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Obituary: Tom Nolan – Track & Field 1971-76, Coaches 1978-81



RE: Former all-conference USL Distance star passes away after battle with cancer

Thomas Raymond Nolan

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 22 ,2007 at a 3:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Thomas Raymond Nolan, 54, who passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 at his residence in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.

Reverend Steve LeBlanc, Pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass. Giftbearers will be his parents, Dorothy and James Nolan. Lectors will be Patricia Marino and Amy Fountain. Melody Thibodeaux will sing for the services, "Ave Maria", "On Eagles’ Wings", "Here I Am Lord", "The Shepherd Is My Lord", and "The Lord’s Prayer".

Survivors include his beloved wife Mary Alice Weddington Nolan; his parents James and Dorothy Nolan; one daughter Amy Bowie Fountain and her husband, Brent; one son Brad E. Bowie; one grandson, Jack Raymond Fountain; one sister Patricia Marino and her husband, Nino; one brother Kevin Nolan and his wife, Susan; and his nieces and nephews Katie Skinner and her husband, Simon, Kevin and Christine Nolan, and Allegra, Gregory and Celine Marino.

He was preceded in death by his Godson James G. Nolan.

A native of New York, New York, and resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, for most of his life Mr. Nolan was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He was an employee of the Lafayette Parish School Board for over 29 years, and a dedicated cross country and track coach at both Lafayette and Comeaux High Schools. He will be dearly missed not only by family and friends but by all of those whose lives he touched throughout the years.

Pallbearers will be Richard Baudoin, Brad Bowie, Al Cain, Brent Cockrell, Brent Fountain, and Lance Songy.

A Rosary will be prayed on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 7:00 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home in Lafayette.

The family requests that visitation be observed on Sunday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Monday from 8:00 AM until time of services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Comeaux High School Tom Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund, 100 West Bluebird Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

Martin & Castille – Lafayette, 337-234-2311

 Submitted by Stewart Blue and published in the Daily Advertiser on October 21, 2007

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