Brendan Dolaghan

Brendan Michael Dolaghan

09-03-1991 - 12-03-2020
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Brendan Dolaghan Treasured son of Mark and Colleen Dolaghan (Galladay) and beloved brother of Mark Patrick, Nolan and James passed away on December 3rd, 2020. At the time of his death, Brendan was employed by Vivint Solar of Matawan NJ and Kissimmee Fl.

Brendan is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, countless friends and his loving grandmother Gladys Dolaghan. He was the proud and loving uncle of Kaylee, Garrett, and Carson John.

Brendan was a gifted athlete, and all sports came naturally to him. On the playing field Brendan was a fierce competitor. He relished being in the most difficult situations at the biggest point of any game he played. Brendan wanted to be the player that teammates relied upon in pressure situations. Brendan was a 1000 point scored for the St. Mary of Rutherford CYO program and played varsity baseball and football at St. Peter’s Prep, Jersey City. In football he was all conference/all county his Senior year.

Most of all Brendan had a big heart and a good soul. His wonderful outgoing personality was contagious and would light up a room whenever he entered. Those who experienced his warmth and good nature will always cherish this memory of him.
Brendan is pre-deceased by his paternal grandfather John F. Dolaghan, his maternal grandparents Raymond and Lorraine Galladay as well as his uncle Raymond Galladay.

Family will receive friends Monday 2 to 7pm. In the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home 19 Lincoln Avenue Rutherford.
The funeral will be Tuesday departing the funeral home 9:30am followed by 10:00am Mass of Christian Liturgy in the Church of Saint Mary 91 Home Ave. Rutherford.
Interment Holy Cross Cemetery No. Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Several Sources Shelters, PO Box 157 Ramsey, NJ 07446 or would be appreciated.

For the safety of all concerned, due to COVID pandemic, the Funeral Home is only permitted to have 50 people at a time. We ask all visitors to please limit their stay to only a few minutes to allow other friends to pay their respects. We appreciate your cooperation during these unprecedented times.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, December 7th, 2020 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home
    19 Lincoln Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 10:00am
    Church of Saint Mary
    91 Home Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
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Posted at 01:05pm
Colleen Mark, Mark Patrick, Nolan and James words cant express the sorrow over your loss of Brendan. We share in that sorrow. Love Larry & Mary

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John F Pettigrew

Posted at 05:50pm
Our Greatest Condolences to you and Colleen our hearts are broken Best Regards Jack and Laura Pettigrew

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Karen Williams

Posted at 07:02pm
Colleen, Mark and family
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Brendan. We will keep all of you in our prayers. May your special memories with Brendan comfort you at this hard time.
Karen and Dave Williams

mary porcelli

Posted at 04:54pm
Dear Colleen-
There are no words to say that will ease your pain but know that we are here for you to hold you when you need to be held, to listen when you need to be heard, and that we are praying for strength for you and your family. Sending love….
Mary Porcelli

Nora Krieger

Posted at 11:04am
Dear Colleen:

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Brendan, at such a young age. I cannot imagine what you are going through. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Nora Krieger

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