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Olivia McKay Minutolo

10/29/2017



Olivia McKay Minutolo
March 2, 1941 - Oct 29, 2017

Olivia was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and spent the first 22 years of her life there. She was the eldest of 4 siblings and took pride in her education. Olivia was one of the few in her neighborhood who did well on the exams which determined whether you go on for further education or prepare for work.

She continued her education until her father’s illness caused him to stop work and caused her to quit school and go to work.

She immigrated to the United States in 1963 as a governess for a family with 3 children in Connecticut. That didn’t last for long and she found herself working in administration. Olivia married Martin McKay, also from Belfast and member of the 1960 Irish Olympic cycling team. She moved into human resources when she was a part-timer at the newly opened Livingston Bamberger’s store. She progressed in human resources and started working at Fortunoffs. They encouraged her and paid her tuition at William Paterson where she received a BS in business management while working part time and raising her family. She continued to grow and worked for Konica Medical and then Merrimac Industries. She was proud of her growth from governess to Director of Human Resources.

Olivia’s brother Samuel predeceased her and her brother James and sister in-law Hilary live in Ballyclaire, Northern Ireland. Her sister Margaret lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Olivia has 2 children, Martin and Erica. Erica passed away in 2012 of breast cancer at the age of 40. Martin, his wife Annie and their 2 wonderful children Aidan and Evan whom Olivia adored live in Wayne, NJ.

Olivia married Frank Minutolo and they have been together for the past 22 years as residents of Wayne. She has been an active member of Preakness Reformed Church since 1972.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 11th at the Preakness Reformed Church, 131 Church Lane, Wayne, NJ.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Preakness Reformed Church, 131 Church Lane, Wayne, NJ 07470 would be appreciated.

Guest Book

11/1/2017

We are so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace

The Buckleys

11/2/2017

Dear Frank, Martin, Annie & Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. May Olivia rest in peace and all of you take comfort in knowing she will be with all of you, always. Love, Eileen & Greg Domico

Eileen Domico

11/2/2017

Dear Frank Joe and I are thinking of you at this time. May Olivia rest in peace and you should take comfort in knowing how wonderful you were to her. We will always remember all the wonderful times we spent with the both of you. We are in Florida and cannot attend the service. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on Saturday. Lorraine and Joe

Lorraine and Joe Wojtowicz

11/3/2017

Dear God, May my lovely Auntie Olivia rest in peace. May all of us, whom she has left here on earth take comfort in knowing that her spirit lives on, is free from suffering and is always with us. Amen. Martin and Annie, Aidan and Evan- much love, hugs and prayers for your comfort during this time. Frank, my sincere condolences and prayers for your loss.’

Glenna Willis Ramsey

11/5/2017

Dear Frank, Martin, Annie, Aidan, and Evan, We share your sadness at the loss of such a wonderful woman. Please know you all are in our hearts, minds and prayers. Remember her winning smile! Love, Joan and Dave Vanderbush

Joan Vanderbush

11/5/2017

Martin, Annie and Frank, Our thoughts are with you. Thanks for all you have done for the McKay family with your care for Olivia. May Aunt Oliva now rest in peace.

Chuck McKay

11/6/2017

MARTIN AND Family, so sorry to hear About the passing of Olivia. Our Deepest CONDOLENCES . CHRIS AND JESSICA ROWE

Christopher ROWE

11/9/2017

So sorry. It must have been very difficult for you. Kathy

Kathleen and Alan Bowen

11/10/2017

Dear MartinJ and family and Frank, We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Olivia. May she now rest in peace. We have many fond memories of her and her kindness to us on our trips to the US. MartinJ - we have been reminiscing over many good stories of our families' times together in NJ, Cape Cod and my trip to Miami in the 60s. You are all in our thoughts. With much Love and best wishes, Isabel,Tony and David Smith and family.

Isabel Smith

11/10/2017

Family, so sorry to hear About the passing of Olivia. Our Deepest CONDOLENCES she work with mi she was a wonderful lady..love her..love Minerva

minerva torres

11/10/2017

Olivia. May she now rest in peace. We have many fond memories of her and her kindness LOVE MINERVA MERRIMAC

MINERVA TORRES

11/10/2017

Thinking about you Martin J, Annie, Frank and extended family as Aunt Olivia is laid to rest . So many good times to remember from our visits back and forth. Lots of love from us all and Aunt Kathleen xx

Karen Adair

11/11/2017

So sorry about the passing of Aunt Olivia! We know she is now at peace. She fought a tough fight against Alzheimer's. God bless you all. You are in our many prayers!

Liz ,Paul Pat, Casey, Sean, Jamie and Ian Bonner

11/11/2017

Dear Martin, Annie, Aidan & Evan, Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. Love you all xoxo God Bless your mom & grandma & you all.

Nancy &Dave Meyer & Family


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