Dolores Jourdan

Dolores Lorraine Jourdan passed away at her home in Needham, MA on June 12, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and in accordance with her last wishes.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she found joy in delighting and taking care of others, especially her children and grandchildren. She was blunt and honest to a fault, telling us how it is, whether we wanted to hear it or not. Compassionate and thoughtful, willing always to give anyone a second chance. A dear soul who will sadly missed by all who truly knew her.

She was born in Winthrop, MA on May 28, 1944. Dolores grew up and lived in the Boston area, moving to Needham where she spent the past 41 years. Some of her favorite activities included bowling, bingo and vacationing with her children and grandchildren in Cape Cod and New Hampshire.

Dolores held various positions at hospitals and the US Post Office but her favorite job was that of caregiver for her grandchildren.

She is survived by –

James N. Jourdan Jr., loving husband of 52 years

Janice Alami, daughter

Joseph Jourdan, son

Michael Jourdan, son

James N. Jourdan III, son

and 11 grandchildren.

A private memorial service for invited family and friends will be announced shortly.

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  1. beth darrigo on June 15, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    I will miss her so much! We all have gained a wonderful angel in heaven to watch over us.

  2. Leah & Steve on June 15, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    We love you Michael. Our love is with you and your family. She will always be with you in your heart and memories.

    Leah & Steve

  3. Elizabeth Kenney on June 16, 2016 at 1:05 am

    A truly strong and loving woman who I had the pleasure to know over the past 3.5 years. She will always be on my mind and in my heart.

  4. Meire Fernandes on June 16, 2016 at 2:25 am

    My condolences to the family,may God help each and everyone.

  5. Nicole schwarm on June 16, 2016 at 2:45 am

    She was an amazing woman and I feel blessed to have known her. Prayers go out to her family and her beautiful grandchildren. Thinking of you all and sending love.

  6. Robin Kenney on June 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

    My thoughts are with you at this time of grief. Perhaps there is comfort in knowing that the love and devotion she had for her family will live on and be cherished by those who loved her.

  7. Fernanda Pereira on June 16, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Fiquei sabendo do acontecido com a mãe do Joe. Mande um abraco meu e do Tony como forma de conforto nesse momento difícil.
    E meus mais sinceros sentimentos a vc, Joe, Tyler, Joesinho e tada a familia.???

  8. Aparecida Pereira on June 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Valquria e Joe meus sentimentos .Repasse pro Joe . Diz pra ele que nossa família se sensibiliza com a dor , mas que Deus vai dar o conforto que tanto precisam.

  9. Herlane Ducarmo on June 16, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Que Deus dê o conforto a toda familia do Joe e descanso pra mãezinha dele, Val manda abraços pra ele?

  10. Maria de Fátima on June 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Valquiria e Joe e toda a família Deus lhes de forças neste momento e muito doloroso mas ela está com o Pai.

  11. Neuza Maria on June 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Joey estou muito triste. por ter perdido sua mãe. mais só deus pra te ajudar e dar o conforto.

  12. Leslie Kenney on June 16, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I have been so touched hearing Michael speak about his mother over the past few days; it’s clear to see what an impact she had on his life and spirit, and how much he and his family miss her. I wish Robin and I had had an opportunity to know Dolores better.

  13. Robert Surette on June 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Rest in Peace, brother Bobby

  14. Janice Alami on June 17, 2016 at 1:00 am

    My best friend how I adored you loved you so very much ! I can speak for all of us that our life leaves an emptiness that can never be replaced . A void that goes on ….. I wish you were here to have those crazy silly conversations . Mom I won’t ever be the same without you here , I love you soo very much and miss you more than you can imagine . God gained a beautiful angel and may you forever rest in peace with no worries and no more suffering . I forever have you in my heart I love you ???

  15. Azzeddine Alami on June 17, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Mom I miss so much I couldn’t stop thinking about you and all beautiful memories we have with you . Thankyou for everything you did for my children God take you to heaven . You were a beautiful woman who gave to everyone. God will give you everything in paradise . Rest in peace i love you so much .

  16. Maria Elena Druan on June 17, 2016 at 2:46 am

    My prayers and love go out the jourdan family. You were an amazing woman. Taught all your family how to love and care for each other. You will be greatly missed

  17. Eugenia Marcus on June 17, 2016 at 4:12 am

    I knew you through your children and grandchildren. You were so important to them, all of them. They will learn to get along but will miss you terribly. You have passed on your strength. Janice will carry on your mission. The next generation will thrive and you will be forever in their heart.

  18. Jessica Reese on June 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Our prayers are with your family.

  19. LESLIE DESTEFANO on June 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    peace to you and to family left behind.
    leslie and family

  20. Tatiana Fricano on June 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I knew Dolores through her grandchildren by Janice, I am their tutoring teacher Tatiana.

    She was amazing grandmother, always dedicated, kind, and loving. So many times she was there for them helping her daughter no matter how hard it was for her with her health.

    God be with you Dolores, you deserve a well earned rest in a better place.
    I will have the warmest memories about you,

  21. James n Jourdan Jr. on June 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    You were my life , my love and my conscience for the past 53 years . I don’t have words to describe how much I miss you .
    It took incredible courage and strength for you to say your goodbyes to our family during your final days .
    Rest in peace in the house of God . Remain in my heart and mind . Loving you always and forever ❤️

  22. Kristin Farese on June 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing Dolores through her daughter Janice and Janice’s children. To some she may have seemed abrupt, to others – she was just Dolores.

    I remember the first day I met her. I was dropping off Amirah from a play date. I was parked on that small narrow road. She pulled up opened the car door and shouted at me to get out of the road. Then once she parked, she came right over and said her hello’s. That was Dolores.

    She made us laugh, she made us cry… But most importantly she made so many love. Her strong sense of family will be passed on through her children and grandchildren. The family that knew her well should always know how much they were loved and still are. That guardian angle up above with the raspy voice and twinkle in her eye is looking down from above and saying “until we meet again”…

  23. Elainny on June 23, 2016 at 2:00 am

    : The voice of my hero, my coach, my teacher and my biggest supporter still echoes in my thoughts with the lessons you taught me growing up. But the loudest voice I hear comes from deep within my heart telling me I have a Friend and she has always loved me unconditionally….She worked hard, played hard and loved hard. I pray you will all find comfort knowing she is now out of pain and at peace. Love to you all…I Love You Dolores ❤️❤️

  24. Allison and Greg Bayse on June 28, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Thinking of you all. Sending strength and love as you navigate through this difficult time. You are in our prayers.

  25. Janice alami on June 16, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Well a year has passed mom and not a single day goes by that I don’t go without thinking of you ?. I miss you more than words can say or emotions can show . You always had a way of making me laugh or smile when I was down . You had a wonderful heart of gold and no one could ever compare to the heart ❤️ of your mom . You were a true blessing in my life . I miss you everyday my heart aches . The girls and boys miss their FAVORITE nana ??
    I will always remember you . I love ❤️ you very much . I am blessed to have had the time I did with you god bless on your first year in heaven .may you have many more and many blessings from down here as you look upon us and watch over us my most wonderful angel ? My mother
    Love ❤️

  26. Ron Duval, Ridgemenot St, Allston Ma on April 26, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I ‘m very sorry I didn’t attend your funeral service. I will always remember you.

  27. Samia on January 3, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    I will always remember the memories we had with you, and even through we don’t look like it we truly love you

  28. Samia Alami on January 3, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Even through it hurts us, we know h are in heaven with the angles and please don’t take this the wrong way but it is way better to not be in pain then to be in pain

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