John James Donnelly

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John James Donnelly was born on June 28, 1933 in Long Island, New York and passed away on December 9, 2011 in Conroe, Texas. He was the fourth of five children born to Joseph and Louise Donnelly. He is survived by his wife, Francis L. Donnelly whom he married on February 5, 1954. They made their home in Houston, Texas and upon retirement moved to the community of Walden in Montgomery, Texas.

Survivors include two sons, Ernest Ryan Donnelly of Sugarland, Texas and Thomas Joseph Donnelly of Houston, Texas; sisters, Betty and husband Tom Column, and Mary Baratta; grandchildren, John James Donnelly III, David Ryan Donnelly, Christopher Ryan Donnelly, Jennifer Lynn Donnelly, and Thomas Edward Donnelly; great grandchildren, John James Donnelly IV and Lillian Donnelly. He was preceded in death by a son, John James Donnelly, Jr.; his parents, a sister, Dottie Malia, and his brother, Joseph P. Donnelly, Jr.

John's hobbies were golfing, hunting, boating, fishing and spending time with his family.

He was a successful businessman and always had time for his friends. He volunteered with EMAT in Walden, and was a member of Walden MGA.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 12th at 4:00 p.m. at the Walden Community Church, 12400 Walden Road in Montgomery, Texas with Pastor David Kenney officiating.

You are invited to leave a memorial condolence message to his family on our website at


Published on from Dec. 10 to Dec. 23, 2011