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Obituary for John J Donahue

Date of Birth: 1/8/1938

Date of Death: 11/2/2014

Age: 76

Keene NH

John J. "Jack" Donahue, 76, a resident of Keene and former resident of Turners Falls, Mass., passed away Nov. 2, 2014, at the Genesis Keene Center with family at his side. He was born in Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 8, 1938, son of Walter J. and Catherine M. (Croake) Donahue of Millers Falls, Mass. He attended Ervingside Grammar School and continued on to Turners Falls High School and graduated in 1957. While there, he played on the football team and continued to follow the football team's history with great pride. He spent his life living in Turners Falls and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Church. He enjoyed the friends at the Senior Center and attended the many trips they sponsored. His other interest was following and attending many town meetings. Survivors include his brother, Michael, and wife, Cindy Donahue, of Keene; sister, Frances Ducharme of South Hadley, Mass.; niece, Caitlin (Donahue) Newell; nephews, Ryan Donahue, Mark Ducharme, Ralph Ducharme; and great-nieces and nephews and cousins. His father and mother, along with a brother-in-law, passed away earlier. A private graveside service will be held in the Highland Cemetery, Montague, Mass., at a later time. Foley Funeral Home of Keene is assisting the family with these arrangements (www.foleyfuneralhome.com). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Donahue's name to the Montague Senior Center, 62 Fifth St., P.O. Box 166, Turners Falls, Mass., 01376.