Violet A. Olsen, 84, wife of 55 years to the late Gordon V. Olsen, passed away July 2, 2013. Mother of David and Nicole Randi Olsen, sister of Raymond, Gloria, Eleanor Alderson and the late Mary and John Alderson. Violet was born in Sunderland, England, March 8, 1929 a daughter of the late John James and Eliza Story Alderson. Violet served in the Women's Land Army of England during the 1940's. She came to the US in 1953 and was a nanny. She and her family lived in North Haven for over 50 years and she was a crossing guard at Ridge Road School for 11 years before her retirement. Friends may visit with her family on Friday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Interment will follow in North Haven Center Cemetery.

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  1. Gone but never forgotten!! Even from across the pond. You will always be missed and in our thoughts everyday. Love you so much xxxxx

  2. Remembering Vi: Those of us who were brought up in England before and during The War, and later came to live in the United States, were fortunate to gather at meetings of the local Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association (TBPA) where we would share our common heritage. Vi was a treasured member of the Association, always bringing to the gatherings her special brand of Geordie humor, her quick wit and her generosity. The Christmas dances were especially memorable. Vi and Gordon were keen decorators of the dance hall where the English strutted their stuff. It was our privilege to have known Vi over the years, and to have been reminded of a special time in the history of our homeland. Fulwell Mill is a well-known landmark near Sunderland; we can imagine a young Vi playing in the fields around the Mill, and later working in the area as a member of the WLA. With thoughts of a wonderful person, Frank and Pamela Firk 2nd July, 2013.

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