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Prayers for the Repose of the Soul of my Cousin, Charley Doran

Posted on 12/29/2011 5:55:42 PM PST by ConorMacNessa



CHARLES MICHAEL DORAN

"THE BIG GUY - TOUGHER THAN 10 MEN - DORAN" passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011, with his family by his side at his home in Falls Church, VA after battling a long illness. Charles was born on November 6, 1947 in Washington, DC and grew up in Bethesda, MD. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Poff Doran (Kat or "Hunbunch"); his two sons, Charles Michael Doran ("CB") and Sean Patrick Doran (Speedie); his sister, Ann Marie Lynott; two nieces, Marita and Monica Lynott; and his Poff Family - five sisters-in-law (Patty, Sandra, Carolyn, Cindy and Pat, each of whom was his favorite); two brothers-in-law (Charles and Marty); 12 nieces and nephews and 17 great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom loved him and his colorful ways with all their hearts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Leo Doran and Agnes Rose Sullivan, and they are now welcoming him into heaven.

Charles graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School where he excelled in sports, especially football. He attended Northwestern University and then enlisted in the U.S. Army Paratroopers during the Vietnam War. In addition to jumping out of planes, he had other "extreme" jobs, which included deep-sea diving off the Gulf Coast. Charles next worked for Melka Marine Construction, where he worked on the DC waterfront and continued diving. For 15 years he was employed at Super Concrete Corporation. He then moved to Dyna Corporation, from which he retired in 2006, when he fell ill.

There will be a Visitation at Everly Community Funeral Home, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22044, on Thursday, December 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mass will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 3305 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church, VA 22041 with a graveside service and inurnment to follow at 2 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.


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My cousin Charley Doran was a star athlete at BCC High School and, when the time came, he stepped up to the plate and became a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He was a great American.

I will miss him very much.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
1 posted on 12/29/2011 5:55:46 PM PST by ConorMacNessa
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To: ConorMacNessa

May his soul and all the souls of the fathful departed Rest in Peace.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 5:57:15 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ConorMacNessa

So sorry for your loss. Your cousin is in GOOD HANDS. God Bless


3 posted on 12/29/2011 5:58:40 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Salvation; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; ...
Ping to my FRiends on the FReeper Canteen and Amy's Place!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
4 posted on 12/29/2011 5:59:10 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Venturer

Prayers be offered. It reads that he led a full life. Peace to you all.


5 posted on 12/29/2011 5:59:43 PM PST by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 5:59:59 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers for him and for your family. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 6:00:09 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Godspeed to your cousin, Doc.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 6:07:49 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: ConorMacNessa; Tanniker Smith

Prayers for both of your family’s.


9 posted on 12/29/2011 6:12:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Charley, his family, cousins and all:

May the Lord bless and keep you....and make His Face shine upon you...

....and bring you Peace.

10 posted on 12/29/2011 6:21:29 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Heaven needs such men, they’re only on loan to us here.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 6:23:02 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ConorMacNessa; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

 

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May The Lord bless you and keep you;  

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

And may Our Lady bless you with   her maternal love


I
n the name of the Father, and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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12 posted on 12/29/2011 6:23:16 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I just noted the BCC mention. I shot in the rifle range there in the 70’s. And again, condolences on your loss.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 6:24:59 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ConorMacNessa

Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 6:28:57 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ConorMacNessa

My condolences, ConorMacNessa, to you and everyone who loved Charley Doran. He is home now.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 6:29:46 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers for Charles as well as all the members of the extended family as you celebrate his life and death at a Mass.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 6:31:44 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ConorMacNessa; Tanniker Smith

God be with you and yours during this very difficult time . . . praying for the peace which passes all understanding.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 6:33:41 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 6:33:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers for your cousin’s soul and for peace and comfort for your family.


19 posted on 12/29/2011 6:38:21 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: ConorMacNessa
God our Father,

Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.

20 posted on 12/29/2011 6:48:18 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

My condolences, Conor. I’ll pray for the repose of his soul. He sounds like a great guy.

May I make a small suggestion? The Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society has 16 priests saying Traditional Latin Masses for those on the rolls, along with those lay people who pray for them. http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2011/12/rorate-caeli-purgatorial-society-fifty.html

Dave


21 posted on 12/29/2011 6:48:55 PM PST by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: ConorMacNessa

May he rest easily knowing that he lived a good life.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 7:02:56 PM PST by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: ConorMacNessa

May perpetual light shine upon him.

May God in His mercy grant him eternal life.

Condolences and prayers for the family as well.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 7:16:58 PM PST by Jvette
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To: ConorMacNessa

God bless and comfort you, ConorMacNessa. God bless and comfort your family. And may your dear cousin, Charley Doran, who gave so much joy on earth, find peace and joy in heaven with our Lord.


24 posted on 12/29/2011 7:26:07 PM PST by floralamiss ("The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." Thucydides)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers up,

I’m so very sorry.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 7:54:17 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Salvation

prayer bump


26 posted on 12/29/2011 8:03:07 PM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry (or Gingrich maybe))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Prayers up for Charley Doran and family.

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.
Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

27 posted on 12/29/2011 8:12:27 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I am so sorry about the loss of your cousin, ConorMacNessa. He had a wonderful life and he sounds like he was a fantastic man. May Our Lord comfort you and his family during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.


28 posted on 12/29/2011 8:15:06 PM PST by momtothree
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To: ConorMacNessa

Done


29 posted on 12/29/2011 9:10:57 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers lifted Sir Conor, for your cousin Charley Doran, and for all those who love him and will miss him.
May God welcome him home.
*HUG*


30 posted on 12/29/2011 10:34:16 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: ConorMacNessa
My prayers and condolences to the entire family.

Another hero called to Heaven, much too young! God Bless him!

31 posted on 12/29/2011 10:44:41 PM PST by oldteen
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers up for Mr. Doran and his surviving family. I’m very sorry for your loss.


32 posted on 12/30/2011 4:36:24 AM PST by Tax-chick (I'm not being paid enough for this.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sorry to hear about your cousin’s crossin over.

Deepest Regards

alfa6 ;>{


33 posted on 12/30/2011 5:04:23 AM PST by alfa6
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To: ConorMacNessa

Charley had a wonderful life.
I will pray for the peaceful repose of his soul.


34 posted on 12/30/2011 5:06:02 AM PST by fatfertile
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To: ConorMacNessa

Condolences, and I do thank your late cousin for his service in the armed forces.


35 posted on 12/30/2011 5:17:25 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

To him, O Lord, and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of comfort, light, and peace.


36 posted on 12/30/2011 6:01:25 AM PST by Oratam
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers for Charley.


37 posted on 12/30/2011 7:39:38 AM PST by mimaw
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To: ConorMacNessa

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


38 posted on 12/30/2011 7:53:18 AM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: ConorMacNessa

Lord, we pray, rest the soul of Thy servant Charles with the saints and comfort his family.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


39 posted on 12/30/2011 5:49:33 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: ConorMacNessa
I'm Sorry for your Loss, Dear Conor.
(((((Sending Loving Prayers)))))


40 posted on 12/30/2011 8:58:22 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Sounds like we lost a great one, Conor!

I will include him in my prayers at Mass this morning.

I am sure he was welcomed as he stepped through that door to Eternity!
41 posted on 01/01/2012 5:49:09 AM PST by AKA Elena (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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