Obituary: Wayne A. Olsen, 63


Wayne A. Olsen, 63, of Bristol passed peacefully Monday evening, March 23, 2020. He was the husband for 36 years of Darlyne (Gauvin) Olsen.

Wayne was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 26, 1956 the son of the late Jack and Astrid Olsen.  He had been a machinist for many years with Pratt & Whitney.   Wayne had also been a mechanic for the rides at Lake Compounce following his years at Pratt & Whitney.

Wayne loved to build motors and tinkering with car engines.  He had a gift for it.

Besides his wife and black lab mix, “Keisha”, he leaves his brother Erik Olsen and his wife Yvette of Peabody, MA; sister-in-law Jaydene Zaccaro and brother-in-law Chipper Gauvin; as well as his best friend Tom Hudon.  Wayne was predeceased by his brother-in-law Nicholas Zaccaro who passed in July 2019.

A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at a later date.  To leave an online message of condolence or to leave a memory or a photo, please visit Wayne’s tribute at  The O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville is assisting the family with the arrangements.