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Francis J. "Franny" Dolan

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Francis J. Dolan "Franny"

AGE: 91 • Wilmington & Stone Harbor, NJ

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 surrounded by his family.

Born in Yorklyn, DE, Franny was the son of the late Aloysius and Marie (McGovern) Dolan. He served his country proudly in the US Army during World War II where he earned the Bronze Star. Afterward, he attended the University of Delaware where he lettered in baseball as a pitcher. He earned his diploma in Business Management from LaSalle University. For 40 years, he worked at General Motors, retiring as Superintendent in 1987. His memberships included St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church where he was a member for 58 years and served as a Eucharistic Minister, the American Legion and the EPGASH Golf League in Stone Harbor.

In addition to his parents, Franny was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Beth Leonard and his brothers, Charles, Paul and Jack Dolan.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 68 years, Ellen "Gene" (Tinsman) Dolan; his daughters, Catherine Dolan of Hockessin, Margaret Webb of Newark and Nancy Bullard of Wilmington; his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Linda Dolan of Middletown; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 12th at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE 19807 where friends and family are invited to visitation after 9:30 AM. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Kennett Square, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church at the address above. Online condolences may be made at (302) 652-5913
Published in The News Journal from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, 2016
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