In memory of
Denis J. Dooley II
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In memory of
Denis J. Dooley II
Denis J. Dooley II N.J. deputy attorney general; active in Bernardsville community Denis J. Dooley, II, 82, of Bernardsville, N.J., passed away on Nov. 23, 2019, at Morristown Medical Center. Denis was born on Oct. 5, 1937, in Roanoke, Va., to Denis and Mae (McGowan) Dooley. Memorial visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Bernardsville. He will be interred at the Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum in Basking Ridge. In lieu of flowers or visitation, please donate in Denis's memory to Delbarton School, 230 Mendham Rd., Morristown, N.J. 07960 or to The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 200 Mount Airy Rd., Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920. For further information, or to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit gcfuneralhome.com . Denis and his family moved from Roanoke, Va., to Staten Island, N.Y., where he graduated from St. Peter's Prep. He attended Providence College in Rhode Island, where he graduated in 1958, as a commissioned officer through ROTC, and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1961. After law school he entered military service with the U.S. Army. Following his military service, Denis worked at a number of financial institutions supporting their legal and compliance departments. In 1984, he took a job with the State of New Jersey and worked as a deputy attorney general for gaming enforcement. Retiring from that position in 2002, but never one to sit still, he took on numerous jobs at different companies around Bernardsville. Denis and his wife of 50 years, Kathleen (McMahon), married in Buffalo, N.Y., and settled in the West Brighton section of Staten Island. In 1971, they moved to Bernardsville, where they raised their daughter and two sons. In and around Bernardsville, Denis immersed himself in community activities. He was a member of the board of directors of the Somerset Hills YMCA, founder and member of the Steering Committee of the Career Forum, secretary and treasurer of the Bernardsville Area Scholarship Committee, coach of the Bernards High School varsity girls basketball team, and coordinator for the Bernardsville Recreation Commission Youth Basketball Program, He was also a member of the Somerset County Emergency Management Commission, volunteer with the Somerset Hills Visiting Nurse Association, president and founder of Bernardsville Baseball League, member of the American Legion Post 484, Stirling, N.J., member of the Knights of Columbus, Basking Ridge, and president of the Somerset Hills Amateur Radio Club. Denis was also an adult altar server, lector and Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bernardsville, and president and member of the parish council. He received many honors and accolades but he was most pleased by a smile and a warm thank you. Denis was predeceased by his parents and sister, Joanne Greeley. He is survived by his wife, Katie; daughter, Jennifer; sons, Ryan (Lisa) and Benjamin (Pamela); his sister, Marilyn Ball and his favorites, his grandchildren, Patrick, Colleen and Maya. Denis would wish that everyone who suffers the loss of a loved one would experience the outpouring of love, affection and comfort that he and his family have received.
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In memory of
Denis J. Dooley II
Denis J. Dooley II N.J. deputy attorney general; active in Bernardsville community Denis J. Dooley, II, 82, of Bernardsville, N.J., passed away on Nov. 23, 2019, at Morristown Medical Center. Denis was born on Oct. 5, 1937, in Roanoke, Va., to Denis and Mae (McGowan) Dooley. Memorial visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Bernardsville. He will be interred at the Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum in Basking Ridge. In lieu of flowers or visitation, please donate in Denis's memory to Delbarton School, 230 Mendham Rd., Morristown, N.J. 07960 or to The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 200 Mount Airy Rd., Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920. For further information, or to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit gcfuneralhome.com . Denis and his family moved from Roanoke, Va., to Staten Island, N.Y., where he graduated from St. Peter's Prep. He attended Providence College in Rhode Island, where he graduated in 1958, as a commissioned officer through ROTC, and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1961. After law school he entered military service with the U.S. Army. Following his military service, Denis worked at a number of financial institutions supporting their legal and compliance departments. In 1984, he took a job with the State of New Jersey and worked as a deputy attorney general for gaming enforcement. Retiring from that position in 2002, but never one to sit still, he took on numerous jobs at different companies around Bernardsville. Denis and his wife of 50 years, Kathleen (McMahon), married in Buffalo, N.Y., and settled in the West Brighton section of Staten Island. In 1971, they moved to Bernardsville, where they raised their daughter and two sons. In and around Bernardsville, Denis immersed himself in community activities. He was a member of the board of directors of the Somerset Hills YMCA, founder and member of the Steering Committee of the Career Forum, secretary and treasurer of the Bernardsville Area Scholarship Committee, coach of the Bernards High School varsity girls basketball team, and coordinator for the Bernardsville Recreation Commission Youth Basketball Program, He was also a member of the Somerset County Emergency Management Commission, volunteer with the Somerset Hills Visiting Nurse Association, president and founder of Bernardsville Baseball League, member of the American Legion Post 484, Stirling, N.J., member of the Knights of Columbus, Basking Ridge, and president of the Somerset Hills Amateur Radio Club. Denis was also an adult altar server, lector and Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bernardsville, and president and member of the parish council. He received many honors and accolades but he was most pleased by a smile and a warm thank you. Denis was predeceased by his parents and sister, Joanne Greeley. He is survived by his wife, Katie; daughter, Jennifer; sons, Ryan (Lisa) and Benjamin (Pamela); his sister, Marilyn Ball and his favorites, his grandchildren, Patrick, Colleen and Maya. Denis would wish that everyone who suffers the loss of a loved one would experience the outpouring of love, affection and comfort that he and his family have received.
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101 South Finley Ave.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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