|RENO, NEVADA||DECEMBER, 2008||VOLUME LXXXVII|
|(December 10, 2008) More pictures added 12/25/2008 From the Providence
DOOLEY, JOHN J. 'JACK', 86, a long time resident of Cranston, passed away peacefully on December 5th at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Providence a son of the late Leo P. and Marion V. (Kenneally) Dooley.
He served in the 1st Marine Division during WWII and landed in the first wave at Pelilu as a squad leader, receiving both battle citations and the Purple Heart. He recovered from his wounds in time to take part in the successful battle for Okinawa.
John worked in the construction industry for more than fifty years, taking part in the erection of many landmark buildings throughout the state. He played football with the Swan Club in Providence and boxed as a heavy weight at the Rhode Island Auditorium in Providence after WWII. He was the oldest living member of the Providence YMCA.
Lou Gorman, former general manager of the Boston Red Sox and outstanding quarterback for the Swan Club, once described Red as 'the greatest football player in the state.' He was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan; Jack was a member of the Pawtuxet Athletic Club.
Jack leaves three brothers, William J. Dooley of Warwick, Leo P. Dooley of Lincoln and Kenneth R. Dooley of Sarasota, Fl., and many devoted nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Eileen F. Drottz, Margaret Malone, Lawrence and Paul Dooley.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9am from BELLOWS-FALSO FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Rd., Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Jude Church Front St., Lincoln at 10am. Burial with Military Honors will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Relatives and friends are invited and may call MONDAY 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. For directions and guest book visit www.bellowsfh.com
|(December 24, 2008)
Kathy gave us herself and all of us a scare Tuesday night with symtoms reminding us of a stroke! Sure but not really sure it was nothing, Ann and I took her into Sutter Roseville at 7:00 p.m. They put a nitro glycerin pill under her tongue and presto, no more pain, numbness or shortness of breath. Hmmmm, that could mean cardiac problems and with her father and brother's heart history they decided to keep her overnight. CAT scan, stress tests, EKG, thousands of blood samples and 24 hours later they determined it to be acid reflex and low potassium. Thank god for insurance and glad she has a pretty clean bill of health.