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Former State Senate Majority Leader John H. Dorsey (R-Boonton)

Murphy orders flags to half-staff for Dorsey

Former state senator died Sunday

By Nikita Biryukov, December 20 2018 12:12 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday ordered that flags in the state be flown at half-staff Friday to honor the passing of State Sen. John Dorsey.

“Senator Dorsey dedicated his life to important causes that impacted residents of New Jersey during his time as a public servant,” Murphy said. “Tammy and I send our deepest condolences to the Dorsey family and his loved ones during this difficult time.”

Once one of the most influential Republican political leaders in Morris County, Dorsey died on Sunday, about 15 years since his career in office came to a close. He was 80.

Visitation for the late senator will be held 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Dangler, Lewis and Carey Funeral Home in Boonton. A funeral service for Dorsey will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boonton.

Immediately after the service, Dorsey will be buried at Whitehall Methodist Church Cemetery in Towaco.

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