Charles L. Donovan Jr., age 91, passed away peacefully at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach after a prolonged illness surrounded by his devoted family on Monday, September 28, 2009. He was born September 8, 1918 in Richmond, VA the son of Charles L. Donovan Sr. and Agatha Fischer Donovan.
Charles was predeceased by his wife Barbara Goffe Donovan of 59 years. Charles is survived by his children Shawna (Donald) Radogna of Port St. Lucie, FL, Susan (Peter) Williamson of Larchmont, NY, Michael (Terri) Donovan of Boynton Beach, FL, Maureen Donovan of Boynton Beach, FL, and Mary Ellen (Chris) Hammer of Jamestown, NC. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Heather (Kevin) Waling, Scott (Carolynn) Lavigne, Tim Williamson, Katherine Donovan, Ryan and Sean Hammer.
Charles lived in Larchmont until moving to Quail Ridge in Boynton Beach in 1979. He graduated from Benedictine High School in Richmond, VA. He served in the US Army in World War II. He was an active member of the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY. He was the Senior Vice President of Johnson and Higgins Insurance Company in New York City.
A visitation will be held from 5pm to 7pm, Friday, October 2, 2009 at Boynton Memorial Chapel, 800 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10am, Saturday, October 3, 2009 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Palm Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.