Our Staff

James James

James "Jim Sr." F. Dolan Sr.

Type 3 Funeral Director ~ Owner

Jim Sr. grew up in Billerica and Lowell, and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1959; where he played varsity football.  He founded the Dolan Funeral Home in 1974 with the idea serving the needs of the families of the Merrimack Valley.

He is married to Maura D. (Linehan) Dolan with whom he shares 55 years of marriage.  Besides his son, Jim who he works with, he has three other children, Kathryn Dean, Lisa Mackey and John Dolan.

Jim Sr. enjoys vacationing in Aruba, and spending weekends at his beach home in Rye, NH.  When he is not working, you can find him at a good yard sale.

James James

James "Jim" F. Dolan II

Type 3 Funeral Director ~ Owner

Jim grew up living above a funeral home.  He became a Licensed Funeral Director in 1989; celebrating 30 years of service.   He is a 1984 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence.  He received an Associate Degree in Funeral Service from New England Institute of Boston, MA, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Lowell, and a Master in Education from Rivier College.

Jim taught science grades 7-9 in the Chelmsford Public Schools for eleven years.   He is married to his best friend and the rock of his life, Patrice Anne (Ryan) Dolan.  They have three children, Andrew, Grace and Kathleen “Kay”.  Andrew is a sophomore at UMass Amherst, Grace is a senior at Chelmsford High School, and Kathleen is a sophomore at Chelmsford High School on the varsity track team.

Jim enjoys camping and the outdoors as well as travelling.  He loves spending time with his family especially going on vacations with them.

Dennis W. GrahamDennis W. Graham

Dennis W. Graham

Type 6 Funeral Director ~ Full Time

Dennis was raised in York Beach, Maine and graduated from York High School.  While in high school, he would spend his summers working in funeral service to get experience.  He enjoyed the experience and graduated from SUNY Canton for Mortuary Science.  He became a licensed funeral director in 1999.

Dennis has worked part time with the Dolan Funeral Home since being licensed and full time since May 2013.

Dennis enjoys the variety of religion, culture, traditions and nontraditional services he has experienced over the years.  When Dennis is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and boys.  He enjoys skiing, riding, hiking, and vacationing in the New Hampshire White Mountains, and Colorado.  He volunteers for the local Scouts of America, and Youth Basketball.  In his free time Dennis can be found at Tewksbury Sports Club; where he has been a long time regular gym enthusiast, and occasionally at the Spindell Barbell Club in Lowell.

Michael C. LawMichael C. Law

Michael C. Law

Type 6 Funeral Director ~ Full Time

Mike was born in Methuen and raised in Haverhill.  He is a 2005 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, and has lived in Haverhill, Andover, Amesbury and West Newbury.

Mike started in funeral service in 2005, acting on a suggestion from a funeral director and his parents.  He is a 2007 graduate of New England Institute at Mount Ida College, and has been serving the families of the Merrimack Valley for over a decade.

He has worked at two well established funeral homes in Essex County.  Mike has found a great fit at Dolan Funeral Home; joining our team full time February 2019.

When he is not a work, he enjoys traveling, scuba diving, golf and going out with friends.

Andrew J. DolanAndrew J. Dolan

Andrew J. Dolan


Andrew grew up in Chelmsford playing youth sports.  He graduated from Chelmsford High School with the Class of 2017; where he played varsity football.  Andrew is an Eagle Scout, and as a scout belonged to Troop 74 of the Central Congregational Church in Chelmsford.

Andrew attended Mount Ida College in Newton; where he played division 3 football as a freshman.  He was studying business and funeral service; until the school’s closing in May of 2018.  He currently is finishing his Associate Degree in Funeral Service with Commonwealth Institute of Houston, TX online; while attending as a sophomore at UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management in pursuit of a Bachelor in Science in Business.

Andrew enjoys spending time with friends.  He is an avid outdoorsman hiking and camping in his free time.  He is a devoted New England Patriots and Boston Celtics fan.

Andrew is the third generation in the family business.