Anastasia Grace Dolan

Anastasia Grace Dolan (Finnegan) Arlington, Mass. 

March 12, 1934 – January 6, 2022 

Loving mother of Paula Dolan and her husband, Richard Diamond, Peter Dolan, Mark Dolan and  the late Meg Dolan. Grandmother of Shaun Dolan, his wife Erin Black Dolan, and Matthew  Dolan. Great Grandmother of Hannah and Bridget Dolan. 

Ann was born and raised in Woburn, Massachusetts and became a resident of Lexington,  Massachusetts in 1960 where she resided until 2018. 

Ann was a faculty member of the Berklee College of Music for over thirty years. She taught  voice production and was a passionate teacher and advocate for all of her students, many of  whom went on to successful careers in music. Her talent and dedication to her art not only  inspired her students; one of her most notable professional achievements was her contribution  to developing a voice curriculum unique to Berklee College. 

She loved to write songs and leaves behind a collection that will always remind her family and  friends of her poetic voice.  

Ann had a life- long love of Cape Ann which will be carried on by her family who, like her, love  the simple pleasures of a day by the sea.  

Family members will hold a private memorial at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Mass. 


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3 Condolences

  1. John Ventura on January 26, 2022 at 11:02 am

    With heart felt sympathy

  2. Tom Galvin on January 28, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Dear Paula, Peter, Mark, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved my cousin Ann. She was a bright light among the Boston Irish. She always had a song and smile and wit to match. She played her guitar and sang at Mass in Lexington where she raised four beautiful children. She was an innovative voice teacher at Berklee School of Music. When I was a child, we dug for clams on Revere Beach and she played the piano and sang songs with my father at our house in Allston. We visited her in Woburn at Aunt Josephine’s. We always had fun visits with her in Lexington and when we lived in Arlington. Wonderful memories. We will miss her.

  3. Sally Conole on March 19, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    The song is gone, but the memory lingers on.

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