Pari Fanning Olsen

Pari Fanning Olsen

May 10th, 1935 July 2nd, 2019

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Obituary for Pari Fanning Olsen

Paritchehre (Pari) Fanning Olsen passed away on Monday, July 2, 2019 at home. She was born in Tehran, Iran and resided in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
The eldest daughter of a family of eight, Pari earned her BS in Nursing before coming to the US for her MA in Nursing and in 1960 marrying Thomas Fanning and raising 3 children in Arlington.
Pari was a real go getter and moved on from nursing to a successful real estate career before opening her own business, Pari’s Gourmet in Winchester. In 1994 Pari married David Olsen and moved to the Kwajelein Atoll where she helped to start the University of the Marshall Islands. Upon returning to the US, Pari and David settled in Palm Beach Gardens, where she resided until her passing.
Always the life of the party, Pari will be missed by her many friends and family members. She is survived by her husband David Olsen, her son Keith Fanning and his wife Lisa of Somerville, her daughter Kim Fanning of Roslindale, her son Kurt Fanning and his wife Tara of Arlington, her grandchildren Cole Fanning and Devon Fanning of Arlington, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., ARLINGTON, Sunday, July 14th from 4 to 8 PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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    Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, Massachusetts
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    Sunday, July 14th, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Gerry Keiley

Mrs. Fanning as she always was to me growing up and being friends to this day with Keith, Kurt and Kim and now Tara and her children Cole and Devon, I am saddened by her loss but happy to have known her and happy she loved the continuing bond with her family. A true fabric and good person of our neighborhood. I will always remember her smile and happiness. Gerry Keiley + family
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she is now resting in peace
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