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Obituary for Denise A. Olenick (Madera)

Denise A.  Olenick (Madera)
Denise A. Madera Olenick, 51, of West Haven entered into rest on March 16, 2016, with her family by her side. She was the wife of Alan Olenick and mother of Joseph, Christopher and Matthew Olenick.
Denise also leaves her parents Thomas and Josephine Bucaria Madera, two brothers Thomas (Mary-Ann) Madera and Michael (Gina) Madera and many nieces and nephews.She was an avid reader, a follower of many soap operas and a huge fan of Donny Osmond. Denise worked at Stop & Shop in Orange for many years putting herself through college. She worked initially as a reporter for the West Haven News and continued her career at Citizen Publications in Milford as an editor for the East Haven Advertiser. Her work also included a short stint as an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University teaching Journalism Workshop. She was also a driving force behind the West Haven Voice in 1997 and served as an Associate Editor. She was also honored as West Haven’s Italian Person of the Year in 2001.
The family would like to thank the staffs from Laurelwoods in East Haven, the now-closed Soundview in West Haven and Advanced Nursing and Rehabilitation in New Haven, the former Jewish Home for Aged for her excellent care for the past 10 years. The staff at Yale New-Haven Hospital is also appreciated for the care and comfort she received in the final days of her life.
Visitation will take place on SUNDAY from 3 to 5 pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the green. On Monday morning, the procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Lawrence Church at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Denise will always be remembered for her love and compassion writing about West Haven education. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to West Haven High School Library and sent to PO Box 16641, West Haven, CT 06515.

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