Dana was born Jan.25, 1976, in Waterbury, daughter of James C. Olsen and the late Elaine (Martino) Sniadecki. She was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed karate.
Besides her devoted husband, Steve, she leaves her father, Jim Olsen and stepmother, Karen, of Oxford; her stepfather, Bob Sniadecki of Florida; one son, Devon McDermott of Waterbury; one daughter, Shauna Olsen of Oxford; her paternal grandmother, Lillian Olsen of Southbury; one stepdaughter, Jessica Martino of Middletown; one sister, Amy Kwast of Sutherland Springs, Texas; one brother, Steven Olsen of Naugatuck; her half-brother, James M. Olsen of Oxford; two stepsisters, Dawn Meade of West Haven and Teresa Lantieri of Waterbury; one stepbrother, Gerald Sniadecki of Branford; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. at Christ Church Quaker Farms, 470 Quaker Farms Road, (Route 188) Oxford. Calling hours are Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main St. South, Southbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bond School of Self Defense, 820 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, CT 06770; or the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450