Maureen L. Olson

She moved to a Long Island suburb to raise her family, but Manhattan was the nexus of Maureen Olson’s life.

'We met in 1979 on a blind date in New York,' said her husband, John Eric Olson. At that time, 'She lived on 65th Street and First Avenue. But in the 1960’s and 1970’s she lived up in the high East 90’s.

'In the past year or so she had been looking around to move back to the city. I am sure we would have.'

The professional part of that goal was already in place.

Three years ago, with son Christopher and daughter Maeve in high school, Mrs. Olson took a job as a business librarian in the World Trade Center offices of Marsh Inc., a risk and insurance subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, commuting to Manhattan with her husband from Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Mrs. Olson, who was a month and a day shy of 51 on Sept. 11, graduated from Manhattan Marymount College. She loved Broadway. She and her husband ran in the New York City Marathon.

'We met in college,' Marian Masone, a friend for roughly 30 years, said. 'Her sister and my sister were two years ahead of us. We even dropped out of college the same day, in the middle of our junior year. Eventually, we both went back.'

Copyright (c) 2001 by The New York Times Co. Reprinted by permission.

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Thinking of you today, you are not forgotten.
Linda Abersold-Burns, Colleague
Sep 10 2015 6:10PM
I knew Maureen when I worked in Detroit. She was always so knowledgeable and helpful with all the strange requests our automotive clients had. We were just talking about Maureen and Margaret yesterday. Rest in peace, Maureen - you are missed.
Lauri Hanson, Colleague
Sep 10 2011 8:24AM
Maureen was a good friend and colleague. She was always there for me when I 'needed something' from the Info Center and I was always there for her when she became inundated with questions she didn't know how to answer relating to Workers Compensation from all over the Marsh system. I miss you and our phone conversations.
Bill Gardner, Colleague
Jun 24 2002 5:37PM