Edward "Brian" Dolley

August 30, 1936 - July 18, 2017
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Edward Brian Dolley, 80, devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at Holyoke Medical Center on July 18, 2017 after an 8-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  He was born in Fryeburg, ME to the late Edward and Alma Dolley.  He was a 1952 graduate of Fryeburg Academy, then received a BS from the University of Maine and a Master’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire.

Brian proudly served in the US Army and went on to teach in Maine.  He ended his career after 30 years of teaching chemistry at Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, CT – a job he truly loved.

Brian coached baseball and was very involved in his children’s activities. He loved the NY Giants, Patriots, and Boston Red Sox.  Genealogy was a special hobby, as he and his brothers would share family history.  He was a quiet, patient, and caring man who loved spending time with family.

He leaves his loving wife of 42 years Sandra (Redin) Dolley; his sons Kevin Dolley and his wife Emma of Wildwood, MO; Nathan Dolley and his fiancée Sierra of Wilbraham, MA; and Justin Dolley and his partner Nathan of Escondido, CA; four grandchildren, James, Morgan, Hayden, and Owen; brothers Stanley Dolley and his wife Debbie, of Scarborough, ME; and Glen Dolley and his wife Kim of Harker Heights, TX; sister-in-law Marcia of Dover, NH; nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Sadly he was predeceased by his brother Gary Dolley.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 PM

Service Information

Funeral services celebrating Brian’s life will be held Monday, July 24, 2017 at 9:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Hubbard St., Ludlow, MA.  Rites of Committal with Military Honors will be in Island Pone Cemetery, Center St., Ludlow, MA

Donation Information

Brian’s family requests that in lieu of flowers and gifts, donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452


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Born: August 30, 1936
Died: July 18, 2017

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Maureen Kelly posted on 7/28/17

Brian and I taught at Fermi together many years ago. While a quiet man, he had a silly side that we all enjoyed. Sandy, you may remember stories of "The Swilla" where we celebrated many Fridays after school. From reading the obituary, I can see that he went on to living a happy life. My condolences on his passing.


Lisa posted on 7/24/17

We are thinking of you and praying for you. Love, Thelma and family


David and Cindy Alves posted on 7/21/17

Uncle Brian, Your quiet strength will be missed. Love, David and Cindy


Jane Stachelek Gaines posted on 7/21/17

Sandi, I am so sorry to learn that Brian passed away. My heart goes out to you and your families. May God help you through this most difficult time. Stay strong in your Faith.