Marlborough – Robert T. Dolan Sr., 74, of Marlborough, died peacefully Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at his home, with his family by his side.
Born in Boston and raised in Watertown, he was the son of the late Frederick L. Dolan Jr. and Helen E. (Dolan) Dolan and the husband of Lois (Langione) Dolan of Marlborough, to whom he had been married for the past 52 years.
Mr. Dolan graduated from Watertown High School in 1962 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served for the next three years. He pursued a career in plumbing, and in 1970 he founded Bob Dolan Plumbing and Heating Company, serving Marlborough and the surrounding area. He remained active until his retirement in 1994.
He was an avid Boston sports fan and was actively involved in local sports, playing hockey for many years and coaching Marlborough Youth Hockey. His interest in music led him to play the piano as well as the accordion. Following his retirement, he cruised with his wife, spent time with his grandchildren and enjoyed his daily morning coffee by socializing with friends at McDonald’s.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Robert T. Dolan Jr. and his wife Darlene of Marlborough; his daughters, Julie Brannon and her husband Christopher of Northborough and Christie Dolan and her husband John Vella of Marlborough; his brother, Frederick L. Dolan III and his wife Joan of Marshfield; and his sister, Elizabeth Apodemi of Bourne. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Camden, Carter and Cassidy Brannon, Charlie and Gary Patricks and Melanie Putnam, as well as his great- grandchildren, Tyler, Kaleb, Tucker, Gavin and Emmaline Patricks and Benjamin and Nicholas Putnam, and his extended Langione family.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough.