Eliot J. Olsen Jr., a Needham resident for over 60 years, died suddenly on March 27, 2021 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Needham. He was 89. Eliot was born in Somerville and was a graduate of Boston University. He worked for over 30 years for the William H. Carter Co. as head of human resources and corporate director of retail sales. Eliot was devoted to his family and was a very handy man who could fix anything, was an avid gardener and was very tech savvy. He loved to summer in Dennis on Cape Cod and was an active volunteer at the Needham Senior Center. Eliot was the beloved husband of Nancy (Zinck) Olsen for 65 years, and is survived by his son Stephen and his wife Nancy, his son Douglas and his wife Dana and was the father of the late Robert Jordan Olsen. He is also survived by his grandsons Greg and his wife Haley, Scott and his wife Caroline, Kevin, Tyler, Brandon and Connor. He was pre deceased by his brother Frank L. Olsen. A funeral service was held on March 31 in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave Needham. Interment followed in Needham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Eliot to the Center in the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave Needham MA 02494, would be appreciated. To share a memory or send a note of condolence, please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com
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Published by The Needham Times from Apr. 10 to Apr. 15, 2021.