Frank S. Oliver

Date of Passing:

April 15, 2023

Oliver, Frank S., 97, of Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, died peacefully on April 15, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Florence E. (Fratus) Oliver.

Born in East Providence, a son of the late Virgil and Sarah (Costa) Oliver, he was a life-long resident of East Providence.

Mr. Oliver was a meat cutter for the Lindsay’s Market for several years before retiring.

Frank was a communicant of St. Brendan Church since 1955. He enjoyed cars and spending time with family.

Mr. Oliver was a United States Marine Veteran serving during WWII in Okinawa.

Besides his wife of seventy years, he is survived by his children, Leslie Czyzewicz of Pawtucket, Brian Oliver of Riverside and Joan Henderson of Riverside; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother, Anthony Oliver of Seekonk. He was the brother of the late Virgil Oliver and Sarah Maciel.

His Funeral will be held on Friday April 21, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

Calling Hours will be Thursday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Frank’s memory to the RI Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Brian and family, my deepest condolences to your family. May your Dad rest in eternal peace.

  2. We were so sad to hear the news of Frank’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to his family. Frank was as tough as they come but also a kind, delightful gentleman with a great sense of humor. It was a true honor to have known him. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Frank.

  3. My dad worked with Mr Oliver at First National Store. I went to school with Joan and Brian and I offer my sympathies to them and their family members.

  4. He was an incredible man husband father. A life well lived . God Bless him . May he rest in peace. Joan prayers for you and your family, love to all.

  5. Joan and all the family, my sincerest condolences to all of you. I know that he was your hero and just how much you adored him. He will always be watching over you.
    Prayers for you, may he rest peace.

  6. My condolences to the family. Mr. Oliver was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known, always had a smile and a joke. He will be greatly missed by all.

    If the Army and the Navy ever looked on Heaven’s scenes, they would find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.

    Semper Fi Marine, Rest in peace

  7. Mr Oliver will be greatly missed by both family and friends. Rest in peace Mr Oliver. God Bless.

  8. We’re so sorry for your loss .He was a true gentleman .Will be greatly missed.your friends sandy and edie from chillis

  9. I worked for Frank with Walter and Terri when Finast opened in 1962 until 1964.
    To say he was a wonderful person is a massive understatement. I’m a meatcutter
    myself, mostly due to his influence and dealings with the public ( “dog bones? Of course Mrs. Smith! What color is the dog?”)
    My sincere sympathies to “his lovely Florie” and family.

  10. One of the greatest men that I’ve had the privilege of knowing.
    Rest in peace, Frank.

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