Gerard Donnelly
Gerard Donnelly, 67

GROSSE POINTE, MICHIGAN - Gerard L. Donnelly, son of William Donnelly and Kathryn Glynn, passed away at 67 on June 13, 2015.

Beloved husband of Virginia Donnelly and devoted father to William Donnelly and Andrew Donnelly, he is also survived by his brother William Donnelly of Newton, MA and sister Jane Donnelly of Weston, MA along with his first wife Carol Donnelly.

Gerry was born and raised in Worcester, graduating from Classical High School in 1965, Holy Cross in 1969 and receiving an M.B.A. from Boston College in 1971.

During Gerry's thirty year career with Ford Motor Company, he was the New England Regional Manager from 1986 to 1990 and the National Advertising Manager from 1995 to 1998 in Detroit. He retired in 2001 and really enjoyed spending time with his three grandchildren and traveling, and he was an avid golfer.

Funeral services will be held in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, at a date yet to be determined.


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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jun. 15 to Jun. 16, 2015.
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Dear Donnelly Family,
All here at the Wianno Club are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you.
Janet Sheehan
June 23, 2015
Dear Ginna , William and Andrew, please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers over you loss of Gerry. We worked together for over 30 years ... Please know all of your Ford friends are with you during this difficult period.
JIM O'Connor
June 21, 2015
Dear Family, I am so so sorry. Gerry was a wonderful man and great leader. It was a pleasure to have worked with him at Ford. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you.
June Awad
June 17, 2015
Virginia I am so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing it was great knowing and working with him he truly was the BEST a true gentleman. All my best
Michael Flood
June 17, 2015
I am so saddened to hear of Gerry's passing. He was a good friend and a good man! Don Rodman
June 16, 2015
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