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Helen B. "Eileen" (Concannon) Dolan
September 20, 2022


DOLAN, Helen B, (Concannon) known by friends and loved ones as Eileen, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at the age of 83. Eileen was a long-time resident of Roslindale and West Roxbury. Eileen was born in Co. Roscommon, Ireland on April 24, 1939 to Patrick and Mary (Lennon) Concannon. In 1956, at the age of 17, she bravely ventured from her home and beloved family to make a life for herself in America. Eileen’s sister, Maisie Gaffey joined her in Boston and for the next 64 years they were inseparable. Eileen met Charles Dolan the love of her life, in 1959. They had four children, Cathy, Susan, Nancy and Bill. Charles passed away suddenly in 1980.

Eileen was a devout Catholic and parishioner at Holy Name of West Roxbury. Eileen loved walks in the Arb and in her neighborhood. She enjoyed a good conversation with friends and loved ones over a cup of tea. She had endless energy and was always cleaning and fixing up her house.

Eileen loved dearly and was very loved by her family and friends. She leaves behind her 4 loving children; Cathy Spahr of Yarmouth, Susan MacDonald and her husband Brian of Attleboro, Nancy Dolan of Norwood and Bill Dolan and his wife Carrie of Texas and her eight cherished Grandchildren, her dear siblings Bridie (deceased), Tom, Bernie, and Maisie and so many more.

Relatives and fiends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday, September 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Holy Name Church at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The Home for Little Wanderers.
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Gormley Funeral Service
2055 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132