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COLENE W. DOLAN - ESSEX JUNCTION - Colene Anne Walker Dolan went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2013. She was born Sept. 4, 1934, the youngest daughter of Hayes Billings and Gladys (Smith) Walker. She graduated from Stowe High School and Sheldon Academy of Cosmetology, where she later instructed. After several years, she returned to working at a local salon, then opened and operated Pinewood Salon for 29 years. Colene is survived by her son, John J. Dolan and his wife, Lois, and their son, David and his wife, Shevanna, and their children, Noah and Mathias Dolan; and their daughter, Stacy Dolan. Colene is also survived by her daughter, Cynthia Rickson and her children, Kellie Rickson; Heather and Justin Champagne and their children, Connor, Liam and Olivia; Megan and Ben Rooks and their daughter, Lily; Jenna and Dreyton Caputo; and Caitlin Rickson. She is also survived by two sisters, Janice Hill and Jean Tucker; and many special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, John J. Dolan, whom she married in 1953; sister, Eleanor Ginnett; two brothers, Harold and Robert Walker; and beloved son-in-law, Ernest Rickson. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013, at St. James Episcopal Church in Essex Junction. The family will receive guests in the great room at a reception following the service. Burial will be at a later date in the family cemetery in Stowe. Corbin and Palmer is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. James Episcopal Church, 4 St. James Place, Essex Jct., VT 05452; or to a .

Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 25, 2013
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