Gladys Dolaghan Obituary, Death – Gladys Harrison, NJ, raised Gladys. Gladys spent her entire century in the same house in Harrison, located at 92 Cleveland Avenue. On December 12th, Gladys passed away at her residence at 432 Cleveland Avenue. Her devoted husband, John F. Dolaghan, as well as her parents, Thomas and Ethel Pringle, her siblings, Marjorie, Thomas, Herbert, and Kenneth, and her grandsons, Brendan Michael Dolaghan and Vincent John Doffont, all passed away before Gladys.
Karen (Padavano) Thomas, Cindy (Jones), Marylynn, and Mark Thomas, who is married to Brian (nee Galladay).
Gladys cherished the time she was able to spend with her fourteen grandchildren: Erin, Lauren, Jeremy, Brian, Kimberly, Sean, Jennifer, Erik, Meaghan, Jack, Emily, Francis, Thomas, Vincent, Brighid, Tara, Thomas, Mark, Jenna, Brendan, and Nolan. James was the youngest of Gladys’ grandchildren. Gladys and John, like many other members of the “Greatest Generation,” began dating when they were in high school and had plans to spend the rest of their lives together, but World War II derailed those plans.
. John and Gladys, who were both born in the boomer generation, had seven children in the span of sixteen years.
Prior to her marriage to John in 1946, Gladys converted to the Roman Catholic faith. Gladys has been a member of the Harrison Cancer League for the past 40 years.
Following the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Fabulous Fifties, Vietnam, the moon landing, the bicentennial, the Iranian hostage crisis, two more wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the events of September 11, 2001. She was kind to her friends, neighbors, and other people she had met.
One of her go-to expressions of empathy was, “There but for the grace of God, I would be nothing.” She also had a natural sense of humor. Gladys admonished one of her great-grandchildren, saying, “Mind your own business.”
She possessed bravery, resiliency, kindness, generosity, and selflessness in equal measure. […] we\s, .