Olga Orlando

Obituary of Olga Orlando

Olga Orlando, 96, died November 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 31, 1921, in Raritan to her dear parents, Domenica "Helen" (Perone) and John Bacchilega. A lifelong resident of Raritan, she was a member of the Raritan Seniors, a parishioner of St. Ann's Church and a dedicated Rosarian for many years. Olga owned her own hair salon by age 25 and later in life styled at Anthony's salon in Somerville. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Olga is survived by her loving sons Gary (Andrea) Orlando and William (Marianne) Orlando; 8 cherished grandchildren Kim (Keith) Krecicki, Eric (Corrine) Orlando, Matthew (Jackie) Orlando, Nicholas J. (Chelsea) Barber, Jeffrey Orlando (Megan Staats), Stephen Orlando (fiancé Cassidy Bernstein), Ashley Orlando and Alexandra Orlando; 4 adored great-grandchildren Katie and Kelly Krecicki, Nicky Barber and Vincent Orlando; son-in-law Nicholas R. Barber, daughter-in-law Shirley Orlando and loving sibling Marie (Charles) Rostron.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles, daughter Barbara and sons John and Jeffrey, and brother Elio "Frank" (Jean) Bacchilega.

Viewing Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:30am to 12:30pm at the Bongiovi Funeral Home, 416 Bell Avenue, Raritan, NJ (908) 725-1887. Funeral Mass Friday, December 1, 2017, 1:00pm at St. Ann's Church, 45 Anderson Street, Raritan, NJ. Olga will be laid to rest for eternity at the family site in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Bridgewater, NJ.

In her later years, Olga enjoyed knitting and spent her time creating knitted caps for children with cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be mailed to: Somerset Healthcare Foundation, with memo as "Steeplechase Cancer Center", 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876.