Paul F. Donohue, 84, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at his home in Watertown under the care of his family, caregivers, and Hospice.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Sunday, October 13, from 7 to 8:30 PM.
The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Monday, October 14, at 10AM with Msgr. Paul Whitmore officiating and burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Mr. Donohue was born in Clayton on November 15, 1928, son of Francis J. and Elizabeth G. Charlebois Donohue. He attended both Clayton and Watertown schools.
On August 14, 1950 he married Beverly Hodge in Carthage.
For 35 years he was a pressman for the Watertown Daily Times, and retired in 1980. He also managed two doctors' office buildings, The Professional Building, and Doctor's Park.
He was a member of Elks Lodge 496, a former member of Colon-Couch Post 821 Sons of the American Legion, Clayton and a current member of Sons of the American Legion Post 61, Watertown.
He was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of its Celebration Singers. With his wife, he coordinated Worldwide Marriage Encounters from 1973 to 1980. Paul enjoyed hunting and was a member of Highline Hunting Club for 20 years.
Besides his wife, Beverly, he is survived by his two sons and their wives, Marc D. Donohue and Lila Tarmin, Baltimore, MD and Ryan P. Donohue and Laurie Ann Davidson, Watertown; two daughters, Kelly Aine Donohue Babcock, Watertown and Leslie Hodge Donohue Guerci and husband, Alan D., Sea Cliff, Long Island and Sackets Harbor; 13 grandchildren, Paul, Megan, Ian, T. J., Bree, Ian, Keara, Seth, Adam, John, Aubri, Benjamin, and Jennafir; nine great grandchildren; sister, Lucile Bertha Nadelen; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Ross Timothy Babcock.
Donations in Paul's name may be made to Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com or to Beverly's home.
Saturday, March 8, 2014, Watertown, NY
Funeral Homes Listings
Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
Cummings Funeral Service
Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
St. Lawrence County
IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop
Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur
French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards
French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake