Timothy Donohue
1953 - 2018
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Timothy Tim Donohue, 64, died peacefully at his home in Sagamore Beach, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Tim was born on July 4, 1953 in New Bedford, to the late George Donohue and Catherine (Lowney) Donohue. He attended Holy Family High School in New Bedford and graduated from Bridgewater State University. Empowering others, young and old, in optimizing their own health and well-being was Tims primary impetus and passion in life. Tim was the founder and director of Yoga Kids Inc., through which he provided yoga, mindful- ness and life-skills training to children, enabling them to discover their own inner resou- rces for coping. This was his lifes work. Tim also taught yoga and mindfulness skills within the senior citizen community. Tim was deeply devoted to his entire family, especially his sister Meg, who has Cerebral Palsy, and with whom he completed the fundraiser walk to support the March of Dimes forty years in a row. In his personal life, Tim meditated every day, practicing heartfelt gratitude. His love of wellness and fitness took off early on, when he had the opportunity to lead the tiny Holy Family High School to a win in the state basketball championship at Boston Garden in 1969. Tim was captain of that team as a sophomore, and after hitting two game changing jumpers against undefeated North Andover High School, was nicknamed the Cool Stab by the future hall of fame announcer Gil Santos. He was famous among his friends and family for his fun-loving attitude, delicious cooking, infectious sense of humor, love of the outdoors, and wonderful shou- lder massages. Tim is survived by two adored and adoring children, Kelsey Donohue of Philadelphia, PA, and Daniel Donohue of Los Angeles, CA. He is also survived by his beloved partner, Vicki Summers, and three cherished sisters, Meg Donohue, Sharon Donohue, and Maureen Fischer and brothers-in-law Paul Caruso and Bill Fischer. He was tragically predeceased by his brother John Donohue in 1988, who died at the age of 36. His extended family and friends will miss him tremendously as well. Tims positive presence in the lives he touched so deeply will be his lasting legacy. On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, a celebration of Tims life will take place at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. Family welcomes visitors between 12pm and 4:00pm, with a memorial service honoring Tim at 2 pm. Vicki, Tims life partner, in- vites you to wear fun, colorful clothing to reflect Tims joy of living. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tim may be made to All Hands and Hearts, a non-profit in Mattapoisett, MA (website: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/). For directions and condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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Published in The Sentinel - Marion from Jun. 24 to Jul. 1, 2018.
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June 28, 2018
When Tim lived in the Olde Knoll neighborhood in Marion, our kids played together frequently and he was always such a great dad. He reigned over his warm and welcoming kitchen, always cooking up something with the dog pacing at his feet, hoping for a treat, and Kelsey, Daniel and our son James gathered around, looking forward to a wonderful meal. He was always so athletic and active, it's hard to believe such a vibrant life could ever be stilled. We will miss him and extend our condolences to his entire family.
Joanne and Chris Blake
June 27, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family, may you find comfort and strength from the God of all comfort in this difficult time (Isiah 26:19)
June 26, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family, may you find comfort and strength from the God of all comfort in this difficult time (Isiah 26:19)
June 25, 2018
We want to send our condolences to his children, kelsey and daniel. We will remember you always in our prayers love karen and marty sampson
karen sampson
June 24, 2018
As you remember your love one, may your treasured memories continue to bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.
June 24, 2018
Ms. Summers, so sorry to hear of Mr. Donohue's passing. He was such a very mindful and outgoing man. I will request a mass intention for him at my earliest opportunity.
Benjamin Clow
June 24, 2018
My condolence goes to you and your family. "Throw your burden on God because he cares for you."
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