Retired North Haven Police Detective Donald A. Olson, Sr., 76, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the St. Raphael campus/Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of the late Sandra Shove Olson. Donnie was born in Shelton on July 25, 1939; son of the late Harold A. and Ella Hoard Olson; served his country faithfully in the US Navy on the Naval ship Dashiell and served on the North Haven Police Department from 1963 until retiring as a Detective in 2001.  Donnie enjoyed photography, the UCONN Women’s basketball and taking his many road trips with his friends.  Father of Beth Devoe (Roger) and Donald A. Olson, Jr. (Laurie). Grandfather of Ryan Olson (Stephanie), Justin, Tyler and Scott Olson, Josh and Amanda Devoe.  Brother of David M. Olson (Elaine) and the late Harold and Clinton Olson.  Brother-in-law of Martha Kevorkian.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Wednesday morning at 9:30.  A Funeral Service will be conducted in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 10:00 AM.  Interment with full military honors will follow in the North Haven Center Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN  38101-9929.