Oliva R. Vanasse, 81

Oct 26, 2020

Oliva R. Vanasse, 81, of Dartmouth passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He was the husband of Mary A. (O'Brien) Vanasse.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Joseph O. and Marie B. (Perry) Vanasse, he lived in New Bedford for most of his life before moving to Dartmouth in 1995.

Oliva served proudly in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1958.

He was an avid Catholic and a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Couples Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, David Vanasse and Eric Vanasse and his wife Nancy, all of Dartmouth; and two brothers, Albert and George Vanasse, both of New Bedford.

He was predeceased by his sister Shirley Vanasse.

His funeral mass was celebrated Monday, October 26 at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com