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John Joseph Donoghue

February 23, 1930 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 91)

Obituary

John Joseph Donoghue, 91 of West Chester, PA passed away on Monday April 26, 2021 peacefully at home.

He was the husband of Marjorie Ann Donoghue (Brophy).

Born February 23, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late John A. Donoghue and the late Ellen Donoghue (O'Neill).

John grew up in his childhood home at 20 South 53rd street, Philadelphia, PA, went to West Catholic High School, Saint Joseph’s University where he earned his degree in Business and Drexel University where be obtained his Masters in Business Administration.

He served in the US Coast Guard and was stationed in Cape May, NJ – the same place (but not at the same time) he met his loving wife of 58 years.

John worked as a manager for General Electric for over 42 years and lived in Media, PA, Greenville, SC, Erie, PA, Wilmington, NC and Trumbull, CT before retiring to West Chester, PA.

He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church West Chester, PA and the Knights of Columbus.

John enjoyed fishing, boating, reading, Manhattans, Italian hoagies and most of all spending time with his big family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters Anne and Patricia, sons John, Michael, Robert and Thomas, daughters-in-law Mary and Kadia, sons-in-law Sam and Bruce and grandchildren Jack, Kevin, Bridget, Catherine and Noelle.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Edward, William (Bill) and sister Mary.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10:00 am - 10:45 am at SS. Peter & Paul Church 1325 Boot Rd. West Chester, PA 19380, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 am.

Interment will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Penn Medicine Hospice. Gifts may be made online at www.PennMedicine.org/Hospice-donate. Gifts by check (payable to “Penn Medicine”) can be sent to:

Penn Hospice Development
c/o Kelly McBride
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home 410 N. Church St. West Chester, PA 19380 610.696.1181 www.DellaFH.com


Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 1, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Church
1325 Boot Rd.
West Chester, PA 19380

Funeral Mass
Saturday
May 1, 2021

11:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Church
1325 Boot Rd.
West Chester, PA 19380

Interment will be in

SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery
1600 S. Sproul Rd.
Springfield, PA 19064

Donations

Penn Medicine Hospice
Penn Hospice Development c/o Kelly McBride 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia PA 19104
Web: http://www.PennMedicine.org/Hospice-donate

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