Wake:Thursday, September 25, from 5PM to 7PM in the Collins Funeral Home.Service:Thursday, September 25, at 7PM in the Collins Funeral Home.Contributions:In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity  of one’s choice.

Oliver E. Franklin


October 31, 1929 ~ September 22, 2014

Oliver E. Franklin, 84, husband of the late Anna Franklin of Norwalk Passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 at his home.

Born on October 31, 1929, in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Reginald and Olive Franklin.

Oliver was a veteran of the United States Army and served 30 years as an officer for the Norwalk Police Department.

Oliver is survived by his daughter Gale McClernon and her husband Robert, of Shelton; Granddaughter Mary Therese of Shelton, and a sister Blanche Kent of Stratford.

Friends may call on Thursday, September 25, from 5PM to 7PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services will be held on Thursday evening in the funeral home at 7:00PM. Interment will be private.

In Lieu of flowers a donation in Oliver’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

  1. Ollie was an excellent police officer who worked midnight to eight shift for many years before we had walkie talkies. He was fearless and walked in on a burglary-in-progress at the post office on Belden Ave all by himself. Burglers ran and were later apprehended, but left behind the cutting torch they intended to use to open the safe. He was a mainstay on the pistol team for many years and shot very accurately as if there wasn’t a nerve in his body. Later, he worked inside in the warrants office and his attention to detail was amazing.. Rest in Peace, Ollie.

    September 24, 2014
    John Frank (Capt. NPD, retired) -
  • To: The Family of Oliver E. Franklin

    With Heartfelt Sympathy
    In your time of sorrow may it ease your pain to know
    that others are thinking of you.

    “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will
    not be afraid, for you are close beside me, Your rod
    and your staff protect and comfort me.”
    Psalm 23:4

    Margaret Redway (Secretary Chief of Police, retired)

    September 26, 2014
    Margaret Redway -
  • Ollie was like an Angel to so many people, and without a doubt he was to Me!!. I had the HONOR of getting to really know Ollie just prior to My Retirement when I picked up My NPD shadow box from him in 2011. I’m so sorry for your loss!!, I”LL NEVER FORGET..

    September 29, 2014
    Peter Serca -
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