Paul Dolson
1933 - 2021
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Paul Dolson
Paul Dolson, age 87, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Friday, January 22, 2021 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Cambridge, MA, the son of the late Charles and Frances (Ryan) Dolson, he had been a Fairfield resident since 1963. Paul proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. He received his Bachelor's degree from Husson College in Bangor, ME and his Masters in Education from Fairfield University. He also received his 6th and 7th Year diplomas. Paul taught Business Law and Typing at Roger Ludlowe and Fairfield High School retiring in 1996. In 1999 following his retirement, Paul began a long and rewarding career as a Fairfield Special Police Officer where he developed many great friendships with his fellow officers. He was a member the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 2220 in Fairfield where he was past Exalted Ruler and District Deputy. He was a member of the Gaelic American Club, the National Association of Naval Veterans, Port 5 and the Norden Club. Survivors include two beloved sons, Peter D. Dolson of Fairfield and Michael P. Dolson of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister, Ruth Merrullo of Waltham, MA; the mother of his sons, Mary Polen of Seminole, FL and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Walter, Jack, Robert, Terry and Charlie Dolson, Clare Johnson, Olive Tebbits, Charles Dady and Arthur Dady. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. Interment with military honors will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. A walk-through visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home. Social distancing and face masks are required for the wake and the Mass. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Fairfield Police Department. Working for the police department brought great joy to Paul in his later years. For information or to offer an online condolence, please visit www.SpearFuneralHome.com





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Published in Connecticut Post on Jan. 24, 2021.
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January 28, 2021
My sincere condolences to Peter & Michael who he loved unconditionally.
Paul was a terrific person to me. He was friendly, kind, and we became very close friends through the year when I visited Fairfield. He always came to see me perform at the GAC club when I was there once a year, and was very generous to not only me but many. I'm saddened to know that he is gone now, but I will live with his memory for many years to come. I know we will meet again!
With his career as being a Police officer, he can rest knowing that he was the best!
Well done though good and faithful servant - RIP my friend! ♂
KENNETH MC BRIDE "Himself"
Friend
January 28, 2021
Paul was the epitome of an "All-In" friend to my Dad and our family. Always there for us, none were blessed more than we to have him in our lives. He will be sadly missed. God's peace and reward to you, my patient #0001 !
Pam George
Friend
January 27, 2021
Paul was my Business teacher at Roger Ludlowe back in 1966-67. He was a great teacher and helped inspire me to pursue a career in Accounting, which I am still practicing. RIP Paul.

John C Simpson
John Simpson
Student
January 26, 2021
To Michael Dolson
So sorry to learn your father's passing. He lived a big life and may he rest in peace.
In sympathy
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William B Schauber
Friend
January 26, 2021
Lynn and I were very saddened by the loss of our friend Paul.
We spent many enjoyable times with him, Bob Wallace, and “Doc” George! He was a good man and well liked.
Fondly,
Richard Barry,
Lynn MacMillen
Lynn MacMillen
Friend
January 26, 2021
I am so saddened by this loss. What a wonderful man Paul was. He was not only a coworker to me but my Police family as a Special. He always had a smile on his face every time I saw him or worked with him. My heart goes out to his loving family & friends. You will be deeply missed Paul. Say hi to my Pop Joseph Iurato up there in Heaven. May you rest your soul and prayers to all. Xoxo
Special Police Officer Dana L
Family
January 26, 2021
Thank you Paul, for being so good to me, especially when I had a "glitch". Rest in peace....
Joe Whyte
Coworker
January 26, 2021
My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones. 1st Thessalonians 4:13 & 14 .
S Chambers
January 26, 2021
Rest In Peace Mr Dolson. You were such a wonderful teacher—one of my favorites. Deepest sympathy to his family.
Marianne Vayda
Student
January 26, 2021
Condolences to the family. Paul was a lovely person, kind to students and a pleasure to work with.
Mel Senator
Teacher
January 25, 2021
Rest in peace Mr. Dolson. You were one of my favorite teachers. Condolences to the Dolson family.
Nima Rezvan
Student
January 25, 2021
To Our Absent Member
Karen Gerda
Acquaintance
January 25, 2021
Pete, you and your family have condolences and deepest sympathy.

James and Cheryl Farrow
Friend
January 25, 2021
Sincere condolences to his family ! I am John Delmonaco special police officer that worked beside Paul fir last 5 years!! Sorry I’m in Florida fir winter wish I could be there! Regards John delmonaco
John Delmonaco
Coworker
January 25, 2021
Paul was a really good person. He was one of the kindest, caring people that I have known. My condolences to Peter & Michael.
Loraine Boudreau Duclos
Coworker
January 25, 2021
There was not a nicer man in Town. I have been honored to know Paul for over 20 years and each encounter made you pause and smile and be grateful for his friendship. May he Rest In Peace and continue to watch over and care for us as he always has.
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Joan Ryan
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January 25, 2021
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January 25, 2021
A more dedicated friend has never walked these roads.
Bill George
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January 25, 2021
To Pete and his Family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. May he rest in peace.
Kathy Mastronardi
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January 24, 2021
Condolences to Pauls family and friends,he will be missed by many brother&sister Elks,Rest In peace, to our absent brother
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January 24, 2021
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