Marilyn Dolan, 84, of Marlborough


Marilyn DolanMarlborough – Marilyn “Lynn” Dolan, 84, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough.

She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret (Bradley) Gage and the wife of John B. Dolan, Jr., of Marlborough.

Besides her husband, Lynn is survived by her daughters, Peggy A. Sheldon and her husband Edward’s of Gardner and Jennifer S. Bedford and her husband Jason of Howell, Michigan, and her grandchildren, Sean Sheldon, Zoey Sheldon, Maya Bedford and Caitlin Bedford.

Lynn’s three loves in life were her family, reading and the Girl Scouts. For many years she was the librarian for the Immaculate Conception School and worked at Annie’s Book Swap of Marlborough.

She was a Master Trainer for the Girl Scouts training troop leaders and scouts, and also was a troop leader herself. In addition, she ran the Patriots Trail Girl Scout Counsel of Marlborough along with her lifelong friend, Lee Riani. She received the Juliette Gordon Low Friendship Award, one of the highest honors the Girl Scouts can give.

Visiting hours for Lynn will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Girl Scouts for the benefit of underprivileged children going to summer camp utilizing the Girl Scout website at

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