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Theresa M. (McNeely) Donovan, 59, of East Bridgewater, formerly of Rockland died on August 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family after a brave battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Theresa A. (Wild) McNeely. Theresa was raised and educated in Rockland. She was a member of the graduating Class of 1972 at Rockland High School. She had made her home in East Bridgewater since 1979. She is survived by her husband, John M. Donovan and their children Lauren E. Donovan of East Bridgewater and Christopher J. Donovan and his fianc Alicia Gahan of Sterling. She was the sister of Regina McNeely and her spouse Lisa Hebert of Conway and Heather McNeely of Dedham. Theresa was predeceased by her brother Thomas J. McNeely Jr and his wife Kathleen A. McNeely and her brother Timothy McNeely. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and her caring neighbor of 35 years, Maureen Kenney. Theresa had been employed for 17 years as a paralegal at the office of Maria Unda, Esq. She was a very social woman and had maintained long term relationships with her friends from high school "The Bulldogs" and her Aquinas College girlfriends. Theresa was an avid lifelong reader which she instilled in her children. Also talented in crochet and sewing, Theresa prided herself on homemade gifts for her family. She and her family had summered in Chatham since 1991 and she loved to vacation in Maine. The Donovan family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Theresaa life on Monday, August 11, 2014 in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union St., Rockland from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 261 East Bridgewater, MA 02333 or the East Bridgewater Public Library, 32 Union St. East Bridgewater, MA 02333. For directions or to share a memory on her Tributes page, visit www.magounbiggins.com.

Published in The Enterprise on Aug. 9, 2014
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