Margaret (Buchas) Oliver, 71, of Kensington, wife of Donald Oliver, passed away surrounded by her family at home after a courageous three and a half year battle with cancer. A New Britain native and longtime resident, Margaret is a graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1968, and moved to Kensington 21 years ago. She was employed as an Office Manager and Legal Secretary until her retirement in 2014. Besides her husband Donald, she is survived by a son, Daniel Smith and his wife Julie of Kensington; a stepson Steven Oliver of New Britain; a stepdaughter, Kate Pina and her husband Donovan of Texas; two brothers, Michael Buchas and his wife Anne of Wallingford; and Charlie Buchas and his wife Lindley of Tennessee; three sisters, Janet Buchas of Florida; Patty Papagna of Ohio and Cathy Yost and her husband John of South Carolina; and her adored granddaughters, Daphne and Fiona.
Besides her parents Charles and Nellie (Ewanoski) Buchas, she was predeceased by her son David Smith. Calling hours will be held Saturday 3 to 6 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain with a funeral service during that time. Burial will be private in Maple Cemetery, Berlin.
Margaret’s family wishes to thank the hospice nurses and aides from Hartford Healthcare at Home as well as the entire staff of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in New Britain for all of their care and compassion over the past few years. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret Oliver may be made to American Cancer Society c/o Ovarian Cancer Research PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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