HFHA mourns the loss of Tom Olivieri; add your remembrance
Hoboken Fair Housing Association (HFHA) mourns the loss of Tom Olivieri, 75, who passed away on Thursday night.
As a long-time tenants’ rights activist, Tom was well-known and loved by supporters of rent protections in Hoboken. Tom served the City of Hoboken as Tenant Advocate and later as a cultural affairs official. He retired in 2001.
Tom was an extremely personable and compassionate guy. He helped a great many of us over the years with our various unique housing issues and seemed to know almost everyone in town. HFHA is deeply saddened by his death.
Tom was long at the center of cultural and civic activities in Hoboken’s broad-ranging Hispanic Community including the fighting of the wide-spread displacement of poor residents during the 1970s.
Tom continued to be active in the fight against displacement and in support of maintaining rent protections as a key participant in the HFHA campaign against a ballot question intended to severely weaken rent protections that appeared on the Hoboken ballot in 2012 and 2013.
Tom will be sorely missed. HFHA has learned that a funeral mass will be held offered on June 10 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Grace Church, 400 Willow Street, Hoboken. His burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, No. Arlington. Visiting at The Lawton-Turso Funeral Home 633 Washington St., Hoboken, Sunday/Monday 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 both days.
Rest in peace, Tom. Your contribution to Hoboken was invaluable.
Here is the obituary for Tom that was published in the Jersey Journal.