1940 - 2023
VisitationFebruary 15, 2023
Dolan Funeral Home, North Chelmsford, MA
FuneralFebruary 16, 2023
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford, MA
James “Jim” F. Dolan, 82, of North Chelmsford died on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at his home after a year of declining health.
He was married for 55-years to the late Maura D. (Linehan) Dolan who died July 23, 2019.
Jim was born in Lowell, MA, and was the son of the late Francis A. and Catherine A. (McCann) Dolan. He was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1959, and New England Institute with the Class of 1962.
Jim served with the U.S. Army Reserves in the early 1960’s.
Jim and his wife founded Dolan Funeral Home. He was an active part of the family business working alongside his son, Jim and grandson, Andrew.
He and his wife enjoyed vacationing for over 30 years in Aruba with close friends, and spending summers with his family at Rye Beach, NH. He enjoyed travelling in his motorhome or flying anywhere where it was warm and had an ocean. Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren, and having his dog, Luna, sit on his lap. Jim was a member of the Chelmsford Elks and the Ancient Order of Hibernians James Campbell Division 19. He and Maura were former members of the Alpine Square-Dancing Club of Chelmsford. He was a pilot who owned and flew an amphibian Cesena 182 plane.
Jim was a very faithful person, and was a communicant of the Holy Rood Catholic Collaborative of St. John the Evangelist Parish of N. Chelmsford, MA and St. Theresa Church of Rye, NH. He enjoyed saying the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily.
Jim is survived by his two daughters, Kathryn “Kathy” Dean RN, of N. Chelmsford, and Lisa M. and her husband David Mackey of New Boston, NH; two sons and their wives, James F and Patrice (Ryan) Dolan II of Chelmsford, MA and John and his wife, Margaret “Maggie” (Ferrante) Dolan of Mullica Hill, NJ; two brothers, Raymond and his wife, Susan (Borneman) Dolan of Nashua, NH, and Stephen and his wife Carol (Saffie) Dolan of Dracut, MA; two sisters-in-law, Elaine (Rondeau) Dolan of Methuen, MA, and Janice Bronsard of Smithville, NJ; and nine grandchildren, Meaghan Dean, her fiancé, Jarrett Riel and Shannon Dean, Ryan and Tyler Mackey, Andrew, Grace, Kathleen, John “Jack”, and Kaelin Dolan. Jim also has two foster grandchildren, Jonathan and his wife, Amber (Jones) Riley of Manor, TX and Michael and his wife, Regina Beatrice of New York City, NY. He also has 2 great grandchildren, Frank and Rita Mae Riley both of Manor, TX; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jim was the brother to the late Frank Dolan of Methuen who died March 7, 2016, and the brother-in-law, to the late Edward Schrimpe of Smithville, NJ who died August 27, 2006 and the late Joseph Bronsard of Smithville, NJ who died August 4, 2021.
DOLAN, James “Jim” F. Dolan, 82, of North Chelmsford died February 11, 2023. Visitation will be Wednesday Feb 15, 2023 from 3:00 to 7:00pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Thursday, Feb 16th 9:30am from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford, MA. Burial in Fairview Cemetery Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his memory to St. Vincent DePaul c/o St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford, MA 01863. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home 978-251-4041.