Jeanne M. Dolaway

  • Born: October 14, 1940
  • Died: July 6, 2021
  • Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jeanne M. Dolaway (nee McNally) of Blue Bell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 6, 2021. She was 80 years old. Born October 14, 1940 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Emelia (nee Roma) McNally and the beloved wife of Charles E. Dolaway with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.

Jeanne was raised in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia where she lived with her parents, sister, and extended family. She attended Cecilian Academy for Girls, where she formed friendships which lasted a lifetime. Jeanne married her high school sweetheart, Charlie, in 1963 and quickly started a family of her own. Jeanne and Charlie moved to Blue Bell in 1970 to raise their five children where she remained for the rest of her days. Jeanne spent her summers in Ocean City, NJ enjoying frequent trips to Atlantic City and the ringing of slot machines in the background. Never a fan of the cold Philadelphia winters, Jeanne would escape to the more agreeable climate of the Florida Keys following the Christmas holidays.

Jeanne was an active volunteer throughout her life dedicating her time to many organizations including Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, LaSalle College High School, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, and most notably, Crossing the Finish Line which later became For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation.

A devoted mother and loving MomMom, Jeanne was happiest spending time with her family, particularly making every holiday special and summers in Ocean City unforgettable.

In addition to her husband Charles, Jeanne is survived by her five children; Chip (Mary), John (Michele), Christy Tyrrell (Mike), Kirk (Suzy) and Paul (Jackie), 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild as well as her brother-in-law, Jim McGoldrick, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Rinda McGoldrick.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Jeanne's Life Celebration on Sunday July 11 from 4 PM to 8 PM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, 610-277-7000, and on Monday July 12, from 9:30 AM to 10:50 AM at St. Helena Church, 1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA, 19422. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM at the church. Entombment will be at Whitemarsh Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanne's name can be made to For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation, 620 W. Germantown Pike #250, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jeanne was my cherished best friend in what is now "middle school" years and hers my surrogate family. So many memories of 60 W Allen Lanes. Our lives drifted apart, mine in CA and often India, but we reconnected these last few years and I loved hearing about her life and wonderful family now that she was the "Roma" matriarch. I am only learning of her death now and send heartfelt condolences to all the family. Barbara Metalf

Posted by BARBARA METCALF - kensington, CA - Friend   December 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of Jeanne's passing. I will always remember you from Allegheny Irin and Metal. You were always so kind . Rest in Peace

Posted by Donna Sperduto - Phila, PA - Friend   July 27, 2021

Dolaway Family -

So sorry to hear about Jeanne's passing. Thoughts are with all of you.

Rick Russell

Posted by Richard Russell - Hershey, PA - Friend   July 13, 2021

To Chip, your sister and brothers: We will pray for your mom and your family. May she rest in God´s loving arms and may Our Lady of Consolation fill the hole in your hearts with the wonderful memories and love that you shared.

Posted by The Lipp Family    July 13, 2021

I did not know Jeanne, but went to high school with her husband. For the last few or more years I saw Charlie at our high school class Xmas party. Very sorry for his and family loss.

Posted by Ray Christie - Classmate   July 11, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Dolaway family on the loss of Jeanne. May your memories help you through theses extremely difficult times. We will always be here for you all. Happy

Posted by Bob and Carol Beideman - Friend   July 11, 2021

My deepest sympathies to all of the family.She was deeply loved by everyone and she is eternal in your hearts. I have most fond memories with Jeanne .Her joyous Christmas card will be missed. My love and heart goes out to all the Family . Fondly with Love Cousin Dodd Clark

Posted by Dodd Clark - Family   July 11, 2021

Dear Charlie and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with the Dolaway family during this difficult time.

Posted by Thomas Monastra - Chadds Ford, PA - Friend   July 11, 2021

A beautiful person, a good friend, I will miss Jeanne

Posted by Pat McDermott    July 10, 2021

I was so sorry to hear the sad news of Jeannie's passing. I will always remember all the warm minutes I spent with Jeanne and as part of the wonderful extended Roma family. Unfortunately I cannot make it to the service but I send all my love and support to Charlie and the entire family.

Posted by Paula Castallo - Fort Myers, FL - Family   July 10, 2021

To Christy and the Dolaway Family:
I was saddened to hear of Jeanne´s passing. I remember her as such a beautiful and caring woman who spent so much time supporting the Pete´s Sake Charity. My sympathy and prayers to everyone especially on Monday when she is laid to rest.

Posted by Carol Carlson - Other   July 09, 2021

Very sad news. Jeanne will always have a very special spot in my heart.
She was a powerhouse that I always admired !
Although we can not make it to the services we send all our love and support.
Love Mario

Posted by Mario Castallo - Alpharetta, GA - Family   July 09, 2021

What a beautiful picture! She was such a lovely lady who always wore a smile. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jackie Thomas    July 08, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP Mrs. Dolaway.

Posted by Carol Bauman - Warrington, PA   July 08, 2021

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