In Remembrance: John F. Doran ’40 Died on May 12 2015

John (Jack) F. Doran, age 96, a longtime resident of the Andover/Lawrence, Massachusetts, area, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Bellamy Fields in Dover, New Hampshire, where he had resided for the past several years.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 8, 1918, he was the son of Louisa (Geib) Doran and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. He attended Kings School in Stamford, graduated secondary school from Loomis in 1936, and graduated from Yale University in 1940 where he was active in the Outing Club and the Navy ROTC program.

Jack was a valued business man, storyteller, and gentleman, and loved by family and friends. He had a fulfilling life that included many areas of contribution. He served in the navy during World War II, instructing midshipmen in New York, commanding a landing ship (LSM-166), landing on Okinawa, and operating the harbor of Yokoama, Japan, after their surrender.  His career as an industrial engineer included work with Naugatuck Footwear Company in Naugatuck, Connecticut; Chase Brass and Copper in Waterbury, Connecticut; Carborundum Company in Niagara Falls, New York; American Optical in Southbridge, Massachusetts; J. W. Greer in Wilmington, Massachusetts; and Raytheon Corporation in Andover and Lexington, Massachusetts.

Jack’s post-career accomplishments included Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts (1992–2011).  During his near full-time positions at the diocese, he contributed extensively, including as a member of the Board of the Trustees of Donations; Mission Focus co-chair; critical member of the committee responsible for building the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, New Hampshire; member of the Diocesan Council; member of the Finance Committee; and a member the Stokes Fund Loan Committee.  In November, 2000 Jack received an award presented at the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts by M. Thomas Shaw SSJE and Barbara Harris, which stated, “You are a beloved, devoted, indefatigable, and preeminent volunteer member of the diocesan staff.”

Jack was predeceased by his first wife, Ann Weidig Doran, who died in 1975. He is survived by his wife Eleanor Appleby-Doran of Harwich Port, Massachusetts; his son, Kenneth Doran of Lawrence, Massachusetts; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan (Doran) Marique and Gary Marique of Milton, New Hampshire; his grandson Nicholas Marique and wife Danielle with great-grandchildren Lillian, Kaylinn and Emilie; his granddaughter Melissa Marique and Ryan Bernard with great-grandchildren Layla and Bella of Rochester, New Hampshire; and Rebecca Marique of Malden, Massachusetts.

The entire family would like to thank the staff of Bellamy Fields in Dover, New Hampshire, for their compassionate care during his stay at their facility. 

—Submitted by the family.

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