Dennis Joseph Donohue, 78, died on January 9 at Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Dennis is survived by his daughter, Nancy Garvey, son-in-law, John Garvey and his grandsons Ryan and Kyle Garvey, his son, Dennis E. Donohue, DVM, and his daughter, Christine Donohue, MFT. Dennis is also survived his former wife, Judith A. Natale (MacKinnon) and by his sister, Nancy Cahill of Brockton and many nieces and nephews. His other siblings were the late Eileen Buckley of Cohasset and Kevin Donohue of Whitman.
Dennis was born in Boston and grew up in Roslindale. His parents were the late Catherine Gail (Clougher) Donohue and Dennis Francis Donohue. He graduated from Roslindale High School in 1957 and joined the navy and was a Seabee (Construction Battalion) and was a disabled veteran. Dennis attended Wentworth Institute, had an ABC builder’s license and was a member of the Carpenters Union. He was a construction superintendent on many large-scale building projects in the Northeast.
In his younger years, he was an avid duck hunter, enjoyed fishing and loved dogs, many of which he rescued, gardening and Irish dancing. It was Dennis’ goal to retire on Cape Cod, which he accomplished. Dennis battled lymphoma and skin cancer for several years.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10 until 11:30 AM at Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home located at 475 Main Street, Rte. 28, Falmouth, MA. A funeral Mass will follow at 12PM at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Services of Massachusetts would be greatly appreciated.