Salem — Mrs. Josephine Patricia (Busheme) Dolan, 94, of Salem, beloved wife of the late John F. Dolan, died on October 5, 2013, at the Marist Hill Nursing Home in Waltham.
Born in New Britain, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Rosa (Bordiere) Busheme. At a young age, she moved to East Boston with her family. In 1945, she married John F. Dolan of Salem, and the family moved to Salem, where she resided until 2005. She was widowed in 1965.
She graduated from Salem State College with her degree in business education at the age of 65 in 1985, after putting all her children through college.
Mrs. Dolan was employed in the admissions department at Salem State College, and she previously worked as a seamstress for the David H. Smith Co. in Lynn. Her first job was in a candy store.
A communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Salem, Josephine was also a member of the church choir, and volunteered in the thrift shop. She was involved in the Girls Scouts of Salem, a member of the Salem State Bowling League, active in the Salem Senior Center, and also a volunteer there.
Josephine is survived by her sons John Dolan and his wife, Carmen, of Topsfield, Richard Dolan and his wife, Marlyn, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her daughters, Noreen Francis and her husband, Michael, of Auburndale, (Newton), Mass., Elizabeth Lynch of New York City, Patricia Teschek and her husband, William, of Kensington, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Busheme of San Antonio, Texas, and Joseph Busheme of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Ann Kaenamen of Dorchester, Mass., and Rose Marie Cataldo of Kalamazoo, Mich.; several nieces and nephews; and sister of the late Samuel, Paul, Francis, and Anthony Busheme, and Fay Stella.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Square, at Salem Common, Salem, on Friday, October 11, at 9:15 a.m., followed by her funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are on Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Josephine’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, MA 01970. To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.