DONOVAN Veronica J. (Hutchinson) of South Boston, departed this life at age 89, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on August 31, 2013. Daughter of the late James and Mary (Donovan) Hutchinson. She was a lifelong resident of South Boston, where she met and married her late husband Francis X. Donovan, Sr. A devoted mother, Veronica is survived by four children; Francis X. Donovan, Jr. and his wife Virginia, Susan V. and her husband Michael Coughlin, all of South Boston, Denise M. and her husband Kevin Croake of Wollaston, Timothy R. Donovan and his wife Margaret of Abington. Veronica also leaves behind twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild, many nieces, nephews and her dear friend Claire Aspen-Sullivan who provided loving care to her in the months prior to her passing. She was preceded in death by her grandson Justin William Donovan and seven siblings; Theresa, John, Mary, James, Irene, Dorothea and Rita. Funeral from the O’Brien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester Street, SOUTH BOSTON on Thursday at 9:00 A.M. Funeral Mass in Gate of Heaven Church at 10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Veronica’s memory to the Marian Manor, 130 Dorchester Street, South Boston, MA 02127 or Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of MA, 275 Grove Street, Suite 3-100, Newton, MA 02466. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.
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O'Brien Funeral Home
146 Dorchester Street
South Boston, MA 02127
Published in Boston Herald from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2013