DONOVAN Eugene Daniel, 67, of Walpole, formerly of Mission Hill and Dorchester, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Born in Boston, February 1, 1947, he was the loving son of Dorothy (Kelley) Donovan of Quincy and the late John J. Donovan. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Swiski) Donovan of Walpole, formerly of Cumberland, RI; the loving father of Seanna and her husband, Jon Chmura of Danvers; the cherished grandfather of Harrison and Audrey Chmura; the dear brother of Kathleen Colbath of Quincy and her late husband Donald Colbath, Barbara and Patricia Donovan of Foxboro, John Donovan and his wife, Mary of Attleboro, William Donovan of Florida, Thomas Donovan and his wife, Barbara of Bridgewater, the late Paul Donovan and the brother-in-law of his wife Julie Donovan of Missouri and Carol (Swiski) and her husband, Bob Zagrodny of Lincoln, RI; and the uncle of several nieces and nephews. Gene served in the US Marine Corps in Vietnam and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with combat “V.” (Valor). He worked at Polaroid for over 40 years and was an avid Red Sox fan. Gene’s Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 22, at 10:00 A.M. at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street, NORWOOD. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:15 P.M. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 21, from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gene’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood 781-762-0174 www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Boston Herald on July 20, 2014