Connie Doolan lived that bond profoundly for all the days of his American life.
In order to survive and flourish, Irish America depends of the efforts of individuals, not just in their working lives, but most crucially in the hours they devote to family, friends and community.
Connie Doolan covered all these bases. Always impeccably turned out, Doolan was one of the most familiar figures in Irish American business spanning three and a half decades.
Once the Guinness company found its man, it was on the road to success in the world’s biggest market.
Once Irish America found Connie Doolan, the man found that his spare moments would become even more rare and precious.
Connie, and he would appreciate the pun, was always on tap for his people. Rarely was there an event of import without the Cork man’s presence and voice.
Significant gatherings did not begin with anthems; they began with Connie Doolan singing anthems, the “Soldier’s Song” and the “Star Spangled Banner.”
All else duly followed.
What will follow Connie Doolan is a legacy of hard work, devotion and service to the two countries he loved during a lifetime that was more than well lived.
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