Peter D. Olobri, 47, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at his residence in Florida. Born in Warwick, he was the loving son of John P. and Donna M. (Chaffin) Olobri.
Peter was a talented and sought after software engineer, having worked on retainer for several companies in the aviation, medical, and financial industries as an independent contractor. Peter had a reputation for providing efficient, reliable and secure solutions to complex software development and efficiently met the needs of his clients.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Christina (Olobri) Groves and Husband Jeff, John “Jake” Olobri and wife Julie, Joseph Olobri and wife Ashley and his nieces and nephews, Sara, Allison and Eathan Groves, Elysa, Peter, Joseph Jr. and Ava Olobri; and many cousins. He was the brother of the late Gina Marie Olobri.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, 639 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Tim Hastings, a close friend, best captures the essence of Peter’s personality in his Facebook post entitled “Rest in Power Pete:”
After seeing a number in a text that looked like yours yesterday, and having a moment of hope… 48 hours after you’ve left us, it’s finally setting in;
After 40 years of friendship, the sound of goodbye never felt so permanent…
From Lego warships, paper routes, BMX,n’ church worship
Skateboards, snowboards n’surfboards
High school dances, slam dances, n’ break dances
First apartments shared, rabble rousing Montreal to Philly
VW’s , dirt bikes, n’ street bikes…
Always the first to take the dare
Always the genius in the room; 3 steps ahead
Remembered by all, because for us, you were always there…
ADHD rivaling a pack of rabid squirrels
But had the calm and cool we needed by our side when things went off the rails…
You consistently pushed the edges Pete
Gamin’ the game
Slayin’ life with aim….
Always welcoming to new peeps
Ready to help a friend
Had our backs to the end…
You leave family and friends in tears and with memories of laughter.
Hundreds of hearts aching for a happily ever after…
‘Forgotten’ could not be a word ever associated with you.
Pete is one of just 2 friends I’ve been blessed with, to have shared so many experiences with for over 40 years
It seems that death will always take us sooner than those around us are ready to accept,
It’s been said many times before, that we’ll carry their memory in our hearts.
Grateful for the good times shared, the rough times fared, our souls now bared…
We say … No it can’t be so, because we won’t ever truly let go.
And we shouldn’t let go.
This is life, the beautiful, the painful, the joyful.
Whether you knew Pete for a short time, a long time, his early years, his later years, or a lifetime, he’s one you’ll remember, because he made you feel that way. Pete, my brotha, I love ya man.
I will carry you as a reminder of the brevity of life, the passion to live it with, and to leave a loving mark.