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Howard Donovan Jr.


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Howard Frederick Donovan Jr.

1932 - 2016 NORTH ADAMS Howard Frederick Donovan Jr. 83, died Sunday, February 14, 2016 at his home. He was born in North Adams on July 3, 1932 a son of the late Howard and Vivian (Wright) Donovan. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. Howard was a an veteran of the United States Army stationed at Camp Pickett, VA . He was employed for 25 years as a purchasing agent at the Sprague Electric Co. He then was employed at Sears Roebuck for two years and retired from the Berkshire Gas Co. in 1994 after 15 years of service as a marketing representative. Howard was a member of All Saint's Episcopal Church (formerly St. John's) in North Adams where he served as an usher, Vestry Member, Lay Reader, Lay Eucharistic Minister and Verger. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the North Adams Country Club and later at the Forest Park Country Club in Adams. He was a member of the North Adams American Legion. In 1998 Howard and Ruth retired to North Fort Myers, FL where they spent 7 months each year and 5 months in North Adams each year for 10 years, returning to North Adams permanently in 2008. While in Florida, Howard was a member of the Pine Lakes Country Club. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth (Peterhansel) Donovan whom he married on June 9, 1956 in St. Francis Church, North Adams. One daughter, Susan Robare and her husband, Christopher of Vernon, CT. and one brother, John F. Donovan of Holly Springs, NC. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services for Howard F. Donovan Jr. will be celebrated Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11a.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., North Adams, MA. Calling Hours are Thursday from 10 to 11a.m. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested for All Saint's Church through the funeral home. To send a message, card or gift basket please visit : www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 16, 2016
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