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Richard J. Donahue

Born: Sat., Jan. 17, 1942
Died: Thu., Jul. 12, 2018

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
Location: Assonet Burial Grounds

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Richard J. Donahue 76, of Assonet passed away at his home surrounded by those he loved, on Thursday July 12, 2018.

He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Anne (Terry) Donahue.

Born in North Dighton, Ma he was the son of the late Richard Francis Donahue and Evelyn L. (Rose) Donahue.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Betty, and their children, his two sons; John Richard Donahue and Paul Edward Donahue, both of Assonet, and his daughter; Wendy Elizabeth Ward and her husband Ralph of Westport. He is also survived by his brother; Austin Leo Donahue and his wife Donna of North Dighton and Richard is predeceased by his sister Eilleen Donahue. Richard was also the proud grandfather of his five grandchildren; Cameron Brouillette, Elizabeth Brouillette, Allyson Ward, Andrew Ward and Riley Donahue. Richard was the loving companion to many dogs and he leaves to mourn his passing, his three Jack Russell's, Jack, Peanut and Piggy.

Richard was a veteran and served his Country proudly during the Vietnam War in the United States Navy. He liked to go fishing, and enjoyed hunting but mostly he was a family man, he adored his wife, children, grandchildren and his faithful furry companions.

His service is to be a graveside service at Assonet Burying Grounds on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.


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Ron and Elaine Gagnon
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Dear Wendy and family. So sorry for your great loss, but know now that you have your own guardian angel to watch over you and your beautiful family. You are in our prayers.

Sue and Jay Martineau
   Posted Sat July 14, 2018
We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Cam's tribute to your dad on Facebook was sweet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike and Jane Torres
   Posted Sun July 15, 2018
Jane and I wish to extend our condolences on your loss. I have many fond memories of fishing trips with Richard and Dick and on many other occasions where Richard and I spent nights fishing from the Brightman Street Bridge in Somerset. There were also many poker games with him and Dick, my father and brother and myself.

Jane and Mike Torres

Nancy (Carr) & Bob Pearson
   Posted Thu July 19, 2018
to the family of Richie, our deepest condolences on your loss. We will remember Richie for his laugh, his smile, his love of fishing especially with his grandchildren and also his high school athletic days at Dighton High School.

Sharon Araujo
   Posted Sun August 05, 2018
Dear Austin,

My condolences to you and the family on Richard's passing. May he rest peacefully.

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