Leo R. Nolan

4 août 192726 mars 2021

Leo R. Nolan 93, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Leo was born in Elizabeth, NJ to Leo and Mary Nolan. He served his country proudly in the US Army. He was a graduate of Edison Tech in Elizabeth, NJ. Leo worked for many years at Exxon in Bayonne and Linden. He was an avid sports enthusiast, enjoyed playing sports including Burry Biscuit Softball and Catholic Club Basketball. But most important to him was spending time with his family and friends. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Leo is predeceased by his parents Leo and Mary Nolan and his brothers John and Robert. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Madeline and his four children Leo and wife Eileen, Glenn, Cathy and husband Gary, and Kenneth and wife Laura, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed on our St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church website (click Livestream). The family asks that no guests come to the church, if you wish to attend please do so via the livestream. The Livestream will begin approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the funeral Mass on Tuesday March 30 at 10:00am.


A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com for the Nolan family.


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Leo R. Nolan


Carla Milia

6 avril , 2021

I met this beautiful man, "Grandpa", twice, and yet, his huge personality and welcoming manner made such a lasting impression! It's no surprise that his bride, "Grandma", his daughter, Cathy and the rest of the family are just as wonderful as he was! What a testament to a man who so loved life and the people in it! ❤❤


2 avril , 2021

I never would have learned to throw or catch a baseball or football but for Mr. Nolan. Not sure what I can still do today with any competence- it's been a long time. Thanks for the trips to the Polo grounds and other stadiums, to the Jersey shore and crabbing, and the backyard BBQs. RIP.

Suzanne & Gregg Wheatley

2 avril , 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Nolan. Always a presence in the stands at high school basketball games of Ken and Gregg. And even at games last year at CHS that Gregg was coaching.... forever with words of encouragement for the refs. Hugs to Mrs. Nolan, Ken & Laura, and the rest of the Nolan family.

Patti Atkins

31 mars , 2021

Mr. Nolan will be remembered for his amazing smile and hearty laugh. Our families have many wonderful memories while vacationing at Seaside Park.

My deepest condolences to Mrs. Nolan, Leo, Glenn, Kathy, Kenny and families.

Peace and love to you all,
Patti Atkins

Christopher Kuriawa

30 mars , 2021

We were very sadden by the loss of our neighbor, Leo.

He was a true gentleman and a wonderful person to speak with over the years. I became familiar with his passion for high school and college basketball shortly after moving to Cranford over 25 years ago. He was always fond of St. Anthony's in Jersey City. Throughout the years, we would have many enjoyable conversations discussing this subject. Those moments will be the ones I will miss the most.

When our son Bryan was younger during Halloween, after we finished taking him for Trick-Or-Treat, Leo and Madeline would always stop by and drop off a little assortment of candy for him. Over the years, Bryan would have many wonderful chats with Leo and loved the always confident Thumbs Up Leo gave him as he and Madeline went out for a drive.

His generosity reflected a wonderful neighbor who was always there for us over the years and will be greatly missed. We will always cherish our fond memories of him.

- The Kuriawa Family.

Dorothy Friedel Siravo

30 mars , 2021

Sending sincere condolences to Madeline and all the Nolan family. Lots of great memories ‘vacationing’ at the house in Roselle, swimming in the pool. Many holidays spent together at MomMom’s house; going to baseball and basketball games. Will always remember his beautiful blue eyes! Leo must have had the Grazulis genes - a life well lived with the perfect partner at his side. mila mila oxox

JoAnn Glowacky

30 mars , 2021

Bob and I send our condolences to Madeline and the entire Nolan family. Many wonderful memories of time spent at the Roselle house and both basketball and baseball venues. Loved the twinkle in his eyes and that great smile. A job well done!
the Glowacky family

JoAnn Maulshagen

29 mars , 2021

Cathy and family,
We are so sorry for your loss!
JoAnn, Tom and Matt Maulshagen

Stan and Patty Paradowski

29 mars , 2021

We send our love and caring thoughts to the Nolan Family. Leo is a great man and he loved his family and friends so much especially his grandchildren whose sporting events along with other events in their lives that he always attended. He and his wife Madeline raised 4 children who have succeeded in life due to the example they set. We are very fortunate that our daughter married one of their sons that we are proud to call our Son In Law, Ken. Thank you Leo and God Bless You and the rest of your family.
Stan and Patty Paradowski

Rita Labrecque

29 mars , 2021

Bob and I send our sincere sympathy to Madeline and family. Leo was such a happy guy with a great laugh! I remember many a late drive home after babysitting. You were both such fun to be around. I’m sure the Grandchildren will have many wonderful memories.