In memory of
Raymond Richard Dolan
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In memory of
Raymond Richard Dolan
Raymond Richard Dolan, 94 FDNY Captain, raised his family in Staten Island Raymond Richard Dolan entered into God's care on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born Feb. 11, 1925, in New York City, where he attended LaSalle High School prior to proudly serving in the United States Navy during World War II as an Aviation Radioman and Gunner. Upon completion of his war time service, Raymond graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a degree in psychology. In 1950 Raymond married his longtime friend and love, Florence, moved to Staten Island and joined the New York City Fire Department where he was employed as a firefighter for over 33 years prior to his retirement as a Captain. During their 50 years on Staten Island Raymond and Florence raised four children, Dennis, Ken, Deb and Ray, and built a warm and welcoming home which housed a flurry of school activities, sports, barbeques, great candy and always a bevy of friends. In their retirement years Raymond and Florence moved to New Jersey to be closer to their children and grandchildren; built many treasured friendships in their new retirement community; enjoyed travel both in the US and abroad, but most importantly enjoyed seeing their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow into the loving, caring, accomplished people they have become. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary (Sinnott) Dolan, brother, Joseph Dolan Jr., and his son, Dennis Dolan. He is survived by his loving wife, Florence (Hitlin) Dolan; his children, Kenneth Dolan and wife, Bonnie, Raymond Dolan and wife, Linda, Deborah Fortuna and husband, Anthony, daughter-in-law, Deborah Dolan, and brother, Gerard and wife, Colleen. Raymond was also blessed with 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, from D'Errico Whitehorse Mercerville Chapel, 2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619, located in the Brenna Cellini facility. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church, 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton, NJ 08690. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, 1200 Cedar Lane, Hamilton, NJ 08610. Calling hours will be Thursday, Sept. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: United Fireman Association Widows and Children's Fund. www.ufanyc.org/fund, Gioblastoma Cancer Research. https://glioblastomafoundation.org Please visit Raymond's tribute page at www.derricofuneralhome.com D'Errico Whitehorse Mercerville Chapel 2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd. Hamilton, NJ 08619 (609) 587-9050
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In memory of
Raymond Richard Dolan
Raymond Richard Dolan, 94 FDNY Captain, raised his family in Staten Island Raymond Richard Dolan entered into God's care on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born Feb. 11, 1925, in New York City, where he attended LaSalle High School prior to proudly serving in the United States Navy during World War II as an Aviation Radioman and Gunner. Upon completion of his war time service, Raymond graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a degree in psychology. In 1950 Raymond married his longtime friend and love, Florence, moved to Staten Island and joined the New York City Fire Department where he was employed as a firefighter for over 33 years prior to his retirement as a Captain. During their 50 years on Staten Island Raymond and Florence raised four children, Dennis, Ken, Deb and Ray, and built a warm and welcoming home which housed a flurry of school activities, sports, barbeques, great candy and always a bevy of friends. In their retirement years Raymond and Florence moved to New Jersey to be closer to their children and grandchildren; built many treasured friendships in their new retirement community; enjoyed travel both in the US and abroad, but most importantly enjoyed seeing their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow into the loving, caring, accomplished people they have become. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary (Sinnott) Dolan, brother, Joseph Dolan Jr., and his son, Dennis Dolan. He is survived by his loving wife, Florence (Hitlin) Dolan; his children, Kenneth Dolan and wife, Bonnie, Raymond Dolan and wife, Linda, Deborah Fortuna and husband, Anthony, daughter-in-law, Deborah Dolan, and brother, Gerard and wife, Colleen. Raymond was also blessed with 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, from D'Errico Whitehorse Mercerville Chapel, 2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619, located in the Brenna Cellini facility. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church, 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton, NJ 08690. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, 1200 Cedar Lane, Hamilton, NJ 08610. Calling hours will be Thursday, Sept. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: United Fireman Association Widows and Children's Fund. www.ufanyc.org/fund, Gioblastoma Cancer Research. https://glioblastomafoundation.org Please visit Raymond's tribute page at www.derricofuneralhome.com D'Errico Whitehorse Mercerville Chapel 2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd. Hamilton, NJ 08619 (609) 587-9050
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Hamilton, NJ 08619
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