November 08, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
November 08, 2015
- 7:00 PM
November 09, 2015
- 2:00 PM
Adrienne “Gabby” Sullivan was born 10-19-25 in Little Aldouane, NB, Canada. She passed away 11-3-15 while a resident at Bethany on University. She was the daughter of Damase and Alice (Richard) Daigle. In 1942 she married Raymond Olson who was stationed in New Brunswick, Canada with the RCAF. In 1947 along with their 4 children moved to Fargo from Winnipeg, Canada. She would later have 2 more children. She spoke only French at the time. In 1949 she could speak and write English fluently and was naturalized a citizen of the United States. She loved her new Country but if ever asked her nationality she would proudly say “I’m French Canadian”. In 1975 she married James Sullivan and moved for a time to Alabama. Some would say once she learned English she never stopped talking, hence the name “Gabby”. She was a devout Catholic who attended church every day. She did admit to sneaking out early on occasion to walk with friends. She loved to walk and talk and will be remembered mostly for her funny stories and infectious laugh.
“Gabby” leaves behind one daughter, Cheryl Olson of St. Augustine, FL; five sons, Franklin (Wattie) Olson of Honolulu, Hi, Steven (Debbie) Olson of Fargo, Neil Olson of Moorhead, William (Sharon) Olson of Newport News, VA and Todd (Julie) Olson of Fargo; five grandchildren, Steven, Christopher, Var, Adam and Nathan and two step-grandchildren, Jill and Jason. She is also survived by several very special Canadian nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband James Sullivan; four sisters, Rita, twins Yvette & Lorraine and Melanie; three brothers; Ernest, Damase and half-brother Philippe.
Donations in Adrienne’s memory can be made to St. Anthony of Padua and St. Mary’s Cathedral both in Fargo or any charity of your choice.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service on Sunday, November 8th at Boulger Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 2:00 PM Monday, November 9th at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.