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John Francis Donoghue

Born to life November 22, 1933, born to Eternal Life on October 8, 2015, 81 years old. Devoted husband of the late Kathleen Donoghue (nee Gilson). Cherished father of Mary (Steven) Balistreri, Michalene, Kristin (Corey) Donoghue Priesman, Tara (Jeff) Donoghue St. John, and John Michael (Kelly). Loving grandfather of Frank, Elizabeth, and Sophia Balistreri; Leo and Elise Donoghue Priesman; Megan, John Patrick, Kevin, and Katherine Donoghue. Brother of Louise Stulb, the late Ruth Lynch and the late Edmund Donoghue. Dearest uncle and friend to many.

As we said our good-byes to our father, we were compassionately served by many professionals. Our deepest appreciation goes out to James Kleczka, MD and David Lillich, MD for your unwavering commitment to excellence. To the team at St. Camillus Hospice, we will forever be grateful for your outstanding care and guidance through the final leg of this journey. Lastly, a special thank you to Fr. Tim Kitzke for your kind words of wisdom and support.

Past Comments

Eileen Shaughnessy

Uncle John was very much our favorite Uncle. We were always so excited when he was coming for a visit. I remember one visit near Christmas when I fell running upstairs and split my chin open. I felt so lucky that I was able to sit on his lap for the ride to the hospital. He was a very special man and will be missed by all who knew him.

Andrew Donoghue

Uncle John will be missed by all who knew him. He and Aunt Kathy were such a great couple and so obviously crazy about each other for all their years together. The wonderful family they brought into this world speaks more than words ever could to the exceptional people they were and continue to be in the hearts of all they touched. Seeing Uncle John after my father passed away was a tremendous comfort, for as different as they were he reminded me so much of him. I will never forget the trip I took out to visit the Wisconsin Donoghues back in 1996 and the kindness and hospitality of everyone. It was one of those times in life that I’ll always wish I could go back and relive. Uncle John always amazed me with the positive way he handled all of the health challenges he faced over the years. I’ll always admire how hard he fought to be there as long as he could for his family.

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