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Joseph M. Donovan

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“We are all thinking of you Joe at this time, i treasured the time i spent with you on St. Patricks Day. Love Michael, Patricia, Geraldine & Andrew...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Geraldine Desmond - friend

“I have just learned with sadness of joes passing may he rip.Sheila and all the family please accept my condolences and that of Elizabeth and indeed...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Willie McGee - Dublin, Ireland

“Just found out that Joseph is no longer with us. He was a true gentleman and was a liason for those of Irish heritage. I last spoke to Joseph in May...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Joseph Szymkowski - Killeen, TX

“to Sheila and family.we are devastated to learn of our dear friend joes passing when we received your card sheila today. we will pray for him and...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: michael desmond - Friend

“R.I.P. Joe, Rest In Peace ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: John Bohill - ME - Friend

“Very sorry to hear about Joe's passing. Was unable to make the wake or funeral God bless. John and Judy ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: John Menihane - Haverhill, MA

“Joe was a great friend to me and my late wife Peggy. My deepest sympathy to Sheila and family. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Tommy Rabbitte - Galway

“Our deepest sympathy to Sheila and Joe's family on their sad loss.We have great memories of Joe's trips to Galway over the years.He will be greatly...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Joan Tierney - Galway

“Joe was a great guy and good friend and partner on the BPD to my dad, Danny Fontana. RIP Joe I will always remember you. Shiela and boys my...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Michael Fontana - Malden, MA

“May Joe rest in peace. He was great guy to work with when I was with the School Police. He was also a good friend to talk with. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: John Coleman - Charlestown, MA

“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...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Bruce Dean - West Newbury, MA

“So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a really nice guy. May he rest in peace. God Bless him. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Donnalyn Sullivan - Everett, MA

“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. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Michael King - Hull, MA

“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....Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: JOHN CUNNINGHAM - FRAMINGHAM, MA

“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...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: richie stanton - edgartown, MA

“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 ...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Timothy Connors - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: John & Diane McLeod - Boston, MA

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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.