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Jeremiah Emmett Donoghue M.D.

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Jeremiah Emmett Donoghue M.D. Obituary
Donoghue, Jeremiah Emmett, M.D.

Jeremiah "Jerry" Emmett Donoghue, M.D., 81, of Santa Ana, passed away at his home on Friday, September 6, 2013 of complications related to mesothelioma. A native Californian, Dr. Donoghue attended UCLA undergrad. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1955 and his medical degree from the University of California-California College of Medicine in 1965. Practicing family medicine as a partner with Southern California Permanente Medical Group for over 40 years, he loved his profession and all his patients. He retired from the partnership in 1996 and continued to practice part-time for another ten years.

A devoted husband, he met his wife, Jacklyn, in an Irish bagpipe band in Los Angeles-- a hobby he was happily associated with. A modern renaissance man, Dr. Donoghue was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, loved spending time with his family and working on everything from a carburetor to a kitchen sink. A self-taught musician, a party was never complete without Dr. Donoghue playing at least a couple instruments and leading everyone in Irish folk songs.

Married for almost 59 years, Dr. Donoghue passed away exactly how he wanted to-- holding his wife's hand in the home where he raised his family. Dr. Donoghue is survived by his wife; his sister, Dorothy; and his five children and 19 grandchildren. A friend or physician to all, may his many stories live long and true.

"May your soul rest in the mercy of God, and may perpetual light shine upon you." Brown Colonial Mortuary - 74-542-3949


Published in Orange County Register on Sept. 10, 2013
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