February 16, 1933 - March 21, 2022
Thomas Joseph Olivett passed away on March 21, 2022. He was born in Athens, NY on February 16, 1933 to Carmela and Costantino Olivett and was one of 11 children in the family. He graduated from Coxsackie-Athens High School in 1951 where he played football and baseball. He was predeceased in 2018 by his loving wife of 63 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Olivett and is survived by his three children Thomas (Julie) Olivett, Christine (Lance) Palmateer, and Paul (Denise) Olivett, 4 grandchildren (Lance, Lauren, Renee, and Paul), two surviving siblings (Emma and Linda) and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Mr. Olivett held various jobs throughout his life, including starting and operating several small businesses in the area. He ultimately retired from the State Corrections Department after spending his final 20 years working as both a butcher and baker, among other positions. He loved baseball and became a New York Mets fan later in life and spent most summer evening’s watching them on TV and complaining about whoever was the manager at the time. What he loved most, though, was his sweet and caring wife Betty and his children and grandchildren. He devoted his life to providing for them and was filled with love and pride knowing that he did the best he could to make their lives better. Tom and Betty are together again, dancing to a 50’s hit and hosting a party for family and friends! Per request of the family, the service will be private. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon Street, Athens, N.Y. 12015. Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.
Thomas Joseph Olivett passed away on March 21, 2022. He was born in Athens, NY on February 16, 1933 to Carmela and Costantino Olivett and was one of 11 children in the family. He graduated from Coxsackie-Athens High School in 1951 where he played... View Obituary & Service Information
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