Edwin J. Donahue

Edwin J. Donahue, 75, a longtime resident of Randolph, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne (Kelliher) Donahue to whom he was wed for 47 years. Edwin was born and raised in Brockton. After graduation from Brockton High School, he served in the United States Air Force including two tours in Vietnam. Ed earned a degree in Business Administration from Stonehill College (Class of 1972).

Beloved father of Edwin J. Donahue III of Hudson and Megan L. Kasparian of Easton and their spouses Elizabeth Maguire and Paul Kasparian. His greatest joys were his two grandsons, Eddie and Quint. Ed was always ready for hugs. Edwin also leaves behind his dear sister, Lauretta Durand of Rockford, IL and his dear sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Lawrence Willis of Middleboro, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Ed retired from Verizon Communications in 2008. He enjoyed his retirement. He was an active member of the Braintree Sportsman club. He loved traveling, the beach, fishing, visiting with friends and being surrounded by his family and his treasured dogs. Most recently, Ed could be found on his back deck reading a book and watching the birds with his favorite black lab by his side.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 4-6pm with a memorial service beginning at 5:45pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edwin’s memory may be made to DAV- Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.


First Name: Bob and Carol
Last Name: Kelleher
City: Warren
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 01/15/2020

Regretfully I can't drive at night so we will be unable to attend !!

First Name: George & Barbara
Last Name: Chamberlain
City: 111 Tropicana Drive, Punta Gorda FL 33950
State: FL
Country: US
Entry Date: 01/23/2020

Dear Jeanne and family,

So sad to hear from Carolyn that your dear husband passed away. We shall always remember him for the work he did around the beach house. Hopefully, we can get together when we are in New England again! LOL

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