Obituaries 04-23-2020

William “Owen” Olenik

US Navy Veteran of WWII

William “Owen” Olenik of Revere, 93, died on April 18 at Boston VA Medical Center due to complications caused by Covid-19. 

William was born in Charlestown to William Olenik and Hazel  (Webb) Olenik and raised in Charlestown.  He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving on both the USS Edgecombe and the USS Barnwell during WWII.

William worked at Schrafft’s Candy factory for many years. In his free time, he enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, was an avid Boston sports fan and, on occasion, would visit Foxwoods Casino. 

He was the beloved husband of the late Bernice “Bunny” (Pisano), devoted father of Kim Mancini and her late husband, Thomas Kulakowski of Revere, Shane of Revere, Cory and his wife, Monica of Everett, Colleen Fisher and her husband, Michael of Connecticut, Tracy Gacicia and her husband, Philip of Hanson, Stacy OLenik and partner, Maggie Buchan of Saugus and the late Troy Olenik; dear brother of Pauline Mc Laughlin of Charlestown, Ronald Reeves of Lancaster and Laurie Reeves of Tyngsboro, and the late Ada Tibbetts.  He is also survived by nine loving grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patient activities fund at Chelsea Soldiers Home., 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  For guest book please visit

Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno

Funeral Home

William Cushman

Retired Boston Transportation Dept. Supervisor

William J. Cushman passed away unexpectedly on April 7. 

He was born in Boston on June 22, 1945. He spent most of his life in the Boston area before retiring as a supervisor in the Transportation Department for the City of Boston.

In his younger days, he was a member of a motorcycle club and had a passion for riding. He initially moved to Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH before moving to Naples, Fl. He spent 20 happy years in Naples with his beloved wife and very best friend, Joyce.  Bill and Joyce enjoyed many gambling junkets together.  He was a member of Cool Cruisers and loved his 1928 Essex.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, Francis A. Cushman, Sr. and Mary L. (Carr) Cushman and four older brothers: Francis A. Jr., George A., James J., and Daniel A. Cushman.  In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his sister, Ellen L. Burke, his daughters who he adored, Jean Cushman, Mary Cushman, Lisa Morgan, April Spelta, Deanna Cushman, and Kim Luiso, 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, his family and his many friends.

At this time, no other services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to a charity of one’s choice.  Cremation is being handled by the National Cremation Society. 

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