The funeral service for Mary Foley Dolan, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers, Minn. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mary Foley Dolan, 90, died Monday, April 16, 2012.
Mary Foley Dolan was born Oct. 17, 1921, on the family farm south of Murdock, to Rose (Gilronan) and John Foley, the sixth of seven children. She grew up on the family farm, attending country school at Chippewa County Louriston Township District 38, one year of high school in Maynard, and graduated from Murdock High School in 1940. On Nov. 30, 1946, she married Frank Dolan. They farmed in the Danvers area for 40 years prior to Frank's death in 1989. Following Frank's death, Mary remained on the family farm for seven years, then moved to the new Scofield Place apartments in Benson in 1996. Since October of 2010, she resided at the Glen Oaks Care Center in New London.
Mary was active in her parish as a member and officer of Altar and Rosary Society, she served on the Visitation Parish church council. She served as Eucharistic Minister and choir member for many years, she was active in the Befriender Ministry, and the Ministry of Praise Prayer Chain. Mary also served along with her husband as a 4-H leader.
Mary worked for 13 years in the dietary department at the Meadow Lane Healthcare center.
Mary enjoyed cooking, dancing, card playing, gardening, crocheting, knitting, reading and entertaining family and friends. Mary also enjoyed playing the piano and her gift of music follows her family today. She was a member of Glen Oaks chapter of the Red Hat Society.
With her caring heart, welcoming smile, and unwavering faith, Mary touched all those around her. She attained the age of 90 years, 5 months and 30 days.
Mary is survived by her children, two sons, Daniel (Barbara) of Rapid City, S.D., and Timothy (Debra) of Winthrop; five daughters, Margaret (Greg) Harp of New London, Patricia (Timothy) Lawler of Rochester, Frances (Dana) Miller of New London, Mary Beth (Kurt) Angstman of Rochester and Rose (Dallas) Hallberg of West Lafayette, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Art (Mary Ann) Dolan of River Falls, Wis.; brother-in-law, Leo Hughes of Chatfield; and sister-in-law, Barb Dolan of Dover.
Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Rose Foley; her beloved husband, Frank; and all of her brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, with a Rosary service at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Obituary and photo from Rochester Post Bulletin, Apr. 19, 2012.