Kimberly A. Olson-Hraba

Sep 30, 2019
Kimberly Olson-Hraba

North Attleboro, Mass. — Kimberly Ann Olson-Hraba, 58, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of William R. Hraba, whom she married Sept. 1, 2000.

Born Aug. 28, 1961, in New York City, she was the daughter of Nina V. (Downing) Olson of North Attleboro, Mass., and the late Clifford Roy Olson Jr.

Raised and educated in Attleboro, Mass., she then lived in Camden and Springfield, Mass., before moving back to North Attleboro 10 years ago.

Kimberly received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maine at Orono. Prior to retiring from employment in January 2019, she had most recently worked as a salesperson at City Spirits in Attleboro and North Attleboro. She previously worked at Mansfield Children's Center in Mansfield, Mass., at Springfield College and as a physical education teacher in Maine.

A kind, caring and vibrant woman and an avid reader, she enjoyed knitting, participating in the Attleboro Community Theatre, and in her earlier years, taking part in skiing, bicycling and hiking. Kimberly generously volunteered her time and efforts for New Hope Inc. She was a proud and staunch Democrat who could often be found watching MSNBC.

In addition to her husband, William, and her mother, Nina, she leaves her much-loved children, Brooke L. Borden of Rockport and Katelyn A. Shore of Belmont, Mass. She was the adoring grandmother of Gillian Wood, Nicole Taylor, Beatrix Shore, Anna Shore and the late Tyler Wood. Kimberly was the former wife of Joseph M. Ryan of Maine.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to honor and remember Kimberly by gathering for a memorial visitation Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, the Col. Obed Robinson House, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, Mass.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 105 Stanley St., Attleboro Falls, Mass.

Graveside Services will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Towne Street, Attleboro Falls, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Kimberly to either Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, visit the online guest book at

Arrangements are with Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, North Attleboro, Mass.

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