portrait picture for Olive Wakefield

Olive Wakefield


March 28, 1925 - April 5, 2014

Olive Wakefield, age 89, a lifelong resident of the area, was called home on April 5, 2014.

Born in Georgetown, CT on March 28, 1925, she was the daughter of Harry and Mabel Nichols Barrett.  In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her six brothers and one sister.

Olive will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Olive is also survived by her twin sister Allie Oravez of Norwalk and youngest sister Arletta Downes of Bethel.

The family of Olive Wakefield will celebrate her life and memory on Friday, June 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the East Avenue Methodist Church, 244 East Avenue, East Norwalk, CT 06855.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation to either the East Avenue Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (http://www.alzfdn.org/).

  1. We were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. I miss you, Mom! Watch over us!

    April 8, 2014
    David Oravez -
  • In deepest sympathy to my cousins during the loss of their Gypsy queen! I’m so very sorry for you all.

    April 8, 2014
    Sophie Nichols -
  • Dear Dave Dee& I are so sorry to hear about Olive. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. OLIVE is gone but not FORGOTTEN. Mike & Dee.

    April 8, 2014
    Mike & Dee Pavia -
  • Dear David & family,
    We were sad to learn Aunt Olive passed away. I recall her wedding pictures when she married beside Allie. How stylish and lovely Olive and Allie were. I will not forget the twins visiting us when we were kids on the farm. The Barrett family was unforgettable in the Georgetown area. Certain things stand out for me still -Grandpa Barrett’s lane & his house there with its big fireplace and cast iron stove, Aunt Ruth’s place and walking to Hiebacks for ice cream, my mom’s stories about the log cabin in the back fields, skating on the pond by Gilbert and Bennett, and her days working at the wire mill there. I loved hearing about Grandpa Harry’s root cellar with its banana stalk in the corner, the pet fox they had and the diner they owned. It’s even better to see old photos and find the family likenesses in my children. A large family has a longer memory of those who leave it. Our love to you all, Maureen

    April 9, 2014
    Maureen Downes Ungar & family -
  • We are so sorry we are not there to hug you both in person, look you deep in the eyes and draw away some of you grief. Love love love to you.

    April 10, 2014
    Melissa Rivera-Renet and Family -
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