Patrick Dolan
Monday
5
December

Visitation

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday, December 5, 2016
The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home
40 Vandeventer Ave.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Monday
5
December

Mass of a Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, December 5, 2016
St. Paul´s Church
216 Nassau Street
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Burial

Gate Of Heaven
225 Ridgedale Ave.
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Patrick J. Dolan

Patrick J. Dolan, 89, of Lawrenceville died Thursday, December 1, 2016, at University Medical Center of Princeton surrounded by his loving family. Born in West Orange to the late Matthew J. and Rose M. Dolan (née Keenan) of Co. Roscommon and Co. Monaghan, Ireland, respectively, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary and Kae, and brothers, Matthew, John, and James and his infant son Mark. For most of his life Mr. Dolan resided in West Orange and Princeton. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Janice (née Gallagher); his two daughters, Nadine Podd and Colleen Hayles, and their respective husbands, Bill and Kent; his five grandsons, Brad and his wife Courtney, Sean, Kevin and his wife Chelsie, Ryan, and Derron and his wife Megan; and his three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Ian, and Shelby. After graduating from Immaculate Conception HS in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1943 he volunteered for the Army, entering into the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) where he concurrently undertook college studies and military training. During the Second World War he served in the Philippines and received an honorable discharge. In his professional life he was a management information systems executive. His career spanned more than five decades at IBM, CSC, Itel, and SBU. Mr. Dolan was an alumnus of St. Bonaventure University and the Stern School of Business at NYU. He was a Pre-Cana facilitator at his Church, served on numerous municipal boards, and for decades worked as an election-day poll volunteer. A couple for 75 years, Mr. and Mrs. Dolan won their high school's dance competition in 1942. In 2009 at the wedding reception of Kevin and Chelsie Hayles they delighted the guests with their dancing ability. With his wife always by his side, he enjoyed going to parties, eating out, and having coffee with his family and friends, especially his three sisters-in-law. He attended every recital, school play, soccer match, birthday party, and graduation that he could. He always woke up early, often to attend weekday Mass and to go to the gym. A model husband, father, and grandfather, his unwavering friendship, generosity, loyalty, kindness, and warmth will be missed by his friends and large extended family, including his many nieces and nephews and their children. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016, at St. Paul's Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton. Friends may call on Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Dolan requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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