Joseph F. Donahue

October 12, 2007

Joseph F. Donahue
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

JOSEPH F. DONAHUE – of Woburn and Florida, October 12th. Beloved husband of the late Louise (Dizio) Donahue. Devoted father of Richard Donahue and Barbara White, both of Florida, and Elizabeth A. Malloy of Reading. Brother of the late Gerald Donahue. Loving grandfather of Jennifer and Susan Donahue, Thomas and Robert Black, Robert Battey and Justin White. Also survived by four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his great-grandson, Jamie Black. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, MA 01801. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Joseph F. Donahue, a resident of Woburn for most of his life, passed away at Winchester Hospital on Friday, October 12th, following an illness of several months. The husband of the late Louise (Dizio) Donahue, he was eighty-seven years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Joseph “Jigs” and Eileen (Halloran) Donahue. He graduated from Woburn High School and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army as a combat infantryman in the European African Middle Eastern Theater of Operations.

He was a painter for most of his life until his retirement, and held membership in the Painter’s Union. He was also a member of the VFW.

For the past twenty years he alternated his time between his daughters’ homes in Reading and Florida, spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Along with his wife Louise, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Donahue, and his great-grandson, Jamie Black.

Surviving are three children: Richard Donahue and Barbara White, both of Florida, and Elizabeth A. Malloy of Reading, six grandchildren, Jennifer and Susan Donahue, Thomas and Robert Black, Robert Battey and Justin White, and four great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, MA 01801.

Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

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  1. JUST LETTING YOU KNOW YOU ARE STILL IN MY HEART AND MIND.. EVERY DAY I THINK OF YOU..MISS YOU LOVE YOU…………

  2. JUST LETTING YOU KNOW YOU ARE STILL IN MY HEART AND MIND.. EVERY DAY I THINK OF YOU..MISS YOU LOVE YOU…………

  3. Well 2 yrs already missing you still. god do we miss our talk’s with you,,thankyou for all you did for us’and for loving us; not a day go;s bye we talk and laugh about thing;s and still saying ask dah” we love you xoxoxoxo

  4. hello dah i am missing you so much. i need to talk to you and get your great advice..help us watch over all. we talk about you every day”’ kiss mom for us. love bett’s..

  5. Betty and Barbara

    So sorry for your loss. We can only hope that Louise and Joe and Olga and Johnny are together again.

    Diane

  6. Dear Joe,
    It was a pleasure to have known you, and I shall always remember you. I was so honored that you showed me your world war II medals and shared a few stories with me, I felt very privileged. I’ll always remember too, our crazy trip up North to Woburn.

    With Love, Your Friend
    Marge Leathers

  7. dear dah,
    well i guess the journey is over, no more pain, only we have pain now. if love could have saved you, you never would have died. thank you so much, for being my dad. say hi to mom, i’ll never let go, i will live off of fond memories. till we meet again, your in my heart, forever and ever. i love you so much, bye. betts

  8. Barbara White (Daughter),
    To my Dah, Thank you for a wonderful life. I know your not suffering any longer and I know you went home to meet dear Louise Thank you for all your love and wisdom.. I love you forever Barbara

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