Edie Dolan tribute

Maury Thompson
2 min readOct 28, 2020

Some years ago my loving wife suggested that Christ Church should have a Marriage Hall of Fame to honor exemplary couples such as Al and Harriet Cederstrom, Ralph and Lillian Nicholson, and Ted and Edie Dolan.

Ted and Edie were married for more than 70 years, yet never lost the radiance of newly weds.

Edie, who died Oct. 23 at age 94, was a pillar of joy of Christ Church.

Christ Church coffee fellowship will never seem quite the same without Edie’s kind, neighborly conversations.

Edie’s service to Christ Church and the local faith community in one year alone — 1949 — exemplifies her lifetime of dedication.

As reported in The Post-Star:

  • Christ Church office secretary, secretary of Troy Conference Methodist Fellowship, and secretary for children’s work of Christ Church Woman’s Society for Christian Service.
  • Kindergarten teacher at Christ Church School of Religion, as Sunday School was known at that time.
  • Usher on Jan. 12 for the Woman’s Society for Christian Service of Christ Church covered dish supper and pageant “For Christ and his Church,” to introduce the new missions advance theme.
  • Committee that organized Community Ambassador Program square dance on April 23 at the Grange Hall on Nelson Street.
  • Committee that planned May 5 tea at Christ Church to welcome Dr. Earnest M. Ligon, chairman of the Department of Psychology at Union College, who preached at the morning service and spoke in the evening to parents
  • Together with Barbara Foster led the Christ Church Young Adult Fellowship service of gospel songs and readings in June at Hodgman Home, a Methodist Home for elderly women at Fort Edward. “They brought picnic lunches to share with the women of the home.”
  • Introduced Green Mountain Junior College President H.C. Ackley and Vice President H. E. Chaffee at first gathering in September of the new Alumnae of Green Mountain Junior College of the Glens Falls area — a turkey dinner at Thomson’s Tea Room
  • Song leader for Youth Council of Churches Christmas Carol Sing on Dec. 21— About 350 young people gathered at First Presbyterian Church, where the youth split up into 15 groups. Each group was transported on the back of truck through a different section of the city, making stops at homes of shut ins — 150 homes in total.



Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY