OBITUARY

Patricia H. Dolan

January 2, 1929October 11, 2018

All of us have lost a loving wonderful wife, mother, sister, sister in law, aunt, great aunt , niece, grandmother, great grandmother and a surrogate to countless others Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Patricia Houlihan Dolan was granted with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Dolan: loving, devoted mother and mother- in - law to : Sara, Tricia ( John), Brigid ( Kurt), Franny ( Paul), loving grandmother to :Brigid (Chad) , Bob ( Jessica ), Martha ( Tom), Meghan ( Jake),Gerard ( Pachi ) , Tom ( Stephanie), Morgan (Xin Ying) , Mary ( Lucas), Will, Taylor and Turner. Amongst her great grandchildren, who called her Grammy : Ryan, Charlotte, Holly, Jack, Joe, Betsy and Andrew. Pat was also a dear aunt, sister, sister in law, cousin and niece. Pat loved life and lived it to its fullest; always was fun, witty, knowledgeable, and everyone brought her joy, love, laughter and happiness.

She lived how she died, Happy and Holy. We are grateful to family, friends, helpers and neighbors who gave their time to drive, cook, bake, clean, walk and hold her hand. Also, to those in a particular who lovingly sat and listened. Pat reminded us of why we should never forget the aged, the poor, the frail, the disabled, the lost, the dying and the power of prayer. Pat looked forward to joining her beloved husband, Tom, who she has missed and never forgotten. If you remember Tom, you’ll understand that Pat and Tom are going to have a warm and beautiful afterlife together. Pat is loved and will be missed. Her last memorial words will always live on : “ Pray and Thank you.”

Patricia H. Dolan’s precious life will be celebrated 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church, 1971 Dougherty Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122. Visitation will be from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. in St. Gerard Majella foyer. All are welcome.

Pat loved the following charities :

Caritas Connections PO Box 31072 St. Louis, MO 63131 Maryknoll Sisters PO Box 311 Maryknoll, NY 10545

St. Louis Metro Market 1644 Lotsie Blvd St. Louis, MO 63132

Brighter Days Scholarship C/O : John Stiles Saint Louis University 3500 Lindell Blvd. Fitzgerald Hall Room # 210 St. Louis, MO 63103

St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church 1971 Dougherty Ferry Road St. Louis, MO 63122

Pat kindly gifted her body to St. Louis University for science and research. And being an avid Cardinal fan, she hopes the Cards have a better year.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends & Family Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, October 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Patricia H. Dolan

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Colleen Signorelli

October 14, 2018

Our sympathy to all the family for the loss of an exceptional loving, beautiful person-in every sense. Pat and I became instant friends from the first time we met-not long ago- on the joyous occasion of our son's engagement to Mary Patricia. I enjoyed every minute I spent with her and looked forward to our conversations. We both got a good laugh when we showed up to Mary's bridal shower wearing the same dress! That sealed the deal! I loved asking her about her life and seeing the light in her eyes when she spoke of her love of her husband, children, grandchildren and church. Her warmth was felt by everyone around her and her love was genuine and true. I loved her sense of humor and determination. She made our family instantly feel loved and part of her circle of love. Although my time with her was brief, she made a powerful impact on me and I will never forget her. I'm so grateful to have know her. Pat, here's to you and how you lived and died- wonderful!
With love,
Colleen Signorelli

FROM THE FAMILY