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Jean L. Doran

March 11, 1927 - February 26, 2016

Jean L. Doran

Jean Doran, 88, died peacefully on February 26, 2016 in Solomons, MD.
Jean Doran was born March 11, 1927 in Long Branch, NJ to Leah and Charles B. Carrigan. She graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Washington, DC, then she attended Nursing School at Garfield Hospital in Washington, DC, graduating in 1950, and then employed as a nurse.
Jean later met her future husband John at the hospital while he was employed as a facilities engineer.
Jean married John T. Doran on April 14, 1951 at St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, VA and together raised 10 children in Chevy Chase.
In the mid 70’s, the family moved to Prince Frederick, MD in Calvert County.
Shortly afterwards, one of her sons' was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. After numerous attempts to find treatment for her son in hospitals and with various medications, she realized that more specialized help was needed.
By the late 1970's, Jean and like-minded friends and other local families faced with similar situations, organized a group to seek better solutions for the care of the mentally ill.
Eventually, in concert with
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Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, March 4, 2016
11:00 AM

St. John Vianney Catholic Church
105 Vianney Lane
Prince Frederick MD 20678
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Anne & Jack Etzel
St Leonard, MD
3/18/2016 01:35 AM

We want to offer our sympathy to you on the death of your Mother. I knew her through her work for those who have a mental illness. She was so kind and caring She truly lived God's call to care for those who suffer. May she rest in peace. Anne Etzel

Bob Scott
Port Republic, MD
3/13/2016 05:09 AM

Doran Family, I was saddened to read about the loss of your mom. I send my condolences on your loss. I personally appreciated the kindness of your mom and dad. As a young father and husband, I lost my wife, Margaret, unexpectedly after a short illness in 3 months and your parents always asked how I and my sons were doing. I always appreciated their kindness. That meant a great deal to me and my 3 sons. We will pray for you and your families. I am sure she is smiling in heaven reunited with your dad.

Jean Willis
Solomons, MD
3/6/2016 12:32 AM

To The Doran Family - I was so happy to have met some of the Doran Family when my husband Fred was seated with your parents at Asbury-Solomons Health Center Dining Room and I appreciated your friendship. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. My best to all the family, Jean Willis, Asbury-Solomons

Nancy M Nicklas
Springfield, VA
3/5/2016 05:36 PM

To the Doran Family, especially to Nancy... A friend texted me the message that your mother had passed away, early this morning. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of the Doran family. Your parents and I had some great conversations at Blessed Sacrament, in Chevy Chase, so many years ago. I often tell friends that I only fished once in my life and it was with your father, when you first moved to S. MD. Your parents had invited me down for a July 4th weekend. Know that your mother has left a forever mark on everyone she encountered. She was a very strong and courageous woman. She lived a long and productive life. Remember the good times. Know she is now reunited with your father and your brothers. (I can still see Danny Doran and his beautiful eyes in my 2nd grade class. My thoughts and prayers are with the Doran family. May Mrs. Doran rest in peace.

Mike & Brenda Burns
St Leonard, MD
3/4/2016 03:37 PM

We are so sorry to know that such wonderful examples of faith, courage and dedication have left us. Your Mom and Dad gave so much to others with such a grateful spirit, it is difficult to measure. May you know that we are with you all in heartfelt sympathy with the knowledge of how you have been richly blessed. Personally, Mike has had the blessing to know and love your parents and will be forever grateful for their impact in his life.

Carolyn Johnson
Saint Leonard, MD
3/3/2016 07:26 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all the family in the loss of such a wonderful and inspiring lady. I so enjoyed her company and that of John on our parish trip to the Holy Land several years ago. They both left a legacy of caring and commitment to their faith, their family, and their community. All the family and Jean are in our prayers.

Brian Walsh
Telluride , CO
3/3/2016 05:35 PM

Sorry to hear that my Aunt Tweeter passed ..... My Mother Joyce always spoke so highly of Tweeter . I remember her being really calm with all the kids around . So my condolences to all my Doran cousins .

Bernadette Hager
Huntingtown, MD
3/2/2016 11:35 PM

To All the Doran children: It was with a saddened surprise that I learned of the death of your mom and my dear friend. I know how that it is a terrible feeling when someone so close to you passes away. Jean was loved by many and will be missed by all. I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy and the hope that the kind words of your family and friends will make this difficult time a bit easier to bear. You are a very close and loving family and I am especially happy you have each other. Most Sincerely, Bernadette

Gloria Burley
Prince Frederick, MD
3/1/2016 10:36 PM

Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of Mrs Doran. She was a special lady, kind and loving. I was very happy to have had the opportunity to meet her and her wonderful family. May peace be yours.

Michael Kenealy
3/1/2016 10:08 PM

Cathy, Eileen and Family Very sorry for your loss. I remember your mom fondly many years ago and she has obviously continued her amazing work to the very end. Will certainly keep all in our thoughts and prayers Suggie and Michael Kenealy

Michele Damare Kerr
Silver Spring, MD
3/1/2016 06:22 PM

To the Doran children -- I so fondly remember your Mom and the time we visited you guys in your Chevy Chase home and the many special occasions she and your Dad spent with my parents. She was such an wonderful, caring, kind person and you were so blessed to have had such a wonderful Mom. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. Sincerely, Michele Damare Kerr

Bernadette White
Washington , DC
3/1/2016 03:31 PM

Barbara and I are sorry for your lost. We will pray for you and your family.


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