Francis “Frank” Dolan of Methuen, MA


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US Air ForceFrank J. Dolan, 72, of Methuen, MA formerly of Dracut, and Lowell, MA died peacefully Monday evening, March 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at his home.

He was happily married to Elaine (Rondeau) Dolan with whom he would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on May 2, 2016.

Born in Lowell, MA on Sept. 20, 1943, he was a son of the late Francis and Catherine (McCann) Dolan. He was raised in Billerica and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1962. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Franklin Pierce College in 1985.

Frank served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War attaining the rank of E-4.

Over the years he was employed with John Hancock Life Insurance Co as a Life Insurance Agent, Wang Laboratories in Lowell and the Internal Revenue Service.

He previously owned and operated Jimmy’s Restaurant and Pizza House in Dracut with his brother Stephen. He had worked part time at Dolan Funeral Home.

Frank was a communicant of St. Lucy Church in Methuen and St. Frances Church in Dracut, MA.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kristine LeMay and her husband Mark of Tyngsboro, MA, Jennifer Gedrich and her husband Christopher of Dracut, MA; a son, Michael Dolan of Hooksett, NH; three brothers and their wives, James F. and Maura (Linehan)Dolan of Chelmsford, Raymond T. and Susan (Borneman) Dolan of Pepperell and Stephen P. and Carol (Saffie) Dolan of Dracut, MA; his foster sister, Jean (Plunkett)(Westbrook) Parrot of Cleveland, GA;  his father in-law, Ernest J. Rondeau of Lowell, MA; two brothers in-law and their wives, Donald E. and JoAnne (Landry) Rondeau of Shrewsbury, MA and Normand R. and Mary F. (Paquin) Rondeau of Dracut, MA; eleven grandchildren, Shaunna, Lauren, Aaron, Jared and Matthew LeMay all of Tyngsboro, Ashley, Amanda, Meghan and Jonathan Gedrich all of Dracut, MA, Braden and Liam Dolan of Dracut, MA and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Sun. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Mon. at 10 AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford.  Memorials may be made in his memory to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611-3201





March 13, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home


March 14, 2016
11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. JEAN says:

    Loved you forever little bro.we will be together were my shadow growing up.wonderful memories never forgotten.xxxxxxx jean

  2. Dodie LaPlante says:

    I’m so sorry Elaine. God bless and keep you. Dodie

  3. Paul Teague says:

    Thanks, Frank, for being a great friend, from the old neighborhood, grammar school, high school and beyond. We shared so many of those rites of passage in adolescence. And as adults, though we didn’t see each other as much as we wanted to, we continued to enjoy our conversations and shared many a laugh. Great times, great memories. Our best to Elaine and family. Our thoughts continue to be with them.

    Paul and Pat Teague

  4. Steve and Janice Lyons says:

    Steve and family
    We are very sorry to hear about Frank. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Dick Faucher says:

    To Elaine and family:

    I will always remember the occasional Saturday Morning coffees I had with Frank at his restaurant in Dracut. He liked those lighthouses…

    Gerri and I send our sincere condolences.

  6. Leone A. Larson says:

    My respectful condolences to the extended Dolan family. I went to Mortuary school with Jimmy, and Kathy became a good friend. I remember eating at Jimmy’s and Frank’s friendly face!
    I wish you peace.
    Leone A. Larson

  7. Harvey Beaudette says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I will always cherish Frank as a dear friend and wonderful human being. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Linda D. Martin says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss, Frank was a very special Man and a pleasure to work with. He is so missed here in Campus Support. He was a ray of sunshine all the time.

  9. Roberta Shugrue Woelfel says:

    So sorry to hear of Frank’s. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your children during this difficult time.

  10. sheila sullivan says:

    Dear Elaine & Family Was so sorry to hear about Frank, what a wonderful man. I remember how kind he was to my Mom, always asking about her health and making sure she got her senior discount.
    Hang on to all your happy memories, go back to them when you need them most.

  11. Jerelyn Copeland says:

    My condolences to the Dolan family. Remember Frank from Jimmy’s and Twin Meadows. He was always so friendly.

  12. Paul and Flo LaCedra says:

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Dolan family. to Elaine,Jen,Kris,Mike Ray,Jim,Steve.There will be no shortage of memories with Frank, when we first met we were around 11 years old and remained friends through the years. the good times and travels we had were many. knowing Frank as well as I did I can say the grace of GOD truly lived within the heart and soul of frank.and I believe for that he will be rewarded in heaven. Good by to you my trusted friend R.I.P. Paul and Flo LaCedra

  13. Morin's says:

    Mike and Family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Your father is an amazing man cause we see it you. He will always be with you.
    John & Lisa

  14. David Rutkowski says:

    Frank was a really nice guy he always said hello to me when he was walking into work on nights I always referred to him as “Frankie” my sincerest sympathies go to his family

  15. Jim and Maryellen Sampson says:

    Many condolences to the families and extended family and friends!
    In times like these we feel sorrow but we should also feel joy for the
    many memories our loved ones have given us.
    Will keep you all in our prayers

  16. Diane Bujnowski says:

    Frank, May you spread those wings and fly high watching over your family! You were always a family man, doing great things for them and your wife, as well as making sure all were taken care of! May you rest in peace!
    God Bless!
    Diane Bujnowski

  17. JEAN PARROTT says:

    Dear little brother I was always so proud of you and was blessed to have been your foster sister all these were born a blessing and remained that way your whole life. A piece of my heart goes with you until we are together again. Much love and support to Elaine the girls and Mike.I love you.

  18. Carol Marr says:

    Working with Frank and getting to know his family was an honor and a great experience. Sorry to all of you for your lose and I hope you can find solace in the fact that he is at peace now.

  19. Tom Hughes says:

    My sincere condolences to a wonderful family.

    Cousin Tom.

  20. Kathy and George LaBranche says:

    Dear Mike and family,
    Please accept our sincerest condolences on your Dad’s passing. It is always hard to lose a parent but know that he will always be looking down on you and taking care of you. He is your guardian angel.

    Always, Kathy and George L.

  21. Diane Keohane says:

    Kris and family, my heart goes out to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Diane Keohane and family

  22. Nathalie porter says:

    Many condolences to the families and extended family and friends! No one will ever forget the smiles, the laughs and the advice from Frank! His amazing icon Jimmys pizza and famous haddock are all part of our childhoods! He was always a joy to be around and kept this Irish smiles eyes wherever he went. My folks are also deeply saddened by this loss and send prayers and love.

  23. jerry swanson says:

    Dear Jim,
    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother Frank.
    Sincerely, Jerry and Jeannie Swanson

  24. Mike Dolan says:

    Thank you dad! Please watch over us now and forever. You are so amazing and I will have my memories of us for a lifetime. So get your wings and fly! I have never felt so proud.

    Love you Dad

  25. Wesley Jackson says:

    Dearest friends, Although we cannot be with you at this time, please know that you are in our hearts and prayers.
    Frank was more than a just a friend, and we cherish our times with him and Elaine. You all will be in our thoughts
    Sunday and Monday, as well as in the days and weeks ahead.
    Much love and God’s blessings.
    Wes and Diane Jackson

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