Charles F. Dolan (February 27, 1942 - January 05, 2019)

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Charles F. Dolan
  • February 27, 1942
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  • January 05, 2019

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Charles F. Dolan, “Ted”, 76, of Fort Myers, passed away January 5, 2019, at Lee Memorial Hospital. Born February 27, 1942 in Providence, RI., he was the son of William J. Dolan and Gertrude Feeney. He was a Pawtucket Police Officer from 1964 until his retirement as a Captain in 1987. He was invited to attend a police training course at the FBI academy in 1976. He graduated from Tolman High School in Pawtucket, RI. in 1960, where he was a standout baseball player. Surviving are his loving wife Rosemary of 46 years and his daughter Kelly (Peter) Mitchell. In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by two siblings Maureen Smith of Tampa, FL., and Vincent (Joann) Dolan of Mississippi. He was also the brother of the late WIlliam J. Dolan II and Thomas Dolan of Essex, CT. Ted was dearly loved by many nieces and nephews. Baldwin Brothers Affordable Cremations, Fort Myers, assisted with arrangements. 

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  1. Kevin Harty says:
    15 Jan 2019
    So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I remember all the times he would help us out at the DMV, and always had a story afterwards that would make you laugh. I will never forget that smile and laugh and the stories on St. Patrick's Day. RIP Teddy.

  2. Ted and Laurie Randall says:
    14 Jan 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Rosemary and Kelly. We will always remember Ted's leadership, dedication, humor, and everything he ever did for us. Ted inspired us to be a good citizen, good police officer, great parent, husband, and community leader. He will be sadly missed and we will be forever thankful for your leadership, friendship, and good nature.

  3. Kathi and Fred Meers says:
    14 Jan 2019
    Rosemary and Kelly, we are saddened to learn of Ted's passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  4. Leah & Derek Brodeur says:
    13 Jan 2019
    Mr. Dolan was the best. My childhood is full of amazing memories of him, and we were all devastated to hear the news. He will be missed greatly.

  5. Bruce & Sandra Villeneuve says:
    13 Jan 2019
    We are sad to hear of Ted’s passing. Lincoln High School Field Hockey brought our families together, great times! We shared friendships, fun and special times we’ll never forget.

    Our sincere condolences Rosemary and Kelly.

    Ted, RIP dear friend.

  6. Biil & Elaine Carden says:
    12 Jan 2019
    Ted you will always be in our thoughts. You are up there still playing ball for the NC Steelers, THS and for the heavenly God team. Rosemary we pray for you to be strong in these difficult times.

  7. Mike Nastari says:
    12 Jan 2019
    Captain Dolan was one of those "Very Special" individuals that you come across in your life time. He was a positive influence in your life once you met him.

    I was very fortunate to have known him and worked for him and his very Special Squad Crew. He was such a great teacher, not just in law enforcement, but in his wisdom in knowledge of life's experience's.

    He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have him pass through their lives. He was truly one of the finest and most respected. He will be missed by all. Rest in peace #170

  8. Karen Barth lit a candle:
    11 Jan 2019
    Lit since January 11, 2019 at 1:32:40 PM

  9. Karen Barth lit a candle:
    11 Jan 2019
    Lit since January 11, 2019 at 1:32:00 PM

  10. Joe Bernstein says:
    11 Jan 2019
    A really outstanding man and police officer.
    Ted was one of the first officers I worked with in RI
    Never a bad minute working together.
    He was the epitome of old school police.
    A good friend above all.
    He will be sadly missed by so many of us.
    Joe Bernstein
    Retired Special Agent,US Immigration

  11. Gina Zanni says:
    11 Jan 2019
    Rosemary & Kelly -
    My most sincere condolences to you. Ted was one of the best bosses I ever had and I don't have one memory of him that isn't hilarious. He was a great man and great friend. The world is a much darker place without his infection smile and outgoing personality. Such an enormous loss to everyone who knew him.

    Sincerely -
    Gina Zanni

  12. Bobby Eckman says:
    11 Jan 2019
    I worked with Ted in 1965 on the third platoon. He was always the utmost professional, well respected and had a wonderful sense of humor. I will always cherish the memories of the time Ted and I spent on patrol.
    My sincere condolences to Rosemary and Kelly. RIP Ted.

  13. Bobby Eckman lit a candle:
    11 Jan 2019
    Lit since January 11, 2019 at 1:13:43 AM

  14. Dennis S. Woynar says:
    10 Jan 2019
    Captain Dolan was a great guy to work for and always had the respect of everyone that worked with him. RIP Captain

  15. Kenneth Mitchell says:
    10 Jan 2019
    Rest in peace brother and may you carry on your outstanding work in the place God has reserved for you. You will always be remembered as one of Pawtuckets best

  16. Fred Roberson says:
    10 Jan 2019
    Sp6So sorry to learn of Ted's passing. A great police officer and a true gentleman. My deepest sympathy to his loved ones and many friends in law enforcement.
    Fred Roberson
    Retired FBI
    Providence, RI

  17. Sandra says:
    10 Jan 2019
    Officer Friendly- you will be missed

  18. Gale Sylvester - De Mello says:
    10 Jan 2019
    Dear Rosemary, Kelly, Vinny & Family,
    I want to express my sincere sympathy with the passing of Ted. He was a pleasure to work for and he always had your back. He was one of kind, a true gentleman. I hope the love of your family & friends help all of you through this very difficult time. He will be missed by many...

  19. Gale Sylvester - De Mello lit a candle:
    10 Jan 2019
    Lit since January 10, 2019 at 1:03:37 PM

  20. Brian Peterson, Coventry Rhode Island says:
    10 Jan 2019
    Rosemary and Kelly,
    My deepest sympathy to both of you. Words cannot describe the fondness I had for Ted. I never enjoyed working with anyone more than him. He was a great guy and an Irishman's Irishman. I SURE HOPE THEY ARE READY FOR FUNNY STORIES IN HEAVEN!

  21. Bruce Moreau says:
    10 Jan 2019
    Ted was a class act and loved by all who knew him. He will always be fondly remembered as one of Pawtucket PD's finest. He was well respected throughout the law enforcement community, near and far. I always appreciated his friendship throughout my career. Condolences to his wife and daughter. May he RIP.

  22. John haberle says:
    10 Jan 2019
    So sad, our condolences to his family. I was a fellow Captain on the Pawtucket Police Department. He was an outstanding police officer and public service. I have a memory of his smile and good nature, Rest In Peace Ted, sincerely, John Haberle, Lady Lake, FLORIDA

  23. Jay, Loretta, Margaret, Lindsey and Matt Jones says:
    10 Jan 2019
    We were all so blessed to have Ted, Rosemary and Kelly as our dear neighbors! Ted was kind, loving, funny and supportive. We will miss him and send our love to you.

  24. Bob byron says:
    10 Jan 2019
    The best boss I ever had ted would left you work to your potential and back you up on you decisions. The best time I had on the past PD was working for ted when he left there was, no special squad any more special squad was capt ted Dolan. There is a special place waiting for you with God and you deserve it. God bless you and keep you my friend

  25. Bob byrob says:
    10 Jan 2019
    The best boss I ever had ted would let you work to your potential and always back you up on your decision the best time I ever has was the years I worked in the special squad and all I learned from ted god bless you boss there is a special place waiting for you and you deserve it

  26. George donnell says:
    10 Jan 2019
    I first met ted in grade school as officer friendly of the Pawtucket police dept and later he coached me playing American legion baseball. In my life I never met a person who helped more people than ted Everyone liked ted, even the guys he arrested.

  27. Deb & Paul Jacobson says:
    09 Jan 2019
    We feel truly blessed that Ted was part of our lives for the past several years. He resumed his role as part of our family each spring when he opened the cottage. We will most definitely miss his daily visits to monitor progress on our shack projects, his colorful stories and Red Sox reviews. He is a great example of a life well lived.

  28. Dick Howe says:
    09 Jan 2019
    Ted As I sit here with a heavy heart I'm reminded how blessed I am to have Ted Dolan as my best friend for so many years As you move on to your next phase you will always be with me. Remember " You're The Foreman "

  29. Jim Bubela says:
    09 Jan 2019
    My deepest sympathy on your loss Rosemary, Kelly and family. Ted was a true personal friend and an invaluable partner in our law enforcement profession.

    Jim Bubela (former Providence RA, FBI)
    Williamsburg  VA

  30. Bob & Bette Senay Silva says:
    08 Jan 2019
    May God hold you all in the palm of His hands Rosemary and Kelly and family. Ted was a kind man who left a huge legacy from his time at Fallon Memorial through Goff Jr High and onto Tolman High School and beyond. God Bless you all!

  31. Bill & Arlene Maloney says:
    08 Jan 2019
    We were saddened by the news of Ted’s passing. He was one of the finest people We have had the pleasure of knowing. I will always remember that beautiful smile, friendly nature and great sense of humor. Our deepest sympathy to Rosemary and Kelly at this very difficult time. Rest In Peace dear friend.

  32. Norman moreau says:
    08 Jan 2019
    Rip my dear friend. You had so many people that loved you and respected you and your kindness to everyone.i will never forget all the good times we had at Goff jr. Hs and Tolman hs....

  33. Lew and Sandy Godinho says:
    08 Jan 2019
    Sending condolences with heartfelt sympathy to Ted's family at this time of sorrow. Teddy, was a friend and classmate to my husband Lew Godinho and me, Sandy Perlini Godinho. He made a place in the hearts of everyone who knew him. May the Lord surround you with the comfort of the Holy Spirit, and draw you ever closer to Him. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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