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John J. Donovan, 71, former longtime resident of Watertown, MA, who retired to Alfred, ME to be closer to his family, died November 24, 2017 comfortably in his home surrounded by family and friends. Johns passion and lifes mission is to help those in Recovery Programs. He leaves a legacy of selfless service in being an advocate and compassionate friend to those in need. He gave freely of his time and connected resources to help people stand on their own. He leaves behind a community of people that he has helped to achieve positive new levels in their lives. He was predeceased by his brothers, William and Robert Donovan. Survivors include his sister, Margaret Maillet, many nieces and nephews including his niece, Theresa Giordano and her husband Philip, along with their children Christopher, Michelle, and great great nephew, Peter; niece, Sacha Anastasio, her husband, Mark, and children Jarod, Dylan, and Marissa; along with the Donovan crew of Michael, Brian, Colleen Swenson, Patricia Ballarino, and William Donovan and their many children. Services to celebrate the life and gift that John brings to others, visiting hours will be held 5 - 8 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St. Kennebunk. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at St. Marthas Catholic Church, 30 Portland Rd, Kennebunk, with Fr. Fred Morse officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grave Cemetery, West Kennebunk. Should friends desire, please consider donations to the | P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 Us Route 1 # 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Johns Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME. www.bibberfuneral.com
Published in The Watertown Tab & Press from Nov. 26 to Dec. 8, 2017
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