Arlene R. (Wilson) Oliver

December 8, 1936 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Arlene Oliver Obituary

Arlene Ruth Oliver, age 86, of North Reading, MA and formerly of Lynn, MA, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.  Arlene was preceded in death by her beloved husband James F. Oliver and son James S. Oliver.  Devoted mother and mother in law to Scott and Lisa Oliver, Kelly and John Waugh, Nancy Stevens and Donna Oliver.  Cherished grandmother of Jessica, Shawnette, Stephanie, Brandan, Evan, Jordan, Hayley, Austin and Marissa.  Adored great grandmother of Nicholas, Mackenzie, Anna, Kaia, Emma, Liam, Jack and Hunter.  Dearest sister to Norma Ryan and the late Marion Bland and loved aunt of Laurie Sanderson, along with many nieces and nephews. 

Arlene and her husband Jim raised their children in North Reading and later in life split their time in Florida and Waterboro, Maine.  Arlene loved being surrounded by her family and traveling with her husband. 

At the request of Arlene’s family, services will be held privately.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Macula Foundation, online at or mail in to 210 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065.


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Interment following funeral service
October 17, 2023

St. Patrick Cemetery
120 Elm Streer
Stoneham, MA 02180


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