Maria A. Olano

Beloved Mother / Artistic Dancer

Jan. 18, 1933 – Apr. 14, 2020


On April 14, 2020, we celebrated the life of Maria A. Olano. In 1950 she arrived from Santurce, Puerto Rico where she joined her family in East Harlem, NY. For the last 35 years, she settled in the Red Hook, Cobble Hill, and Clinton sections of Downtown Brooklyn. In the early 1950’s, she met photojournalist Joseph A. Olano Sr., they were married and her career as an artistic dancer began. She performed during the Mambo Era, in elaborate clubs such as the Palladium Ballroom, Teatro Puerto Rico, the Apollo Theater, the Savoy Manor, and the Copacabana. Maria is survived by sons Joseph Jr, and Reinaldo Olano. She will join husband Joseph Sr. and son Feliberto Olano in the Gates of Heaven. Maria is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Due to the current Health Pandemic, Maria will be directly interned at Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Putnam Valley, NY. She will join her husband Joseph Sr. There will be a future memorial service for Maria A. Olano at Cobble Hill Chapel Funeral Home in Downtown Brooklyn, NY. The OLANO FAMILY Sincerely Thanks the COBBLE HILL CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, for their expeditious and sensitive handling of our Mother with DIGNITY.

Gregory G. DeJohn
Licensed Funeral Director, Owner

Matthew J. Pinto
Licensed Funeral Director

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