Charles E. Olney

Posted:  Monday, June 4, 2018 - 8:45am

Charles Edward “Chuck” Olney of Stuart, Florida died March 19, 2018.

He was born Oct. 27, 1931 in Fall River, Massachusetts and grew up in nearby Rehoboth. He was also a longtime resident of Edgecomb, Maine, having lived in New York City and Cohasset, Massachusetts before that.

He attended UMass in Amherst earning a BA in economics. He went on to earn his law degree from Suffolk University Law School and then earned his master’s of law taxation from the Boston University School of Law.

He served his country honorably in Japan as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

Before moving to Florida in 2014, he lived in Edgecomb for 22 years with his family. He was an avid gardener, loved sailing his boat, CRISMAR, and was active in the Edgecomb Congregational Church and the local town government. After retiring as an estate planner when he moved to Maine, Chuck began a new career working in special education at the Wiscasset Middle School.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Madeline (Barone) Olney; his son, Christopher; daughter–in-law Emily of Arlington, Virginia; and his daughter, Margaret, of Idaho Springs, Colorado.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Edgecomb Community Church on Cross Point Road in Edgecomb on Saturday, June 16 at 11:15 a.m. with light refreshments to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Edgecomb Community Church