Richard E. Olivieri, Sr.
Va Beach – Richard Olivieri, 77, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017, surrounded by the embrace of his loving family in the comfort of his own home. Beloved father, husband, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend, Richard will be greatly missed by all who experienced his love, guidance, charity, and wisdom.
Left to cherish his memory and warm spirit are his loving wife Maureen, sons Richard (Jennifer), Chris, John (Katherine), and Michael (Chelsea), daughter Rosemary(Peter), and grandchildren Ethan, Anna, Cora, Grace, Mason, Archer, and Cameron Olivieri, all of Virginia Beach, and his sister and brother-in-law Pat and Peter Racanello, and brother Robert, all of Florida.
Richard was born on September 20, 1940, to Emil and Clara Olivieri in Jamaica, NY. He was a graduate of La Salle Military Academy and Manhattan College. He married the love of his life Maureen on June 6, 1963, and soon moved south to the new city of Virginia Beach, VA, to start his family and career.
Over the next half century he used the compassion and discipline instilled in him by the Christian Brothers at La Salle, and his father’s business savvy and passion to build thousands of homes for Virginia families and businesses. As a home builder and real estate developer, his company Pembroke Commercial Realty found success alongside the explosive growth of this new city, Virginia Beach, which he loved so much. His company developed many projects, including Pembroke Mall, Aragona Village, Pembroke Manor, and Timberlake.
Richard was an active and dedicated member of his church, Star of the Sea, the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, a founding member of the Bayville Golf Club, and a Director Emeritus of the Tidewater Builders Association. He was extremely generous, helping all those in need that he could, especially Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and the United Way.
Richard was known for his wisdom, compassion, sense of humor, and generosity. And his love of golf a lifelong avid golfer, the joy and relaxation golf brought him (and those lucky enough to experience a round or two with him) was only surpassed by his love of spending time with family and friends. He leaves behind countless memories of good times, especially his seat at the head of the table at all those famous Olivieri family dinners with chairs and extra tables stretching out of the dining room and kitchen into the rest of the house.
The family wishes to thank Richard’s physicians, Doctors Gregory Warth, Steven Warden, Mark Fleming, and Scott Williams, for their kind and compassionate care.
The family will receive friends Monday, December 18th from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel with a Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Father Esteban DeLeon at 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 19th at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Memorial donations can be made to United Way of South Hampton Roads, Toqueville Society, 2515 Walmer Ave, Norfolk, VA 23513, CHKD Child Abuse Program, 935 Redgate Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507, or Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1404 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
Olivieri, Richard E. Sr. [MC???? RIP]
I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1963.
May He Rest In Peace.
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Olivieri, Richard E. Sr. [MC1963 RIP]
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.