Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


Martin Joseph Dolan Jr.

October 28, 1928March 25, 2020

Martin J. Dolan Jr. of South Dennis, MA, passed away March 25th, 2020 at the age of 91.

Beloved father of Andrew J. Dolan of Arnaudville, LA, Jo Anne Dolan of Mandeville, LA and Martin J. Dolan III of South Yarmouth MA, grandfather of Daniel M. Dolan of Brewster, MA and Wyatt Dolan of Arnaudville, LA. He was predeceased by his wife Jacqueline in 2002.

Martin was born in 1928 in Washington D.C. the son of Martin J. Dolan, who immigrated as a boy from Galway, Ireland, and Ignatia Garside, a graduate of Rhode Island College of Education. Martin Jr. put himself through Providence College and Boston College, and served in the USAF, attaining the rank of Captain. After graduating from college and getting a start in his profession he met Jacqueline Graveline Gobeille, a Quebecois descendent, who was then working at a USO office, handling administration and entertainment bookings. He had a long career with the federal government as a lawyer and later as a federal administrative law judge.

Martin and Jacqueline raised three children, and together they enjoyed family camping trips, traveling around the United States visiting National and State Parks and Historic Sites. They began their family camping adventures in the late 1960’s, tent camping at Cape Cod’s Nickerson State Park. Martin and Jacqueline eventually retired on Cape Cod, where they spent many years enjoying the Cape and each other’s company. Martin will be missed by his children and grandsons, who feel blessed to have had him as a role model in fortitude and good humor.


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