Edward J. Dolan, 90, of Athens passed away at Livingston Hill Nursing & Rehab Center on January 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born, January 12, 1927 in Platte Clove to the late Frank and Helen Curran Dolan. He married the love of his life, Margaret Farrell, on January 8, 1949. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 2014 prior to Margaret’s passing on May 1, 2014. They lived in Tannersville until 1963, moved to Catskill and later moved to Athens in 1987.
Ed was retired from the Atlantic-Blue Circle Cement Plant in Ravena where he worked for 27 years as a millwright. He was a WW II veteran of the Army Air Corps and a member of the Bunt-Brewer American Legion Post in Tannersville. When living in Tannersville, he served two terms as a Village Trustee. Ed was active, most of his life, in St. Patrick’s Parish in Catskill and Athens. He also served as usher and did maintenance work at the former St. Bridget’s Church, Leeds. When living in Tannersville, he was active in the Immaculate Conception Parish in Haines Falls.
Ed was known for being a great mechanic. He loved to work on trucks and cars and work on airplanes at the old Athens Airport where he had his own plane for several years. He and his wife loved to dance, but most of all he liked taking road trips with his beloved Margaret.
Edward is survived by his ten children Christine (Robert) Young, Cathleen (Ed) Hodor, Mary (Charles) Rappleyea, Paul (Jayme) Dolan, Thomas (Nancy) Dolan, Sharon (Robert) Del Gaudio, Michael Dolan, Phillip (Ronda) Dolan, Cynthia (James) Carlson and Colleen (Eric) Dolan-VanZandt; 24 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; sister Elaine T. Dolan and brother Frank Dolan and many nieces and nephews. His brothers Basil, Robert, William, Albert and Daniel and sister Elizabeth all died previously.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. There will be a period of sharing from 6:30 – 7:00 pm. The funeral procession will form at 10:00 am on Saturday at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Catskill at 11:00 am. Spring interment will be in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Elka Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 66 William St., Catskill 12414 or the Alzheimer’s Association on NENY, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205. Messages of condolence may be made to MillspaughCamerato.com.