|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1928|
|Death: ||May 27, 2011|
Helen Whelan Doolan - SAVANNAH - Helen Whelan Doolan, 82, died Friday, May 27, 2011. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church with burial following at Catholic Cemetery.
Published in Savannah Morning News on Saturday, May 28, 2011
Helen Marie Whelan Doolan - SAVANNAH - Helen Marie Whelan Doolan of Savannah, Georgia, passed away peacefully Friday, May 27, 2011. Born on July 20, 1928 in Savannah, she was the daughter of the late Edward James Whelan, M.D. and Louise Young Whelan. She was educated in the Savannah parochial schools, graduating from Sacred Heart School and St. Vincent's Academy. She received a BS degree in nursing education from Mount St. Agnes College and Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a nursing supervisor of the psychiatric ward of the old St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah; associate supervisor of nursing for Jackson County Hospital in Seymour, Indiana; and a private duty nurse in Spartanburg, SC. After retiring in 1986, she moved with her husband Bill to Hilton Head, SC. In 2005, Helen Marie and Bill returned home to Savannah to live at The Marshes of Skidaway Island. Helen Marie was a devoted lifelong member of the Catholic Church, and a parishioner of St. James Church. Her sweet smile and caring nature kept her on a constant watch for someone she could help in some way. Most important in her life were her family, faith, and friends. Helen Marie was preceded in death by her brother Dr. Edward James Whelan, Jr. and sister Jacqueline Whelan Colcock. She is survived by her husband William S. Doolan Sr.; her children William S. Doolan Jr. of Savannah, GA, James P. Doolan (Stephanie) of Seymour, IN, Cindy D. Murphy (Walter) of Savannah, GA, Shelley M. Doolan of Taylors, SC, Brent W. Doolan (Cindy) of Charlotte, NC, Colleen D. Gilmore (Chatt) of Spartanburg, SC, and C. Suzanne Doolan of Atlanta, GA; and twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law E. Eloy Doolan (Connie) and sister-in-law Beth N. Whelan, and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the care and compassion provided by the staff at The Marshes, The Oaks, and Hospice Savannah. Visitation: 5:00pm-7:00pm, Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Fox and Weeks Hodgson Chapel with rosary service at 6:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 am, Monday, May 30, 2011 at St. James Catholic Church with the Reverend Mark Ross, celebrant. Interment will follow at the Catholic Cemetery. Remembrances: St. Vincent's Academy, Benedictine Military School, or donor's choice.
Published in Savannah Morning News from May 28 to Sunday, May 29, 2011
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Record added: May 28, 2011
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