Mr. Patrick H. Folan

  • Born: June 24, 1955
  • Died: June 29, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375
Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

STOUGHTON-----Patrick H. Folan, 65, a resident of Stoughton for the past 43 years, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 surrounded by his family at Brigham & Women's Hospital after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Debra A. "Debbie" (Blanchard) Folan for 43 years, together 49.

Patrick was born in Boston on June 24, 1955, a son of the late Patrick J. and Nora (Folan) Folan, he was raised and educated in Dorchester, Stoughton and Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School Class of 1973. Patrick continued his education at Wentworth Institute of Technology earning a bachelor's degree.

Patrick was the co-owner of Folan Waterproofing and Construction of Easton, a second-generation business succeeded by his parents. A Trustee for the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Union Local 3 in Boston, where he was also a proud member for over 43 years. Patrick had served as past President for the Mason Contractors Association and was on the Honorary Committee for the Clergy Health & Retirement Trust.

Patrick held numerous Construction Industry licenses ranging from Manufacturer Certified Applicator to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License. He also held the EM-385 Training & 30 Hour Osha Supervisors License.

Patrick was a member of several Professional Organizations including the Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute, the Association for Preservation of Technology, Mason Contractors Association of Massachusetts, Building Trades Association, Boston Society of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, Scaffold Industry and Access Association & the Air Barrier Association of America.

Patrick devoted his life to the family business and loved seeing his children follow his legacy. Patrick's hobbies included boating, golfing, traveling, dining out and sight-seeing. He was always the most talkative at any gym he went to conversating with anyone and everyone.

Patrick was extremely charitable to many organizations including the Archdiocese of Boston, Member of the Cardinal's Circle, the Redemptorists Boston's Basilica, St. Anthony Shrine, Wounded Warriors and the Massachusetts State Police.

Patrick treasured spending time with his "Hunny Pie". An avid boater, he loved being on the ocean cruising on his Formula "Debbie Ann", named after his loving & devoted wife. Family time with his four granddaughters & vacations were his favorite. He enjoyed traveling all parts of the globe including London, Ireland, Alaska, Grand Cayman, Greece, Bahamas, Israel and beyond.

In addition to his wife Debbie, he is survived by his devoted children, Holly A. Brookes and her husband Jaime of Roslindale, Aimee M. Foley and her husband John of Easton and Patrick J. Folan III and his wife JulieAnn of Easton; his sister, Mary Ellen Card and her husband Tommy of East Bridgewater; his grandchildren, Anna Folan, Molly Brookes, Gracie Folan and Nora Brookes as well as several nieces and nephews. Cousin of the late Padraic and Maureen Feeney of Westwood and their daughter Deirdre Sweger and her husband Brian of Foxboro. Patrick was also the sister of the late Noreen P. Folan and uncle of the late Kevin Sean Folan.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visitation hours on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, Face Masks & Social Distancing Required. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton, Face Mask and Social Distancing Required. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. In lieu of flowers donations in Patrick's memory may be sent to Saint Anthony's Shrine-100 Arch Street, Boston, MA. 02110. For directions or condolences visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Debbie Dave And I are so sorry for your loss . Pat and Dave were good friends so many years ago . ❤

Posted by Ann Thomas - Raynham, MA - Friend   July 13, 2020

. I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Ann Thomas - Raynham, MA - Friend   July 10, 2020

To the Folan Family,
My sincerest sympathy and condolences on the passing of Patrick, a true gentlemen and professional. The Folan family has always been top notch in my work association with them as far back as the mid-80's. An incredible family and I am saddened by this loss.
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." Cicero
God Bless you all.

Posted by Tom Leahy - Dorchester, MA   July 08, 2020

I have so many memories with Mr. Folan as child. He took me boating and did so much with us kids. He was an amazing man and will be missed. My thoughts and condolences to the Folan family.

Posted by Danielle Poillucci - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   July 08, 2020

Patrick was a very intelligent, sincere and humble individual who understood the importance of providing good living wages to his workers as well as good health and pension benefits for working families. We are very grateful and fortunate for his participation as a Trustee on the Union Fringe Benefit Funds and the Apprenticeship Board. The Officers of Local 3 extend their deepest, heartfelt condolences to Debbie, Pat, Aimee and Holly over their loss. God bless Patrick Folan, an all around good guy.

Chuck Raso, President
Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen #3

Posted by Chuck Raso - Boston, MA   July 06, 2020

Dear Debbie, Pat Holly, Aimee and families, Maryellen, Tommy and family.
My sincere sympathy to you all on the death of Patrick. It was a big shock to us all. We shall keep him in our thoughts and prayers. Hope he is now with his sister Noreen and his parents. May he rest in peace.
Cousin Padraic (Joe) Folan Aille, Inverin, Galway, Ireland.

Posted by Padraic Folan    July 06, 2020

Dear Debbie, Pat, Holly, Aimee and families, Maryellen, Tommy and family.
So sorry and shocked to hear of Patricks passing. He will be so missed by you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Sincere condolences.
From your cousin Nonie and Michael Burke and family and cousin Maryann and family Galway, Ireland.

Posted by Nonie Burke - Galway   July 06, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss, Sincere condolences to the Folan Family.

Posted by David & Casey Giordani - Marshfield, MA   July 06, 2020

dear Debbie Holly, Aimee and Pat. our hearts are sad over the loss of Pat since our families came together, we always enjoyed the times together
we have shared! Pat was more to us than an extension of family, he was our friend we will never forget the last moments we shared just weeks ago! he will always be remembered as a man with a good heart who had a deep love for his family. please accept our heart felt condolences. all our love and thoughts. ,Jake and Mary Foley

Posted by jake foley - abington, MA - Family Friend   July 06, 2020

Dear Debbie,
I am so, so sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and your family.

Fran Grey

Posted by Francis X Grey - Acquaintance   July 06, 2020

Really sorry to hear about Pat. Have a lot of childhood memories of him and his family. Prayers and thoughts to Deb, Mary Ellen and families. Love you all❤

Posted by Barbara Vesey - Friend   July 05, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss..our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.
Cindy and Bob Cocivera

Posted by Cynthia Cocivera - Wellfleet, MA   July 05, 2020

so sorry for your loss, Debbie. I'm sure you have so many wonderful memories of your husband gone far too soon. Here' hoping those memories help you through this most difficult. love always mark&amy mcguire

Posted by Mark McGuire    July 05, 2020

So sorry to hear of Patrick's passing. We went to high school together and had such a nice time seeing each other at our last reunion - deepest condolences to his family -a wonderful man RIP

Posted by Janice Krueger - Natick, MA - Classmate   July 05, 2020

So sorry to hear about Pat's passing. He will be very missed. Love and prayers for the family.

Posted by Sheila and Jim LaFrance - Friend   July 03, 2020

Our family is so sorry to hear about Pat's passing. Every time we saw Pat, he always seemed so happy. He always greeted us with a big smile and big bear hug. Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and her family at this difficult time. Ray and Maureen Ledoux.

Posted by Ray Ledoux, Jr. - Bridgewater, MA   July 03, 2020

Dear Debbie, Pat, Holly, Aimee and families,
We are so saddened to hear of Pat Sr.'s passing. We always looked forward to seeing him with you Debbie at parties and also at Doyle's on Friday nights sitting at the bar. He was such a gentle man and he will be missed by many.
Pat, you will carry on his legacy with the help of your sisters and family and he will watch over all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jim and Judy

Posted by Judy Dostoomian - Stoughton, MA   July 03, 2020

God bless Patrick. A truly wonderful man. His family was everything. So many will miss him. Rest in peace Pat and God bless the family.

Posted by Edward Foley - Friend   July 02, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Pats passing.
Sincere condolences.
Marc Watson & Family

Posted by Marc Watson - South Easton, MA - Friend   July 02, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. Pat was an absolute gentleman and wonderful person to work with. He leaves quite the legacy. Will be missed.

Posted by Scott Morvan - Boston, MA - Coworker   July 02, 2020

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