Kenneth Francis Donnelly
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AGE: 83 • Toms River
Kenneth Francis Donnelly, 83, of Toms River, died peacefully in his sleep this past Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Kenneth ("Ken") was born on Staten Island, New York to Michael Francis ("Frank") and Lillian Donnelly. He graduated from Port Richmond High School and attended the American Institute of Banking and the University of Wisconsin School for Business Administration. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Theresa R. Donnelly.
Ken retired from the Bank of New York as Vice President after 38 years of service. He served in the United States Army in 1951 and 1952 earning the rank of Corporal. He was awarded five medals including the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars. Ken's hobbies included boating as a member of the Gilford Park Yacht Club, golf and gardening. He was also an avid bowler. Ken and his wife, Terry traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Carribean and the United States. Ken was a member of St. Justin's Roman Catholic Church, of Toms River and Blessed Sacrament Church of Staten Island where he resided until 1996.
Ken is survived by three children, Mary Elizabeth Donnelly-Rose of Toms River, married to David A. Rose; Michael Henry Donnelly of Larchmont, NY; and James Patrick Donnelly of Staten Island, NY. He also is survived by six grandchildren, Shannon Elizabeth Rose of Philadelphia, Pa., Jessie Rose Mastro of Avon, NC, married to Jai Mastro, Kerry Elizabeth Donnelly of Washington D.C., Molly Jean Rose of Toms River, Gregory James Rose of Toms River, and Lillyanne Theresa Donnelly of Larchmont, NY. Ken was predeceased by his only sibling, George Donnelly, in June 2012.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at St. Justin's R.C. Church, Toms River. Burial will follow to St. Joseph Cemetery, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Toms River can be made to the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, 383 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 1, 2012