James P. Donahue, 79, of Larchmont, NY, formerly of Greenwich, CT, passed away Sunday morning, June 13, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania surrounded by his three children. He succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident three weeks prior. Jim was born October 27, 1930, the youngest of three children, to Anne (Cullinan) and James T. Donahue. He was born and raised in The Bronx and Manhattan but spent summers at his family’s home in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. A graduate of The Fordham Preparatory School and New York University, he spent over 25 years as a sales executive at Pendleton Woolen Mills where he met his wife Catherine who was the love of his life.
Those who knew and loved him best remember his passion for the stock market, Irish wit and the twinkling charm in his eyes. Above all, it is his devotion to his wife, family, friends and his faith in God for which he was most admired.
He is predeceased by his wife Catherine (Raftery). He is survived by his three children Catherine Donahue Fugazy (Roy) of Larchmont, NY, James P. Donahue, Jr. (Melissa) also of Larchmont, NY and Patricia Donahue Eagan (Bret), of Rye, NY; his five grandchildren Catherine, Rory and Scarlett Fugazy and Anna and James P. Donahue III “JP”. Also surviving Mr. Donahue are his two sisters Eileen Jones of West Palm Beach, FL and Marylin Garvey of Downington, PA as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the John J. Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 2080 Boston Post Road, Larchmont , NY on Thursday, June 17th, 2-4 and 6-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 469 North Street, Greenwich, CT Friday, June 18th at 10am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be sent to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532.