The death of Peter Dolan at 63 is a great loss for this city.
Although he moved away to Melrose to raise his family there, his professional life in its entirety was spent here and this city was the love of his life in as much as a city can come to dominate so great a space in a man’s heart and soul.
He wasn’t just another school administrator.
He was a special man who understood his job and who understood as well the human predicament.
He could understand the struggle of young students because his life growing up was a struggle.
He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Whatever he made out of his life he earned himself and with his own hard work and intelligence.
People to a person liked Peter Dolan.
They remembered him long after meeting him as he remembered them.
We lament his death at so early an age.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
There are no Peter Dolans coming up the ladder in Everett today.