Berkeley Heights, NJ
Nora Dolan died peacefully with her family by her side at Overlook Hospital on Sunday, November 11th, 2018. She was 80 years old.
Nora was born in Glantane, Co. Cork, Ireland, a daughter to the late Nora and Denis O’Riordan. After immigrating to the US in 1957, she married Seamus Dolan (deceased ’90) in 1960 raising their children in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, NY. She later moved to Madison, NJ in 1994 before moving to Berkeley Heights 7 years ago. She was a faithful communicant of Our Lady of Angels in Brooklyn, NY and St. Vincent Martyr in Madison, NJ.
Nora was a devoted wife and mother and an avid lover of animals. Over the years, she worked as a home-aide assisting many of her Brooklyn neighbors, volunteered as an elections poll-officer for over twenty years and devoted time to the local hospitals.
Nora was predeceased by her eldest daughter Noreen and is survived by her two sons, James and his wife Stephanie and Brian and his wife Mary Ellen, and a daughter Colette and her husband Robert Thomson. She is also survived by five siblings; Elizabeth Twomey, Sheila Pedote, Katherine Carroll, Mary O’Callaghan and Patrick O’Riordan, along with her eight grandchildren James, Emily, Catherine, Brian, Corinne, Jack, Robbie and Liam, Nora has many loving nieces and nephews living throughout the US and Ireland.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 from 3:00pm – 8:00pm at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, 250 Bebout Avenue, Stirling, NJ at 9:30am. Disposition will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
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