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Robert G. "Spud" Donnelly

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DONNELLY, Robert G. "Spud" 89, of Springfield, died March 29, 2012 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born January 23, 1923 in Springfield, OH to Robert G. and Mary Elizabeth (Brannigan) Donnelly. Mr. Donnelly retired in 1980 as a captain with the Springfield Fire Division after 31 years of service. He also served with the Dive and Rescue Team. He is a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church, Firefighters Retirees and was a WW 2 U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the South Pacific. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Patricia (McCoppin); six children, Sharon (Dick) Copeland, Sue (Bob) Armentrout, Springfield, Sandy (Rick) Geers, Hilliard, OH, Connie (Ed) Ebenger, Greenwood, IN, Christine (Steve) Shutte, Springfield, Rob (Laurie) Donnelly, Greenwood, IN; two step daughters, Gail Raymond, Winter Springs, FL and Kathy (Scott) Hull, Bellbrook, OH; 14 grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 34 years, Rose Marie and a ½ brother, Patrick Donnelly. Friends may call in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in St. Raphael Church with Fr. Dennis Caylor officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Community Mercy Hospice or St. Raphael Church.

Published in Springfield News-Sun from Mar. 31 to Apr. 2, 2012
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