Carole Olshansky, 76


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Carole S. Olshansky, 76, passed away April 25. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sally (Davis) Olshansky. She lived most of her life on the East Side of Providence.


She attended Hope High School and the Community College of Rhode Island Nursing Program.

Carole was a member of Temple Beth-El’s Sisterhood and a library board member and volunteer. She was a founder and chairwoman of the Greater Providence Epilepsy Association Inc., where she received the National Epilepsy Achievement Award for outstanding community leadership. She also received the Rhode Island State Woman of the Year Award for Top Woman in Social and Civic Affairs for Volunteerism.

She was a Red Grey Lady and Miriam Hospital volunteer. She taught arts and crafts at the Jewish Community Center and was a former camp counselor at Camp Centerland.

She is survived by her nephew Capt. Victor Shane Olshansky and his wife, Orit; great-niece April Olshansky; great-nephew Alex Olshansky; and her sister-in-law Myra Olshansky. She was the sister of the late Irwin Olshanksy and Sondra Olshansky.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Library Fund of Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence, RI 02906; Congregation Beth Sholom, 275 Camp St., Providence, RI 02906; The Highlands on the East Side, 101 Highland Ave., Providence, RI 02906; the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA 01701; the Mental Health Association of RI, 345 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI 02906; or the charity of your choice.