Rev. J. Daniel Nolan Saratoga Springs - Rev. J. Daniel Nolan, 76, unexpectedly went home to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. He died at The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA where he compassionately served many who visited the Shrine. Father Dan was born on Feb. 24, 1937 in Troy, NY to the late Thomas B. and Kathryn E. Healy Nolan. He grew up in Mechanicville, NY where he was very active in sports and on the famous undefeated “Whiz Kids” basketball team who won the Section B tournament in 1951-‘52. He graduated from Lehigh University where he was named “Little All-American” and honored at Lehigh for his outstanding achievements in basketball and football. After college he was drafted by the Washington Redskins, and then later went to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He briefly served in the Army Reserves and later attended Seminary School preparing for the priesthood and was ordained in 1966. Father served in dioceses in Albany and also as Chaplain at the Georgia Medical Center. His final service was at The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Father Dan was, to all who knew him, a compassionate, divine man of the cloth. He enjoyed his family and his friends throughout his lifetime and was a very special person to all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Father Dan was predeceased by his sister-in-law Rose Nolan; uncle Howard Nolan Sr. (Helen); aunts Beatrice Farrell and Mary Healy and cousin S/Sgt William Farrell who served in the Battle of the Bulge. Survivors include his brothers Thomas Nolan and John F. “Jasper” Nolan (Diane); nieces and nephews Thomas Nolan Jr.(Donna), Daniel Nolan, Kevin Nolan (Kathy), Kelly Mondack (John), Michael Nolan (Monica), Kim Gambi (Steve), Susan Hoellrich (Eric), Barbara Rollison (Michael); several great-nieces and nephews; cousins Betty Nally (Edward), Mary Farrell, Howard Nolan (Shannon), Mary Beth Collins (Michael) and Helen Mastrianni (Michael). Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11am Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in the Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am, with The Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard, D.D., Bishop of Albany, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Donations may be made in his memory to The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, 2 Prospect Hill Rd., Stockbridge, MA 01262 or to St. John the Evangelist School, 760 Main St., Watertown, CT 06795. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY (584-5373). Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Saratogian on Dec. 20, 2013