Obituary: Joan S. Dolan

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 2:19pm

Joan S. Dolan, 87, passed away on Thursday evening, October 4.

Joan was born on February 11, 1925. She spent her summers on the island as a young girl, and moved to the island years later to make it her permanent home.

Joan will be remembered for her love of cats and her devotion to, and love of, her church.

Joan is survived by her four children: Susan Geers of New Jersey, Robert Dolan of Massachusetts, David Dolan of Block Island, and John Dolan of New York; and her sister Linda Crowley of Pennsylvania. She had four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Anne’s by the Sea on Saturday, October 13, at 3 p.m. All are welcome. For online condolences, please go to

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Volunteers for Animals, PO Box 402, Block Island, RI 02807 or to St. Anne’s by the Sea, PO Box 622, 25 Spring Street, Block Island, RI 02807.