Florence E. Oliver

Date of Passing:

July 14, 2023

Oliver, Florence E., (Fratus), 97, of Booth Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on July 14, 2023 surrounded by her loving family at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank S. Oliver.

Born in East Providence, a daughter of the late John and Florence (Stones) Fratus, she was a lifelong resident of East Providence.
Mrs. Oliver was clerical worker at Avid Corp. for many years.

Florence enjoyed going out to eat, traveling, reading and gardening.

She is survived by her children, Leslie Czyzewicz of Pawtucket, Brian Oliver of Riverside and Joan Henderson of Riverside; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister Joan Lindsay of West Warwick. She was the sister of the late Constance Brown, John Fratus and Shirley Elman.

Her Funeral Service will be held in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside on Saturday July 22, 2023 at 2 p.m. Calling Hours are Saturday 12 noon- 2 p.m. Burial will be held in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Florence’s memory to the Rhode Island Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI, 02907 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. To Florence’s family,

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. I worked with her at Avid Corporation during the late 1960s and early 1970s when she was assistant to the controller, Jim Vogel and also the payroll clerk. Everyone at Avid Corporation was very fond of Florence – especially when she delivered the weekly paychecks (!) but moreover, for her wonderful smile and very kind demeanor. I think of those days often and feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to work with her and the other fine people at Avid.

  2. Joan and family,

    In your hearts you know that your Dad has “His Girl” back and they will be watching over all of you. My deepest condolences to you.

  3. Sending my sincere condolences to you Joan and your entire Family. Prayers are being sent to you All
    Gail Mailhot James

  4. My sincerest condolences to Leslie, Joan, Brian and the Oliver family. She, and your Dad, will always be watching over all of you. So very sorry for your loss.

  5. Sending my deepest sympathies to Joan, Brian and Leslie along with your families.
    You were blessed to have such loving parents who have now been reunited in eternity.
    What a beautiful couple who left a loving legacy to their family.
    I feel honored to had know them.
    Love and Prayers in your time of mourning

  6. My dear Flo you will be missed you can now join your Beloved Frank, Prayers for you and Family Blessings

  7. Hi Joan and Brian, thinking of you and remembering the times I was at your house all those years ago. Your mom was lovely as was your dad. So sorry for your loss 🙏🏽

  8. My sincerest condolence to Leslie, Joan and Brian and the entire Oliver family at this difficult time. Mrs. O was a kind and spirited woman who lived a wonderful life and had a fairytale marriage to her beloved Frank. I will miss her dearly.

  9. To Joan, George and all of your family,

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you .

    Don’t cry because she is gone but smile because she was here.

    Carol Martin (retired from Dr. Cardenas’ office)

  10. My condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Oliver. She was a kind and gentle soul and will be greatly missed by all.

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