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Agnes Folan, 86
PORTLAND -- Mary 'Mollie' Agnes Folan, 86, died Feb. 9, 2013 peacefully at home with her children by her side.
She was born Sept. 6, 1926 in Castlesampson, County Roscommon, Ireland. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Kilroy Mannion.
At 19, Mollie moved to London, England where she met and married Thomas Folan in 1950. While in England, they had two children before immigrating to the United States through Boston, and settled in Portland in 1957.
Mollie raised six children while working on the pediatrics unit (now known as the Barbara Bush Center) at Maine Medical Center for 30 years. She was a very caring, giving person who never complained.
Mollie is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary Kilroy Mannion; husband Thomas Folan, sisters Nancy and Lena, and brothers Paddy, John, James, Joseph, and Anthony. She survived by son Martin Folan, Portland, daughters, Barbara and Dr. John Kneeland of Rhode Island, Mary Theresa and Dr. Alan Rich of New Gloucester, AnneMarie Folan of Portland, Patricia and Bill Densmore of Portland, and Karen Folan of New Gloucester; brothers Gerald of England, and Martin, Michael and Thomas all of Ireland, sister Theresa of Australia; grandchildren Amy Folan, Patricia Collins, Keeley Folan, William Rowe, Bryan and Christie Kneeland, Samuel, Molly, and Thomas Rich, Fiona, Maura, Liam, and Siobhan Densmore; great-grandchildren Mackenzie Collins, Kathleen Mears, Meadow Rowe, and Anelio Russo; several nieces and nephews in England, Ireland and Australia and four special nieces and nephews that live in South Portland, Sarah, Maureen, Joe, and Kevin Folan who held a very special place in her heart.
A heart-felt thanks goes out to Lisa, Samantha, Patty, Joe, Laura, Gregory, Lorna, and Cathy for their extraordinary care and compassion over the last several years.
Visiting hours will be held from 4-7p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, 1342 Congress St., Portland. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
In lieu of flowers,
please make donations to:
the Ronald McDonald House
250 Brackett St.
Portland, ME 04102
Mary 'Mollie' Agnes Folan
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 12, 2013
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"My deepest sympathy to all of you .Your mom was a caring and hardworking woman."
- Dolly A. Barcebal
"Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, we are so sorry for your loss. Love, The Calhouns"
"Mary, Al, Mollie and Thomas, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mary's mom. She is now at rest and..."
- Kathy Storer
"To the entire FOLAN family, may GOD comfort you in your time of sorrow. She lives in each one of you...."
- patricia ward
"Thinking of all of you during this difficult time and remembering happy memories of both Tom and Mollie...."
- Teresa Barron Keahon
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