DONOVAN, Andrew J. Lifelong resident of South Boston and a snowbird of Jupiter, FL. May 7, 2014. Beloved husband of Barbara (Grace Kronmiller) Donovan for 52 years. Devoted father of Gary Donovan of South Boston and Walpole, Janet Pratt, her husband Tommy (BPD), Gregg, his wife Cara all of South Boston and father-in-law of Helen Donovan of Braintree. Andrew was the son of the late John and Annie (Whelton) Donovan. Dear brother of Sr. Mary Xavier (Marguerite), of The Benedictines of Jesus Crucified in Branford, CT, the late John "Mike" Donovan (BFD), Ellen Norton and Mary Watson. Loving Papa to Ryan, Nora, and Andrew and his dogs Molly and Birdie. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Close friend of Jason Rae of South Boston and George Carney of Brockton. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, Korea and a retiree of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Andy loved spending time with his family and friends, as well as, sparking up conversations with future friends. He enjoyed his life and retirement to the fullest and will be sorely missed. Funeral from the O'Brien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester Street, South Boston, on Monday at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Brigid Church at 10:00 AM. Internment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00-7:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend all services. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Andy's memory to the Benedictions of Jesus Crucified Convent, c/o Sr. Mary Xavier, 61 Burban Dr, Branford CT, 06405
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O'Brien Funeral Home
146 Dorchester Street
South Boston, MA 02127
Published in Boston Herald on May 10, 2014