Grace Nolan
1925 - 2017
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SALAMANCA - Mrs. Grace Nolan, 91, of Salamanca, died early Friday morning (Jan. 20, 2017) at home.

Born Feb. 16, 1925, in Arranmore Island, County Donegal, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bridget Gallagher O'Donnell. She was married on June 21, 1952, in the former St. Patrick's Church, to John F. Nolan, who predeceased her on Nov. 10, 2001.

Mrs. Nolan had been employed as a housekeeper for the former St. Patrick's Church in Salamanca.

She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish and enjoyed cooking and reading.

Surviving are four daughters, Bridget (William) Bzdak of New Columbia, Pa., Elizabeth Young of Salamanca, Mary Essary of Glendale, Ariz., Teresa (Rick) Guglielmo of Williamsport, Pa.; four sons, John (Penny) Nolan of Valdosta, Ga., Charles (Sherry) Nolan of Russell, Pa., Michael (Pam) Nolan of Clarendon, Pa., Daniel Nolan of Phoenix; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Nelly Rodgers of Arranmore Island, County Donegal, Ireland; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Kevin Nolan; and a brother, Patrick O'Donnell.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, (Jan. 22, 2017) at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Peace Parish at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Patrick Melfi, former pastor, as celebrant. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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Published in Olean Times Herald on Jan. 21, 2017.
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February 3, 2017
I miss you Mama.
Daniel Nolan
January 26, 2017
just read the about your mom, sorry for your loss. It's never easy no matter how old you are
Lynda Fortuna
January 23, 2017
To The Nolan Family: May the Road Rise To Meet You May The Lord Bless and Keep You in The Divine Spirit of the Living Christ during your Pain of Loss. Gracie Me' Darlin' she is with all those embraced awaiting her within their Heavenly Love. Irish eyes smile even in the depths of despire. Gentle Grace, Nita Barrett
nita barrett
January 23, 2017
May God bless the Nolan Family with Peace and Comfort during this difficult time.
Linda Mangini
January 22, 2017
The last time Grace came to Tonys for ice cream we had a nice visit. Sending my condolences to the Nolan family
Lisa Rettberg
January 22, 2017
Thinking of the Nolan Clan and sending many sympathies and warm thoughts to comfort you~ Much Love ,Amy
Amy Dalton
January 22, 2017
Praying that God gives your family comfort and strength in your time of loss. She had such a beautiful spirit.
Judith Redeye
January 22, 2017
My deepest condolences. I know you are up there smiling down on us. I know my mom is happy to have her best friend with her again. Heaven just gained a beautiful angel.
David Anderson
January 22, 2017
Our thoughts and Prayers are with your family.
Sue Fitzgerald - Zanghi
January 22, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Julie O'Dell-McGonigle
January 22, 2017
Mama I miss you already so much. You are finally reunited with the love of your life and the love of our life too.

I hope you are finally resting and at peace. Please watch over us from heaven Mama, and give my Daddy a big hug for me.

Until we meet again,
Dan Nolan
January 22, 2017
To a Wonderful Woman, each time I came back to visit my family I always stop by to see Grace. Every time I was always embraced with a warm hug and her beautiful smile. Grace told me I always had a special place in her heart and she thought of me often, she always will have a special place in my heart as well. I will miss her and loved her very much. RIP, Give John a big kiss and Hug for me. Love, Sarah
Sarah Piscitelli
January 21, 2017
Oh Mama. The suffering has ended and you and Dad are finally reunited. Please watch over all of us. I love and miss you so much. I am so glad you didn't suffer long.

I love you Mama,
Danny Nolan
January 21, 2017
Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache in the loss of your mother, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind.

Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to help you through this most difficult time.
sherri nichols
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