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Joseph E. Donovan Jr.

1954 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Joseph E. Donovan Jr. Obituary
GREENWOOD/HORNELL - Joseph E. Donovan, Jr., 59, died early Wednesday morning (March 19, 2014). "Uncle Joe" or "Cowboy", as he is known to his friends and family, passed away in Greenwood, where he resided since retiring. His friend Betty was by his side.

He was born in Syracuse on Sept. 2, 1954, and was the beloved son of Kathryn and the late Joseph Donovan.

Joe was blessed with several nieces and nephews. Uncle Joe loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He taught many of his nieces and nephews to ride quads and to hunt. His farm, as he called it, was his joy and he wanted all to share in it.

In addition to his mother, Kathryn, he is survived by his sisters, Claire Cummings, Mary Farkas, Debbie Malfitano, Kara Donegan, Teresa Schofield; brothers, Jerry, Patrick and David; along with several nieces and nephews.

He is reunited with his best friend and brother, Michael, who passed away in 2009.

At Joe's request there will be no calling hours. A private Memorial Mass was held at St. Ann's St. Ann's Church in Syracuse, N.Y.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, N.Y.

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Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Mar. 24, 2014
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