Bernard N. “Bud” Oliger

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Bernard Ni­cholas”Bud” Oliger, 86 of Brew­ster, MA and pre­vi­ously of New­town, hus­band of Gisela Oliger, died May 8th at Bos­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Bud was born Jan­uary 29, 1933 in Bloom­field, NY, the son of Bernard Ni­cholas Oliger, Sr. and Mary Kureska Oliger. Bud grew up in Bloom­field, NJ and grad­u­ated from Se­ton Hall Prepara­tory School in 1950. He joined the US Air­force to serve his coun­try dur­ing the Korean War. In 1956 he mar­ried Frances Longo and they had three chil­dren, David, Gre­gory and Ber­nadette. He was a de­voted hus­band and lov­ing fa­ther. He moved his fam­ily to New­town in 1970 where they set­tled and raised their fam­ily. Dur­ing his pro­fes­sional ca­reer he worked for Bunker Raymo Corp. from 1969 to 1986. He also founded New­town Power Equip­ment in 1981 which is still run by his sons to­day. Bud was an avid fly fish­er­man who loved the out­doors and va­ca­tion­ing in Cape Cod and Canada with fam­ily and friends. He was a skilled cab­i­net maker and en­joyed wood­work­ing and mak­ing and re­pair­ing clocks in his re­tire­ment. He was pre­de­ceased by his wife of 38 years, Frances Longo Oliger, his daugh­ter Ber­nadette Oliger, and his two sis­ters, Ber­nadette Guthrie and Mary McDon­ald. He is sur­vived by his wife of 17 years Gisela Oliger of Brew­ster, MA; his sons David and his wife Kath­leen and Gre­gory and his wife Mar­garet all of New­town; his step­daugh­ter Sheila Jacks and six grand­chil­dren, Au­dra Oliger, Jes­sica Oliger, Jake Oliger, Kristen Oliger, Jas­mine Hunter and Micheala Jacks. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will take place Thurs­day, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose Church, New­town, fol­lowed by in­ter­ment at the Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery, New­town. Con­tri­bu­tions in his mem­ory may be made to The Spe­cial Olympics at www. Spe­cialolympi­ Fu­neral Ar­range­ments are in care of the Ho­nan Fu­neral Home, 58 Main Street, New­town.

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