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Obituary for Catherine H. Olean (Cinquegrana)

Catherine H. (Cinquegrana) Olean, beloved wife for 56 years of Joseph E. Olean, of Doreen Drive, Westerly, passed away at her home on Monday, February 7, 2022 at the age of 85.

Born in Peacedale, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Cinquegrana.

Catherine was the co-owner and service manager of Olean Motor Sales. She followed her years there working as a matron for the Westerly Police Dept and then a bus monitor for the Westerly School Dept. A devoted communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, Katie’s family was most important to her and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her devoted husband Joseph, she leaves behind their four children, Sue Francis (Tony), Charles Olean and Fran Olean, all of Westerly and Roxanne Olean-St. Clair of Wood River Junction; two siblings, Richard Cinquegrana of Kingston, RI and Carol Sandrelli of Wakefield, RI; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by two siblings, Charles Cinquegrana and Mary Hume.

A visiting hour will be held at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly on Saturday from 8:30-9:30a.m., immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly. Burial will take place at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. For online condolences please visit