Arthur Joseph Dolan Sr.

July 25, 1922July 26, 2018
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SANDWICH- Arthur Joseph Dolan, Sr. 96, of Sandwich, formerly of Hanson and Quincy, MA was welcomed into heaven on July 26, 2018. He was the loving husband of Kathleen L. (Hayes) Dolan, father of Arthur J. Dolan Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Sandwich, Stephen Dolan and his wife, Jane, of Mashpee, and Mary Dolan Falcone and her husband, Gene, of Belmont. His legacy will live on forever through his 5 granddaughters-Norway,Sinead, and Krysta Dolan and Erin and Sophia Falcone. Arthur is also survived by many nieces and nephews and is predeceased by his parents Mary and John Dolan of Quincy, his siblings Jack, Frank, Anne, Bernice, Edward, and Marie, and his precious infant daughter Bernice Dolan. His is survived by his sister Marjorie Doolin of Rockland.

A graduate of Quincy High School, Art proudly served his country as an Air Force veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. After his military service, he graduated from Boston College and went on to enjoy a successful career in the insurance industry as then as an investigator for the state of MA.

Art was happiest at home enjoying time with his devoted wife Kay, his children, and his extended family. He loved to cook big country breakfasts for his frequent guests, and was widely known as the best apple pie baker on the Cape. Deeply devoted to his faith, Art regularly attended Mass, always with abiding faith, and he volunteered many hours at the Adoration Chapel at Corpus Christi parish. His biggest smiles were reserved for his 5 beautiful granddaughters, and he was fortunate to be with them through the years as they’ve grown into beautiful young women.

The White Mountains of New Hampshire served as Dad’s backyard as a young man where he enjoyed camping and hunting with his buddies. Serving as their camp “chef” prepared Dad for the many thousands of blueberries pancakes and sunny-side eggs he would happily cook over his long life. He also enjoyed the Cape, and that’s where he met his wife, his beloved Kathleen. Their marriage of 58 years has provided the strong foundation that has kept our family resilient through all the joys and sorrows of life.

Art’s best days were when he could make others happy. As kids, he would load as many neighborhood kids as could fit into the VW Van for a trip to Boston for bleacher seats and ice cream at Fenway Park. Dad was the father who played in the water at Menauhant beach and Cranberry Cove, delighting in the happy screams of summer splashes with his signature “dump truck” dives and cannon balls. Cooking holiday meals were his specialty, and his coveted apple pie was legendary. (Sorry Uncle Eddie, Aunt Marie, and Aunt Marjorie.)

Eternally optimistic, Dad’s glass was always (more than!) half-full. He loved his family, his country, and God. May he rest in the peace he so richly deserves.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home at 154 Rt. 6A in Sandwich from 4-7pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Corpus Christi Parish in East Sandwich at 11am followed by interment at 12:45pm at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arthur's memory to: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 81, P.O. Box 2319, Falmouth, MA 02540 Attn: Commander Nancy Ross.


  • Kathleen L Dolan, Wife
  • Arthur J. Dolan Jr., Son
  • Lisa Dolan, Daughter-in-law
  • Stephen Dolan, Son
  • Jane Dolan, Daughter-in-law
  • Mary Falcone, Daughter
  • Gene Falcone, Son-in-law
  • Norway Dolan, Granddaughter
  • Sinead Dolan, Granddaughter
  • Krysta Dolan, Granddaughter
  • Erin Falcone, Granddaughter
  • Sophia Falcone, Granddaughter
  • Marjorie Doolin, Sister
  • Arthur is also survived by many nieces and nephews and is predeceased by his parents Mary and John Dolan of Quincy, his siblings Jack, Frank, Anne, Bernice, Edward, and Marie, and his precious infant daughter Bernice Dolan.


  • Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Arthur Joseph Dolan Sr.

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Steven Kissell

August 25, 2018

Some of my fondest memories where spending time with the Dolan family. Mr. Dolan had the patience of a saint. I remember the time we turned his yard into a dirt bike track dirt and dust flying everywhere he seemed to enjoy the Mayhem

Michael Fagnant

August 15, 2018

To the Dolan family, Im so sorry to hear about the lost of your dad. Thinking of you in these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Michael & Joanne Fagnant

MJ Murphy

July 31, 2018

I'm so sad to hear about your loss. I always loved talking to Uncle Art. Loved his soft spoken kind voice. Sending my love to the Dolan family. Thinking and praying for all of you. Love MJ Murphy


Dad in his Air Force uniform. 1944?


AJ and Lisa’s Wedding 2016


Mom and Dad and Seamus