Lois Dolan

Obituary of Lois E. Dolan

Lois Dolan was born in Orange, NJ and lived in Caldwell, NJ prior to moving to Mercer County. She passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Lawrenceville, NJ. Ms. Dolan retired from Governmental Affairs Dept. at Public Service Electric and Gas Co in Newark, NJ. Lois was known to be kind, smart, warm, curious, helpful and very independent. She had a reputation for standing up for herself and fighting her own battles. She was a proud yet humble human being and was a friend to all, often reaching out to help other seniors in her building. She was a devout Christian and a member of St. Ann’s Church in Lawrenceville. Lois was an avid reader and researcher, always up on the latest news, politics and popular culture. She loved being plugged into the world via her computer and was very competent in its use. Lois was also very stylish. She loved to dress up and always looked great with a sparkle in her eye. She loved her scarves and her silver shoes – and the color pink! She was also a lover of nature and animals especially her late dog, Rosebud who was her loving companion for many years. Lois was a fabulous, accomplished painter having studied art with various institutes and well-known artists in the area such as the Montclair Art Museum, Caldwell College, and The Old Mill in Tinton Falls, NJ under Geza Devey. She was also a pupil at the Art Centre of NJ under artist Al Bross of New Vernon, NJ. At that time the school was located in East Orange, NJ now with facilities at Riker Hill in Livingston, NJ where she painted with the art group. Lois is the mother of Phung Kim Trieu and grandmother to Elizabeth Agramonte and John Tran and great-grandmother to Mya, Eliana and Elias. And sister to the late Jack Dolan. She also leaves behind many cousins and their families who were always in her life and were always appreciated for their love and care during her life. Janice Gallagher Dolan, who was married to Patrick (deceased) and their children, Nadine Dolan Podd, her husband, Bill and their children, Colleen Dolan Hayes and her husband, Kent and their children. Doris Gallagher Flynn (Collins), who was married to Tom Flynn (deceased), Daniel Collins and his children, Steven Collins, Patty Chia Collins, her husband, Michael Cohen and their children, Glenn Collins and his wife, Bonnie and their children. Joan Gallagher Hines who was married to Joseph (deceased) and her children, Mary Goldsmith, her husband, Michael and their children, Jimmy Hines, his wife, Jen and their children and Nancy Donigan, her husband Joe and their children. Peggy Gallagher Burke married to Johnny (deceased) and their children, Lisa Jackson her husband, Joe & their children; Johnny Burke, his wife, Patty & their children; Eddie Burke, his wife, Teri & their children; Marybeth Schmidt, her husband, Toby & their children and Allison Wittman, her husband, Eric & their children. Joann Dunne Tutalo, her husband Lenny (deceased) and their children Kenny, Lauren & Christopher and their children. Linda Forina, Leonard Grundman and Scott Kusmick. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Due to the Covid Pandemic, we will have a Mass at a later date at St. Ann's Church in Lawrenceville, NJ, to be announced. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery Hanover, NJ on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 12 PM. We will ask family and friends to join in a celebration of her life - we hope to include her favorite scarfs as a theme. Website: There is a web page in memory of Lois. Please visit www.forevermissed.com and search Lois E. Dolan. Please add your photos and memories to honor her amazing life.
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