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Dennis F. Dolan, Jr. 3/22/2017

SOUTH ATTLEBORO – Dennis F. Dolan, Jr., 88, of South Attleboro passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Marie F. (O’Rourke) Dolan for 60 years before her death in 2011.

Born December 19, 1928 in Norwood, he was the son of the late Dennis F., Sr. and Kathleen (Begor) Dolan.

Dennis grew up in Foxboro and was a 1948 graduate of Foxboro High School.

After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War aboard the USS Tringa, a submarine rescue ship, and was attached to the USS Dogfish submarine. 

He graduated from The Benjamin Franklin Institute in Boston and worked as an electrician in the Attleboro area including 20 years at the L.G. Balfour Co.  He retired in 1992.

Dennis was a longtime resident of North Attleboro and moved to South Attleboro upon his retirement.  He was a skilled woodworker and enjoyed making wooden toys for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Dennis also loved fishing on the Cape Cod Canal, camping and in his retirement, began painting landscapes and operating an amateur radio.

He is survived by his six children and their spouses:

Dennis Dolan III and wife Deborah of Weeki Wachee, FL, Michael and wife Debora Dolan of Dallas, TX, Neal and wife Cathy Dolan of Lexington, SC, Shannon Dolan of South Attleboro, Kerry and wife Virginia Dolan of Chatham, Christopher and wife Lisa Dolan of East Sandwich;

Two sisters: Sandra Dolan of Easton and Marlene Cochrane of Attleboro;

13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was brother of the late Hazel Pisano.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 4-7 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, March 29 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, corner of Baltic Avenue and Route 1, South Attleboro at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To sign an online guestbook for Dennis, please visitwww.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

 

Comments  

#15 Janet Bianchini 2017-04-06 02:01
Dearest Shannon, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loving Dad. You were always there for both your parents and now they are at peace together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
With my deepest sympathy.
#14 Timothy&Amber Slater 2017-03-28 12:56
We and the world have lost a great friend, mentor and all around great man. Dennis your always going to be in our heart Godspeed and god bless you and your family
#13 Matt & Glenda McCart 2017-03-27 12:15
Kerry and the entire Dolan family.I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing.You all are in my thoughts .
Matt and Glenda McCarthy
#12 Burrell Family 2017-03-26 19:32
Our condolences to the entire Dolan family. Great memories in Foxboro, Such a wonderful family history
#11 Joe and Jill Ciampa 2017-03-26 13:45
So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. His legacy is the family he leaves behind all with cherished memories. Thank you for your service to this country Mr. Dolan and Godspeed.
#10 Sally & David Curley 2017-03-25 16:46
To the entire Dolan family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was wonderful and we will forever cherish the Jimmy Buffett wooden montage that he made us. May he Rest In Peace with Marie.
Sending you all lots of ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️
#9 The Flannery family 2017-03-24 22:50
God bless your dad.
May all of you cherish what is in your
Hearts and remember the man he was

Dads are so special.
God speed.
The Flannery family
#8 Debbie Pereira 2017-03-24 18:04
Shannon and family,
Please know your in my thoughts and prayers. God bless your dad. May he rest in peace with your mom. God bless you all. I'm so sorry for your lost.
Love Debbie
Pereira
#7 Debbie Pereira 2017-03-24 18:00
Shannon and family,
Please know your in my thoughts
and prayers. God bless your dad. May
he rest in peace with your mom. God bless
all of you.
Love Debbie
#6 Metropolitan Police 2017-03-24 15:08
Chris....On behalf of the Retired Association of Metropolitan Police, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences for your loss….our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends during this time of sadness.
#5 David Elworthy 2017-03-24 12:42
A gentleman that will surely will be missed! A father, a grandfather, great grandfather, and a friend to so many. I always enjoyed having a conversation with you Fran. It was very special how excited you would get to speak about my son's farm. You will be truly missed at family gatherings on Cape Cod. God Bless You!
#4 Tim & Roberta Stout 2017-03-24 12:30
A great man, husband and father has left us but not before teaching his family and friends what is involved in a life well lived. RIP Uncle Fran we love you.
#3 Robert Luettgen 2017-03-24 12:03
Mike,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Debora and the family.
#2 Roger Manny 2017-03-24 12:01
Our condolences to the Dolan family
#1 cathy fuller 2017-03-24 10:33
MY DEAREST FRIENDS SHANNON & FAMILY IM TRULEY VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR DAD,HE WAS A AMAZING MAN AND LOVED BY MANY.I SHALL NEVER FORGET THE MAN HE WAS THE STORIES SHAN USE TO TELL ME.WE SHARED OUR FRIENDSHIP THRU THE YEARS I AM BLESSED TO OF KNOWN MR & MRS DOLAN AND MY BEST FRIEND SHANNON WHO THRU THE YEARS WE SHARED MANY MEMORIES.LAUGHS AND TEARS I LOVE YOU ALL.TRULEY VERY SORRY

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