Edward J. Donahue Jr.


Wareham, MA - Edward J. Donahue Jr., of Wareham, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Friday morning, August 17, 2018, in his home, after a long illness at the age of 75.

Born on June 24, 1943, in Everett; son of the late Edward J. Donahue Sr. and Ruth (Collins) Donahue, Ed was raised in North Andover and had resided in Andover, Mass., and Salem, N.H., for many years before moving to Wareham, Massachusetts, 20 years ago.

A graduate of North Andover High School, Ed continued his education at the Newman School, a preparatory school in Boston. Ed worked in the family business at Andover Country Club for many years before going to work at the Raytheon Corporation.

It was at work at the Andover Country Club that he met his beloved wife Dorothy. They shared 46 wonderful years together before her passing in April of this year.

Ed had many interests, but he enjoyed most arts and crafts, and was an avid painter.

Beloved husband for 46 years to the late Dorothy M. (Defina) Donahue, Ed is survived by his three sisters, Susan Donahue of Andover, Ruth Ann Donahue of North Andover, and Mary Louise Edmunds of West Hartford, Conn.; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the charity of one's choice.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services in celebration of Edward’s life in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, Waltham, on Tuesday morning, August 28, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held in the Mary Catherine Chapel prior to the funeral service on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham.
Published on August 30, 2018
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