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My condolence to Joe's family and other friends. I first met Joe many years ago while he was working details at Boston's Bull & Finch Pub (later to become the "Cheers" Bar). Our paths crossed again later in life while I was serving in the Suffolk County DA's Office. He will be missed.

Bruce A. Dean
Assistant DA & Chief, Special Prosecutions Unit (Ret.)
Suffolk County


Posted by: Bruce Dean - West Newbury, MA   Mar 22, 2016

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a really nice guy. May he rest in peace. God Bless him.


Posted by: Donnalyn Sullivan - Everett, MA - Coworker   Mar 21, 2016

On behalf of the King Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May all the good memories help sustain you in the times ahead.


Posted by: Michael King - Hull, MA   Mar 21, 2016

It was a great honor to have known Joe for forty-two years. We first met in Boston in 1974, when I was just a boot Trooper and Joe was with Boston. We'd see each other over the years from time to time, too often at wakes and funerals, and then later found ourselves both working for the Middlesex Sheriff. I always admired Joe's outspokenness, loyalty, courage and patriotism. He always went out of his way to help and advise

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Posted by: JOHN CUNNINGHAM - FRAMINGHAM, MA   Mar 21, 2016

I am so sorry to read of Joe's passing. I spent time with him when we both worked in downtown Boston. A great guy. My sincere condolences to the entire Donovan Family. May he rest in peace. Richie Stanton


Posted by: richie stanton - edgartown, MA   Mar 21, 2016

You were a dear friend to me and I always enjoyed speaking to you by phone.

Thank you for keeping an eye on Frank Walsh and me when we first got to

District One. I'm glad I saw you at the last Police reunion in May. Thanks for

keeping in touch. If I wasn't in Florida I would be there for the service.

With sympathy, TIM


Posted by: Timothy Connors - Friend   Mar 21, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Posted by: John & Diane McLeod - Boston, MA - Friend   Mar 20, 2016