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South Toms River - Dolores E. Sullivan, 85, was surrounded by her beloved family when she peacefully passed away in her home on January 26, 2018.

She married James "Happy" Sullivan in Brooklyn then moved to South Toms River to raise their 11 children. After the death of Happy, Dolores became a school bus driver for the Toms River Regional School District. Being a resident of South Toms River, Dolores served as Mayor and worked toward improving her community.

Dolores was predeceased by her husband James Edward, siblings, Charles, William, and Catherine Whelan and her grandsons Timothy and Daniel Tuomey. She is survived by her 11 children, Michael and his wife Nancy, of Virginia, Arlene Banacki and her husband John of Florida, Kathleen "Katie" Tuomey and her husband Tim of Barnegat, James and his wife Lesley of Florida, Bernadette Wills and her husband Earl of Florida, Dolores "Lawle" Bradley and her husband Tracey of Florida, Daniel and his wife Dawn of Beachwood, Veronica Jean Maier and her husband Richard of Beachwood, Anna Kempf and her husband Ned of Florida, Joseph and his wife Lindsey of Florida, and Barbara Avendano and her husband Mark of Beachwood. She will be dearly missed by her 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Raymond Whelan and Sister Ann Marie Whelan SSND.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3pm-7pm and on Thursday from 9-10am at "The Family Owned" Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main Street Toms River. A funeral mass will be offered 11:00am on Thursday at Saint Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, Bayville. Burial will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dolores' name to Saint Barnabas Food Pantry, 33 Woodland Road Bayville, NJ 08721.

Condolences can be sent to carmonabolenfh.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 29, 2018
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