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Dolores J. Graham

January 3, 1938 November 2, 2019
Dolores J. Graham
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Obituary for Dolores J. Graham

Dolores J. Graham
January 3, 1938- November 2, 2019
Born in Newark NJ, lived in Kenilworth NJ for 50 years, Died in Hackettstown NJ
Friends are invited to visit Dooley Funeral Home 218 North Avenue, Cranford NJ on Thursday, November 7, from 2-4 pm or 6-8 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 8, at 10:30 am At St. Theresa’s, 541 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth NJ.
Internment in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield NJ.
Dolores graduated from East Side High School in Newark Nj, and received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Douglass College later in life. Her last work position was with CIE tours, which she so enjoyed because of her lifelong love of travel. She held previous clerical positions at College of St. Elizabeth, Kean College Admissions, Dunn & Bradstreet and B. Dalton Bookstores.
She was a beautiful soprano singer who enjoyed being a soloist at St. Theresa’s for weddings and funerals, as well as a choir member for nearly fifty years there. Her musical talent also led her to being a member of the Celebration Singers. She was very involved with the Friends of the Kenilworth Library, Rosary Society, and Catholic Daughters. She loved spending time with family, reading, shopping, crossword puzzles and travel.
She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Laura Graham Leonard, her son in law, Jeffrey Oleson and her sister and brother in law, Diane and Billy Grosschmidt.
Her loving husband of 61 years, Marshall Graham, And Children, Lisa and husband, Jim Ten Eyck, Karen and husband, Marc Keuler, Andrew Graham and son-in-law, Shawn Leonard survive her. As do her sister, Christina and her Husband, Frank Silva. Dolores treasured her grandchildren; Jackie and her husband, Bill Thalman, Jake and Daniel Oleson, and Luke Leonard. She and Marshall were also blessed with two wonderful great grandchildren, Dylan and Tyler Thalman.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

7

Nov

2:00 PM 11/7/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/7/2019 4:00:00 PM
Dooley Funeral Home

218 North Ave West
Cranford, NJ 07016

Dooley Funeral Home
218 North Ave West Cranford 07016 NJ
United States

Visitation

Thursday

7

Nov

6:00 PM 11/7/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Dooley Funeral Home

218 North Ave West
Cranford, NJ 07016

Dooley Funeral Home
218 North Ave West Cranford 07016 NJ
United States

Service

Friday

8

Nov

10:30 AM 11/8/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Theresa's

541 washington ave.
kenilworth, NJ 07033

St. Theresa's
541 washington ave. kenilworth 07033 NJ
United States
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