Olga Veronica Besen Has Died

A memorial service will be held for Olga, daughter of Marina Yashina, on Sunday, Dec. 26 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish House, 1 Chestnut St., Cold Spring, NY 10516.

Shiva will be Sunday night from 5 to 9 p.m. at the home of Marina Yashina, 64 Chestnut St, Apt. 2B7, Cold Spring, NY 10516, with Minyan at 6 p.m.

5 thoughts on “Olga Veronica Besen Has Died

  1. Olga was a wonderful woman who I enjoyed talking to and seeing her on a daily basis. I will truly miss seeing her at the supermarket and out about the village.

  2. I am saddened by the news of Olga passing. I will always remember her kindness and cheerfulness as we sat on a bench outside my business on Main Street. We spoke freely about so much, mostly of our love of dogs, living in nyc and art. Rest in Peace Olga.

  3. Olga, Thank you for sharing so much of your wisdom with me over the year that I knew you. I will remember you always.

  4. Olga had a kind of quiet sweetness about her. When she talked to you she really talked to you. She paid attention. She had her challenges as we all do. She is missed.

  5. For Olga

    Breathed not the new year
    Like, what?
    Food into my lungs
    Gasping / unable to gulp
    the threads hanging –
    Struggling for life
    Can you comprehend
    why we couldn’t save Olga
    whose warm heart drew no boundaries;
    A short night when strangers touched.
    Vicious tiger the victor.
    We are less.