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Ellen Philomena “Philly” Dolen

A Funeral Mass for Ellen Philomena “Philly” Dolen, age 76, of Harbor Hills, was held May 7, 2016, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, with Fr. Jonathan F. Wilson, as celebrant.

Mrs. Dolen passed away peacefully May 4, 2016, at her home. She was born September 22, 1939, in Waterford, Ireland, to the late James and Catherine (Regan) Murphy.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert L. Dolen; three loving daughters, Sharon (Scott) Van Horn, Maria (Brian) Crum and Colleen (David) Carman; grandchildren, Nathan Burchard, Mary (Ricky) Bernowski, Aly (Morgan) Giles, Bobby Van Horn, Elizabeth Van Horn, Fiona Van Horn and Luke Carman; great-granddaughters, Amelia and Clara; and siblings, Michael O’Regan, Ann Horn, James Murphy, and Richard Murphy. She leaves behind her dear friends on Sprague Drive: the best place to live in the world.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Liam.

She worked at Bryn Mawr in Granville as the hostess and manager.

Memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

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