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I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He and your Mom were lovely people and good neighbors.


Posted by: Joan Robicheau-Paolin - Malden, MA   May 01, 2015

My sincere condolences to Captain Folan's family and friends.
I had the honor and privilege of working for Captain Folan on occasion, as a rookie firefighter in the late seventies. He was an "Old School" Fire Captain who led by example, and cared for his men. He, along with many of his generation, were responsible for the Malden Fire Department's much deserved
reputation as being one of the best "interior structural" departments on the North Shore.
Rest In Peace, Brother

Captain Richard Mills (Ret.)
Malden Engine 2
Nottingham, NH


Posted by: Richard Mills - Nottingham, NH - Fellow Fire Officer   May 01, 2015

As a former employee of Windham Terrace, my sympathy goes out to the Folan family. Jim was always a fun guy to have around. Always good for a laugh. He will be greatly missed


Posted by: Chrissie Whitehorn - Winder, GA   May 01, 2015

Sorry to learn of Jim's passing. We remember him fondly. Our hearts and thoughts are with the Folan family.
With deepest sympathy,
Hollie and Leo Gallivan
Bonita Springs, FL


Posted by: Hollie and Leo Gallivan - Bonita Springs, FL   May 01, 2015

I was sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I have such fond memoiries of him at all the family Thanksgivings and other functions and visiting him and Rita here in Florida. Happy Memories help get you through the sad times. Jean Gagnon


Posted by: Jean Gagnon - Palm Coast, FL - Family   Apr 30, 2015

Uncle Jim was a very special man. He made everyone feel like they were very important to him. He always wanted to hear how you were doing.He had a sparkle in his eyes you couldn't forget.Bill and I will miss our bi-weekly telephone calls. Rest in peace we love you Bil and Jane


Posted by: A friend   Apr 29, 2015

He was such a great guy...... I loved that smile of his and the mischievous twinkle in his eye. He will be missed.


Posted by: Beth Gentille - San Leandro, CA   Apr 29, 2015

Jim, Joanne and all the kids in the wonderful Folan family, i am very sorry for your loss. I remember great family gatherings and summer birthday parties where Big Jim was the life of the party. He passed on to Jim the art of being a great loving father. Everyone whose lives he touched were blessed by his love. My deepest condolences.


Posted by: Ellen Vermilyea - Pembroke, NH   Apr 29, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man, grandfather to my children. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to Jim Jr., I know he was a great father, mentor, and friend. My thoughts are with all of his family and loved ones.
Ginnie Folan


Posted by: A friend   Apr 29, 2015

Dear Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. We at St. Matthew's have grown to love your dad thru our many visits to Windham Terrace and by his worshipping with us at the 9:30 mass. He always had something funny to say and gave all the women kisses! Your dad was a very spiritual man and loved receiving the Eucharist. His presence will be missed by all of us. He always included the military and

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Posted by: peg donahue-turner - windham, NH - pastoral care   Apr 29, 2015