Kevin Patrick Doran, of Hornell

HORNELL-Kevin Patrick Doran,  77, died Wednesday (October 21, 2015) at his home following a long illness, surrounded by his loving family.


A native and life-long resident of Hornell, he was born on December 27, 1937, to the late William and Molly Doran.


Kevin was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1955) and later graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He taught for several years at Hornell High School before turning his attention to radio full- time, serving as owner and general manager of WLEA and WCKR since the early 1970s.


Kevin was a life-long and active member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. He was also an Oblate of St. Benedict Abbey in Still River, MA, where his son, Fr. James, is a monk.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Doran.


He was married to Mary Margaret (Gibbs) Doran, his wife of 49 years, on February 19, 1966, who survives him. Also surviving are his five children: Brendan of Jersey City, New Jersey; Brian of Hornell; Fr. James (William), O.S.B., of Still River, Massachusetts; Maura (Thomas) Knoell of Phoenix, Arizona; and Andrew (Aleksandra) of Rockville, Maryland; 7 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Family & friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, (October 23, 2015) from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday (October 24, 2015) at 11:00AM at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


The family wishes to thank the many people who assisted him in his final illness, especially the Hornell Fire Department, the staff at St. James Hospital and at Hornell Gardens, and the many nurses and aides who assisted in his care.


It was Kevin’s wish that instead of sending flowers, family and friends request Masses celebrated for the repose of his soul.


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