Patricia A. Dolan

June 13, 2008

Patricia A. Dolan

PATRICIA A.”PATTY” DOLAN – in Woburn,at home, Friday, June 13th, beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Bourque) Dolan. Dear sister of Judith M. Dolan of VT. Loving aunt of Ashley Lampman, Jessika Gibbs, Michael, Maria and Morgan Dolan and Lawrence Gibbs. Beloved and dear friend of Dominic Talone of Woburn. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, June 18th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Interment in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Concord. Donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.



Patricia A. “Patty” Dolan, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly, at home, on Friday, June 13th. The beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Bourque) Dolan, she was sixty years of age. Patty, as she was well known, was born in Waltham, but Woburn has been her home since she was a young child. She attended the White School and graduated from Woburn High School in 1965. Patty continued her education at Lowell University and later transferred to the University of Massachusetts in Boston, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1970. After receiving her degree, she embarked on a twenty year career with the New England Telephone Company as a Customer Representative and was a member of the Pioneers of America.

Patty was an extraordinary person, with a tremendous sense of compassion and caring for others. Although she held herself to a very high standard of values and ethics, she was extremely understanding of others shortcomings and had the unique ability to make people feel like they were the only ones in the world. Especially generous to everyone, Aunt Pudgy, as she was lovingly known by her family, was particularly giving to her nieces and nephews. Patty was a very gifted artist with both oils and acrylics. In addition to having a great love of the arts, she loved the beach, balloon festivals, shopping and children.

Throughout her adult life, she suffered from an intense case of chemical sensitivity and chose to advocate for people suffering with the same affliction. Her advocacy work often included speaking for a safer environment.

Patty was a woman who truly had a great love of life and she will be sadly missed by all those with whom she shared that love.

Patty was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Margaret (Bourque) Doaln.

She is lovingly survived by her sister, Judith M. Dolan of VT, her nieces and nephews, Ashley Lampman, Jessika Gibbs, Michael, Maria and Morgan Dolan and Lawrence Gibbs and her beloved and dear friend, Dominic Talone of Woburn. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, June 18th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Interment in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Concord. Donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


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  1. Hi Judy

    It is so hard to beleive Patti is gone she was so awesome of a friend all my life since we have knnown each other since 15 she will be in my heart forever she was so loving and caring such a lovely women loved everyone also Judy please reach me do not have your address thank you God Bless you Linda

  2. Irene Novia
    My deep sympathy goes to Pat, family and friends. May her love and her good deeds live forever in the hearts of her loves ones…
    God Bless Patricia forever. Rest in Peace -Amen


    Pat Dolan was a friend to everyone. She, a victim of cancer from toxic inhalants, losing her tongue, much of her air way passage and neck and also part of her collar bone and told she only had 3 months to live. I was in her room, after surgery, visiting my best friend, Pat to comfort her and give moral support. She, when regaining consciousness begged me to tell her what I could see that they did to her lifting the veil, as no dressing could be applied. The horrific deformity in her neck area made me cry and I vowed to her that I would pray to St Jude that he would extend her life expectancy and consistently sent her perpetual spirituals for the living from St. Jude. She until last year was cancer-free a span of more than 25 or 30 years I cannot recall now. Last year she said the cancer was back. She kept losing weight due to the fact that the air passage, which had always necessitated pureeing food to a liquid, now would not even accept that liquid nourishment. She has helped me with my trials here at Seville, guiding me and referring me to almost every agency she hoped would keep me from the horrors that she had gone through fighting for her life all these years. Through the help of all her wonderful doctors who prolonged her life. Oh Patty thanks for your helping as I have been calling you to tell you I finally have a glimmer of hope of help and now you are gone.

    Pat, all through her trials was constantly speaking at seminars she could travel to and consulted with many government agencies always in helping others. She also counseled victims all over the United States helping them protect themselves and giving them agencies from which they could get the advice and action necessary so as to avoid what she had experienced at the hands of an employer. Due to the toxins permeating into her work area through air vents after extended exposure Pat developed the horrible cancer and this end result.

    She even when fighting for her life always over extended her self and always was helping others in need.

    Pat was very spiritual and in these last years composed much poetry which she once thought of having me type it for her to publish, but then withdrew her papers saying she would when the time was right give them all to a publisher. I have contact the funeral home to inform her sister Jude of this portfolio so she might publish it even now after Pat’s passing. I, when reading her compositions, felt they were truly divine messages and conveyed my feeling to Pat who affirmed that at the time of these compositions she felt she was in communion with Jesus and she was his instrument. She was truly a spiritually gifted and wonderful friend. She was my friend and on many occasions when I was in need due to being without a health aid, Pat was my caregiver, she was my confidant, she was my on many occasions a spiritual counselor. She always accepted me for what I was and not what she wanted me to be, she accepted each and every person for what God had created them to be and I will miss her terribly. She was more like a sister to me always stepping in when I needed assistance. I LOVE YOU PAT AS MY ONE AND ONLY SISTER! YOU WERE MY FRIEND IN GOOD TIMES BUT MOST IMPORANTLY WHEN ALL OTHER FRIENDS DESERTED ME, YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME. MY PAIN IS SELFISH AT LOSING YOU AND IS IMMENSE BUT KNOWING THAT OUR LORD IS ENFOLDING YOU IN HIS ARMS AND YOU ARE NOT SUFFERING ANY LONGER HELPS TO CALM ME! I LOVE YOU PAT AND WILL MISS YOU AND PRAY THAT MY TEARS SUBSIDE. I LOVE YOU SO AND I WILL TRY MY BEST TO HELP DOMENIC. I WILL FRAME YOUR PICTURE AND PUT IT WHERE I WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO SEE YOU AS I DID MAC AND GERT AND I WILL KEEP YOU ON EXPOSITION FOR ALL TO SEE YOUR SAINTLY IMAGE, I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS AND I WILL ESPECIALY KEEP YOU LOVINGLY IN MY HEART. I MISS YOU SO ALREADY.


  4. From Linda[Anderson} Kurowski
    Pat and i go way back very close friends since we had been 15 Pat has been the best friend any one could ever know she was so caring and always took time for everyone no matter how things were for herself and she had been threw so much health issues and always showed so much love towards everyone
    I will miss Pat so very much some day we will meet again The Lord took you home in Heaven now my good freind God Bless you miss you alot Linda

  5. Another angel has been taken from this earth and returned to God. Patty definitely was an angel, with her kind and devout manner, always putting the troubles of others, before her own. She reached out to help her fellow men and women and prayed with and for each one. I will miss her terribly. She certainly shall be blessed in heaven because she did more than her share while on this earth to make the load lighter for many of us. May God bless Patty and enfold her in his arms. From Mary Higgins

  6. Lola Pierce 6-17-08

    Dear Judy,

    It is with deepest sadness to learn of your sister’s passing. My heart goes out to you, your family and friends.

    I met Pat through a mutual friend a couple of years ago and then very surprised to meet her again at our cancer support group. She was an inspiration to us all there, knowing all the hell she’s been through with all her medical problems. She will leave a void and will be dearly missed.

    And to you Dominic,
    we knew of her deep affection for you and how much she cared.
    You, too, have lost someone very special.

    Rest in peace, dear Pat.

    With heartfelt sympathy to all,

    Lola Pierce

  7. A Better Place

    She’s in a better place right now Than she’s ever been before; All pain is gone; she’s now at rest; Nothing troubles her anymore.

    It’s we who feel the burden of
    Our sadness and our grief;.
    We have to cry, to mourn our loss, Before we get relief.

    We know we’ll reconnect with her At the end of each life’s road; We’ll see her cherished face again When we release our earthly load.

    Original Poem By Joanna Fuchs

  8. From Roberta Boyd King

    I’ve known Pat most of my life. We both graduated from Woburn High in 1965 and from UMass in 1970. Pat was an absolutely amazing person and one of the kindest and most sensitive people I’ve ever known. She was always interested in the other person and made everyone around her feel special.

    Her talents and enthusiasm for life were boundless. Even with all her health problems, she was always bright and cheerful.

    When my husband died several years ago, someone wrote to me, “I will miss him from this life.” That’s how I feel about Pat. I will miss her from this life. She was truly extraordinary. I love you, Pat.

  9. Pat was a very enthusiastic person.About the accomplishments and love shown to her by her late
    parents.About her sister,her nephews and nieces,her Dominic and
    the care she was shown by many health professionals-traditional and alternative for so long.
    En’theos = enthusiasm meaning
    “from God ” whom you are now with.
    Joe Lyons , MACI

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