Frederick Francis Olsen
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Frederick Francis Olsen
  • October 12, 1930 - December 15, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Frederick Francis Olsen, Jr. passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the age of 87. He was the son of the late Frederick Francis Olsen, Sr., and late Irene Johnson Olsen Wappler. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances Josie Triana Olsen and two children; Carolyn Olsen Altobello (John Jr.) and Frederick F. Olsen III, and three grandsons; John J. Altobello III, Christopher M. Altobello (Lauren) and Michael J. Altobello. He is also survived by his sister, Claire Olsen Reilly and two nieces, Vicki Caronna Occhipinti and Kellie Reilly. He retired from the law firm of Berrigan Litchfield Olsen Schonekas and Mann in 1997, after twenty years of service. He graduated from Tulane University in 1955 with a B.A. degree in psychology and from the Loyola Law School in 1977. Before entering the practice of law, he served as personnel director of two local firms. He was elected president of the Personnel Management Association of New Orleans in 1970. He worked for several years as a volunteer for then-United Fund in the 1960's.


From 1955 to 1958, he was employed as training manager of Hardware Mutual Insurance Companies. While employed at Hardware Mutual, he taught English at Spencer Business College at night and in 1958 he taught business communications in the then-Evening Division of Tulane University, He served ten years as president of AARP Chapter #4090 and did volunteer work for St. Philip Neri Catholic Church for several years before his death. For his efforts, he was awarded the Order of St. Louis Medal by the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 2015.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave. in Metairie. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be private.