Billy E. Dolin
January 30, 1924 – November 9, 2019
Billy E. Dolin, age 95, of Swansea, passed away Saturday, November 09, 2019 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Mary N. (Fonseca) Dolin.
Born and raised in Ottawa, West Virginia a son of the late Dan and Jamie (Stolling) Dolin, he was a longtime resident of Swansea.
A graduate of Diman Regional Technical Vocational High School, he was a Veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II. He underwent training at the Norfolk Naval Base and served aboard the U.S.S. Constellation and the U.S.S. Beatty. While enlisted in the service he drove a cab and was a short order cook.
Mr. Dolin was the owner and operator of Dolin Electric for many years and was the electrical Inspector for the town of Swansea until the age of 87. He was the Chief Maintenance Operations Officer at the Veterans Administration before his retirement.
A 76 year member of the American Legion, he was Commander of Post 311, Seekonk and Post 303, Swansea. A two time District Commander and Judge Adjutant for District 9 Bristol County he was Department Aid to Department Commander Leo Bernier, a Department Sargent Commander, POW Chairman from 1985 through 2014, POW Vice Chairman since 2014 and Chair Emeritus and POW Post 303 Judge Adjutant for the past 20 years. An avid traveler, he enjoyed playing cards and visiting Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Dias and her husband Anthony of Westport and Linda Taylor of Fall River; two sons, Gerald “Gene” Dolin and his wife Joyce of Swansea and James Dolin of Somerset; twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Norman Dolin and Bruce “Skip” Loudin, brother of the late Othar Dolin and Lillian Aleshire and grandfather of the late Nathan “Nate” Taylor.
His Funeral will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Contributions in his honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. Burial in Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Tiverton.
309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452
- Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, November 15, 2019
- Burial with Military Honors Friday, November 15, 2019
Billy E. Dolin
November 14, 2019
With love & respect, rest in heavenly peace Pepe'. I will miss your smiling face.
November 12, 2019
Rest in Peace. We will miss you.
Mary "Sugar" White
Past Department President
American Legion Aux.
Department of Massachusetts
November 11, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the good family of Billy Dolin. A true stand-up guy and someone who, as everyone who knew him says: exemplified a person of honor and trust.
Billy was the heart and soul of our Legion post and we will miss our comrade.
His family should take comfort in knowing that Billy is still looking over them from a place of peace and honor.
May God bless Billy Dolin and his family.
November 10, 2019
One of the nicest men I've ever met in my life. Thank you for your service! and kindness. I knew him as the Swansea electrical inspector when I covered the town for The Herald News way back when. My condolences to his family.