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Obituary for John D Donahue

Date of Birth: 1/3/1928

Date of Death: 12/6/2014

Age: 86

Fort Edward NY

FORT EDWARD u John D. "Jack" Donahue, 86, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at his home. Born Jan. 3, 1928, in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Murphy) Donahue. Jack graduated from Fort Edward High School in 1946 where he was the salutatorian of his class. On May 5, 1956, he married the love of his life, Patricia LeBlanc, at St. Joseph's Church in Fort Edward with the Rev. Kenneth Doyle oiciating. Jack was a communicant of the North American Martyr's Chapel, Society of Pius X. Jack briefly worked as a sports writer for The Post- Star while he was still in high school, and was employed at General Electric for 43 years. Jack was a charter member of the Adirondack Bagpipe Band, and was an avid walker. He also enjoyed reading and writing. In addition to his parents, Jack is predeceased by his sisters, Joan Waters and Ellen Donahue; and his brother, Daniel Donahue. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 58 years, Patricia Donahue; his children, Dennis Donahue and his wife, Heidii, John Donahue and his wife, Teri, James Donahue, Richard Donahue and his wife, Sally, Joseph Donahue and his wife, Antoinette, Ellen Scelzi and her husband, Michael, and Mary Williams and her husband, Jefrey; as well as his grandchildren, Jeremiah Donahue, Mara Donahue, Patrick Donahue, Kevin Donahue, Candice Choppy, Daniel Donahue, Sean Donahue, Adeline Scelzi and Jack Scelzi. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828. To leave online condolences or to view Jack's Book of Memories, please visit www. kilmerfuneralhome.com. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at the North American Martyrs Chapel, 100 Boulevard, Hudson Falls, New York. A gathering to celebrate Jack's life will be held at the Idlehour Club in Fort Edward following the services. Memorial donations in Jack's name can be made to the North American Martyrs Chapel, Society of Pius X, 100 Boulevard, Hudson Falls, NY 12839