Madeline Dolan

Madeline Marlene Dolan

Wednesday, July 6th, 1932 - Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Madeline Marlene “Dolly” Dolan, 87, died Monday at The Pines at Poughkeepsie. She was born in Trenton, New Jersey on July 6, 1932 to Hugo and Marion Pascoe Martoni and grew up in Trenton and Poughkeepsie. A graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, Class of 1950, Marlene went on to attend New York State College for Teachers, graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commercial Studies. While there, she met her husband, Joseph Daniel Dolan who predeceased her in 2018. They were married on September 26, 1954 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in the City of Poughkeepsie. While Joseph was stationed in Florida with the United States Navy, Marlene taught business classes at Clay County High School, Green Cove Springs, Florida. She later taught at Mepham High School in Bellmore, New York before she and Joseph moved back to Poughkeepsie to raise their family in 1957. She earned an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Dutchess Community College in 1983 and worked there as a Systems Analyst until retiring in 1998. A communicant of St. Martin de Porres Church, she was an original member of that parish. Her interests and passions included reading, travel, tennis, skiing, bridge, and animals. She was also a very active member of the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club. As a young mother she volunteered at the St. Martin de Porres school and church. Along with her husband, she volunteered for ten years delivering meals for The Dutchess County Office for the Aging Home Delivered Meals program. She is survived by two daughters, a son, and two sons-in-law, Mary Kaye (John Anderson), Michael (Patrick Young), and Jo Anne; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary Martoni (Rocio); five step-grandchildren, eight nieces and nephews, a step-niece, two step-great grandsons and a step-great granddaughter. The family would like to thank all the staff at The Pines at Poughkeepsie for the excellent, attentive, and loving care they gave Dolly. She could not have been in better or more compassionate hands. Calling hours will be on Friday, August 9 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Miller Funeral Home 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. The funeral will be at 9:30am on Saturday, August 10 at St. Martin de Porres Church on Cedar Valley Road in Poughkeepsie followed by a burial at Calvary Cemetery in Arlington. Donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association (memo: The Raymond and Bernice Time Away Fund), 2649 South Road, Suite 101, Poughkeepsie NY 12601 or the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538. To send online condolences, please visit our website at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 9:30am
    St. Martin de Porres Church
    118 Cedar Valley Road
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  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    62 LaGrange Avenue
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Anne Fleck Ewalt

Posted at 04:57pm
My deepest sympathies to you, JoAnne, Mary Kaye and Michael, on the loss of your mom. Coming shortly after losing your dad must be doubly hard. We lost our mom 3 years ago, and it is such a big loss...
I have so many happy memories with JoAnne, playing ping pong and pool, listening to Elton John... eating tuna fish sandwiches for lunch and saving the last bite for Trixie :) ... I loved being your teammate on the Lourdes basketball team...
Anne Fleck Ewalt

Bob Dietz

Posted at 01:56pm
Please accept our condolences on Marlene's passing. We have many fond memories of times that we spent socializing.

Grace & Bob Dietz

Tricia Heslin

Posted at 07:53pm
Dear Mary Kaye, Michael and Jo Anne,
Our mothers played bridge together for many years. And we spent time together at the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club. Your Mom was such a nice lady--I remember how she liked to share a good laugh! I am truly sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to your families.
Tricia (Gartland) Heslin


Posted at 12:28pm
I worked with Joe Dolan for twenty years and had the pleasure of meeting Marlene many times - such a beautiful gracious person - always so proud of her husband and children.

My sincere condolences to the family of the Dolans.

Carole Rabbett


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