Brian T. Dolan

June 28, 1954January 14, 2020

Brian T. Dolan, age 65, of Tiverton, passed away Tuesday at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Monica (Tavares) Dolan. They were happily married for forty years and had just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past May, renewing their vows in Key West, Florida. He was also a very devoted father to his children, Angela and Brian.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Michael J. Sr. and Angela (Lapham) Dolan, he was a life-long resident of the area.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1972, he later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from the former SMU, and worked as a Telecommunications Manager at Commerce/Mapfre Insurance Co. for many years before retiring. A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed hiking, especially in Weetamoe Woods every Sunday with his brother Stephen and nephew David, kayaking, and snorkeling. He also enjoyed playing guitar and golf, and had strong interests in Native American and other history, as well as genealogy and ancestry. He was a member of the Rhode Island Canoe and Kayak Association. He was a bone marrow donor, and was also a connoisseur of horrible dad jokes.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Angela Fougere, and her husband Michael of Fall River; one son, Brian Dolan of Cambridge; four sisters, Marilyn Beauchemin, Arlene Andrews, Karen Rioux, and her husband Alan, and Maureen Martin; two brothers, Michael Dolan, Jr., and his wife Eva, Stephen Dolan, and his wife Lynn; sister-in-law Linda Garant, and her husband Steven, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Kathleen Gonsalves and Kevin Dolan.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 PM in the funeral home. Relatives and friends invited. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Friends of Dana-Farber, 450 Brookline Ave., SW120, Boston, MA 02215.


  • Friends of Dana-Farber



  • Visitation Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020


  • Burial Private


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Donna Berube

January 25, 2020

Remembering Brian as a peaceful sharing soul...seeing his genuine smiling face is perfect testimony to his life well lived. Remembering my St Joes' classmate from school days and reunion. He shared that his family traveled to his ancestral land of Ireland together.... so glad you have that memory. Go mbeannai Dia is Muire duit, May God and Mary bless you ... sadly Donna

Bill Hensley

January 25, 2020

As a kid growing up in Tiverton in the 80's and early 90's I remember Mr. Dolan as sort of a second father to me. I was always hanging out with his son Brian as we were good friends and we've kept in contact over the years even after my family moved to Maine. I remember my teenage years always spending a week or two in Rhode Island visiting (little) Brian, and I remember Mr. Dolan bringing me back up to Maine at the end of one of my summer week long visits one year. I remember how cool it was how he had a car-phone in his car! Cutting edge...

One of the last times I saw Mr. Dolan was about two years ago when I decided to stop by on a trip that I took in my electric car. I'm so happy I got to see him again one last time, but had I known that this would have been the last time that I would see him maybe I would have stayed a little longer.

My heart goes out to Brian, Angela, and Mrs. Dolan in their time of loss. Mr. Dolan was a great man and he will be missed. May God bless and be with you all.

Dawn Harrington

January 24, 2020

It was an absolute privilege working with Brian at Commerce/Mapfre. I have many memories of his smiling face and daily jokes. He was a mentor and a friend and he is truly missed. My condolences to the family.

Nancy Grant

January 22, 2020

To the Dolan family,
I am so sorry for your loss of your husband and dad! I worked under Brian at Commerce Ins. He always had a smile on his face and yes he was a jokester! He had us laughing quite often. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! May he Rest In Peace.
Nancy Grant


January 22, 2020

To Brian's family - I'm so very sorry to hear of Brian's passing. My heart is heavy, but I have to admit that it gave me a little chuckle at the line about 'bad dad jokes'.... Brian was known for bad 'Brian jokes' here at Mapfre too! And my personal favorite memory is Brian's sketch of the state of Massachusetts. That image will forever be etched in my mind and on my heart. Brian was a caring employee and a great person to work with. He will be sadly missed. God bless <3

Mike Devish

January 22, 2020

Brian was a great guy. Played golf with him for years in Wednesday night league. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.

Deb Mann

January 22, 2020

I worked with Brian for so many years. I bet his voice is still on some of the MAPFRE toll free numbers, guiding callers through the call tree. He always had a smile on his face and cared about people very much. He was a gentleman. To his family, I am so very sorry for your huge loss. May you find comfort that so many loved him too.

Karen Lloyd

January 22, 2020

Dear Dolan family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked under Brian many years ago at Commerce and remember him fondly. He was always a jokester. May he rest in peace. He will be missed by many, I’m sure.

Kathleen Madaras(Power)

January 21, 2020

For once am at a loss for words . I knew Brian for most of my life and I find it hard to believe that I will never see him again. He was always one of the first to RSVP to my reunions and when Michael would come home we always found the time to get together. My heart breaks for you Monica ,Angela and Brian. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend .❤✝

Doreen Hughes

January 19, 2020

Uncle Brian was always a great person, always reaching out to help others even when he wasn’t feeling his best. His thoughts were always on how others were doing and if they needed help, I’ve great memories of him and have they have been brought to surface this week. He would always have a corny joke to tell every time we met for any family occasion, my sincere condolences to Aunt Monica, Brian and Angela I’m sure you know he’s always with you, reminded you to stay safe and have fun.