someday, thinking of them, smiles will return.
Deanna Gesuero
July 9, 2017
We are so struck by the passing of Stephanie. So untimely, seems she was just a little girl yesterday, tagging along with the soccer team. We will included her in our prayers. Peace be with you.
Joyce & David Hayes & Family
July 9, 2017
We at the Woman's Club of Greater New Milford will never be the same. Stephanie was a sister to so many of us, bringing light and enthusiasm to everything she did. She was set to be on the Board this year as our Correspondence Secretary, showing her commitment to the organization.

On a personal note she also watched my daughter and our pets while I traveled for work this past winter. She will be missed by so many. I'm still in shock from how quickly this all happened. A part of me is still waiting for her to text me back.
Shannon Richard
July 9, 2017
So very saddened to hear of Stephanie's passing. I remember her from when I was the BHS Class of 1991 advisor. Recently caught up with her on FB. Sincere condolences to her family. She was a lovely young lady.
Toni Bonacci
July 9, 2017
Dear Carol and Dave I'm so saddened at the loss of Steph....although she had already contributed so much in her life, she obviously had many gifts still to share . Her smile defined her and had to have made anyone's day better because of it. My heart goes out to each of, May
May Vaghi
July 9, 2017
It was with immense sadness that we learned of Stephanie's untimely passing. She will be sorely missed by all whose life journey intersected with hers. We will always remember her warmth, upbeat view of the world, and industriousness. Stephanie was a candle that burned brightly and was snuffed out far too soon. The world is clearly a better place because of her presence. Carol, David, Peter, Brian, and Maria, we are holding your family foremost in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.
Ken & Myrtle Duck
July 9, 2017
Stephanie, rest with the angels for you were one on earth. A beautiful person inside and out, the world will miss you so. Hugs and kisses until we meet again, love from Paul and Julie Corsak
July 9, 2017
How sad and shocked I was to hear of Stephanie's passing. There was never a time when I would run into Steph that she wouldn't treat me like a long, lost friend. Her zest for life is a lesson we could all learn from her!
My sincere condolences to Carol, Dave and the Olson family.
Joanne Torpey
July 9, 2017
So very, very sorry for this terrible loss.
With care and understanding,
Sue Davison
Sue Davison
July 9, 2017
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