Skip to comments.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.
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
May he rest easily knowing that he lived a good life.
May perpetual light shine upon him.
May God in His mercy grant him eternal life.
Condolences and prayers for the family as well.
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.
I’m so very sorry.
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 cest à Toi quappartiennent 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)
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.
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.
Another hero called to Heaven, much too young! God Bless him!
Prayers up for Mr. Doran and his surviving family. I’m very sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear about your cousin’s crossin over.
Charley had a wonderful life.
I will pray for the peaceful repose of his soul.
Condolences, and I do thank your late cousin for his service in the armed forces.
To him, O Lord, and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of comfort, light, and peace.
Prayers for Charley.
Prayers for God’s blessings on all.
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.