Peter “P.J.” Oleson Jr., 35, of Mattapoisett, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Born in Boston, son of Peter and Beth (Dunn) Oleson, he was raised in Sudbury and lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.
Growing up in Sudbury is where P.J.’s love of fishing and hockey began. He moved the summer before his freshman year to Mattapoisett. He was a graduate of ORR High School class of 2006. He attended Bridgewater State College leaving to pursue his automotive passion. Where he excelled and graduated from Universal Technical Institute. P.J. worked as a Senior Master Technician for Ford, most recently working for Grieco Ford in Raynham. P.J.’s loves included drag racing at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire, building his own Mustang and spending time with his labs. He was a lifelong New England Sports fan, especially of the New England Patriots. P.J. loved winter snow storms and plowing for Consider It Dunn. P.J. was a devoted uncle and best friend to his father.
Survivors include his parents; his girlfriend, Laura Venturini; his sisters Courtney Aarsheim and her husband Eric, and Kate Oleson both of Mattapoisett; his nieces Kenzie and Rylan; his nephew Gavin; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
His Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, May 11 at 10 am in St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. All are invited to meet directly at Church. His visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 10th from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in memory of PJ to the Herren Project at P.O. Box 131, Portsmouth, RI, 02871 or online at www.herrenproject.org/donate or the Charles River Center, 59 East Militia Heights Drive, Needham, MA 02492 for the Sharon House at 101 North Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067.