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.