Joseph M. Donovan

  • Born: March 20, 1940
  • Died: March 18, 2016
  • Location: Malden, Massachusetts

Carroll Funeral Home

721 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148

Tel. (781) 322-6322

Tribute & Message From The Family


DONOVAN, Joseph M., Boston Police Dept., retired - Of Malden and Mission Hill, March 18th. Beloved son of the late Edward and Grace (Roth) Donovan. Devoted husband of Sheila (O'Leary). Beloved father of Patrick Donovan and his wife Julie McLaughlin of Westford, Kevin Donovan and his wife Kirstin Olson of Melrose, and Stephen Donovan and his sweetheart Alissa Yetter of Warwick, RI. Brother of Lawrence Donovan and Marilyn Powers of Dedham, Clare Finnegan and her late husband George of Dedham, Fay Geary and her husband Bob of Hyannis, and the late Edward Donovan and his surviving wife Mary Louise of PA. Cherished grandfather of Brandon, Leah, Alana, William, Mackenzie and Sean. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend A Liturgical Blessing in the Sacred Hearts Church, 315 Main Street, Malden on Thursday March 24th at 11am. Visiting hours are at the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, Malden on Wednesday March 23rd from 4-8 PM. Committal Services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions in Joseph's name be made to New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. Honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after 3 years of service. Graduate of Northeastern University. Member of the Boston Police Dept for 35 years and member of the Boston Patrolmen's Association, Boston Police Emerald Society and the Malden Irish American Club.