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Nancy E Dolan

October 01, 1933 - June 19, 2021

Obituary For Nancy E Dolan

Walls for the wind, and a roof for the rain, and drinks beside the fire - laughter to cheer you and those you love near you, and all that your heart may desire!

Nancy E (Flynn) Dolan, 87, of Amesbury and formerly of Peabody and Salem, passed peacefully Saturday morning with her family by her side at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert J Dolan with whom she shared over 68 years of marriage.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late James and Louise (Casey) Flynn, she was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of St. James High School, class of 1951. Upon her marriage to Robert, she moved to Peabody and lived there for over 48 years. She has spent the last 20 years living in Amesbury.

Nancy was employed for over 40 years as an administrative assistant with the United States Federal Government for the FAA and IRS before retiring in 1999.

In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, bowling, and did volunteer work for the meals on wheels program in Amesbury. While living in Peabody, the Dolan family was known to have several pool parties for the neighbors, family, and friends. Her favorite activity though was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and sharing in all their endeavors. She will be dearly missed by all.

Nancy is survived by her loving children, Paul and his wife Sara Dolan of Amesbury, Cheryl Dolan and her husband Jim DeWolf of Merrimac, Beth Dolan, Linda and her husband Bob Birmingham, and Julie Dolan, all of Amesbury, and is also survived by her devoted nine grandchildren, Mike and Dan Dolan, Liz and Brendan DeWolf, Kim, Colleen, and Bobby Liffers, and Patrick and Brian Birmingham, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three brothers and sister, Donald, James, and William Flynn, and Louise Brennan.

Following cremation, visiting hours will be held on Friday from 9:00 AM until 11:45 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Mass at 12:00 PM at St. Ann’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Cedar Grove, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451-1991 or at www.lungusa.org.

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I loved the time I spent working with Nancy at the FAA - in that time I got to learn about her kids and grand kids - but never imagined that we would both end up in Amesbury and I would have occasions to get to spend time with her family. She cat sat for me the week I moved to Amesbury - just one of her ways of caring and connecting. I was sorry to not be able to be at her services - wrapping you all in love and prayer with the hurt of goodbye and the gift of having loved and been loved by her.
- Joan MacPherson
It's been years since I've seen you all, but I quickly recognized your mom. Sending sincere sympathy along to your family Cheryl. Your great family memories will bring you joy! God Bless you all. Linda (Craig) Durgin
- Linda Durgin
Nancy and Bob were a valuable part of the Amesbury Senior Center back when we were in the old elementary school on 9 School St. Bob was a Meals on Wheels driver and Nancy prepared the meals to be distributed. Their service to Amesbury's older adults wont be forgotten. Doreen Arnfield, Council on Aging Director
- Doreen Arnfield
I will miss Aunt Nancy. She was a shining light throughout my life. And sadly the last of a generation. Rest in peace Nancy. Condolences to all my Dolan cousins. Your devotion was inspiring. Sheila
- Sheila Hansen

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