SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

June 18, 2013

H. Gerard Donohie, 84


Danvers, MA — H. Gerard “Gerry” Donohie, 84, of Collegeville, Penn., and formerly of Danvers and Peabody, Mass., died on Friday, June 14, after a short illness. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Kelley) Donohie. He was born in Philadelphia, Penn., on May 2, 1929, and was raised there, graduating from Villanova College. He had been in sales with the Jet Engine division of General Electric in Lynn for over 30 years, prior to his retirement. He had first resided in Peabody, where he had been a member and past president of the Peabody Jaycees, and later moved to Danvers. He enjoyed boating, and had been a member of the Squares-in-Focus Square Dance group of Peabody. He and his wife, Pat were active members of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Danvers before moving back to Collegeville. Jerry enjoyed history and traveling, and he and his wife, Pat had traveled to over 100 countries. He is survived by his wife, Pat of Collegeville; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul and Audrey Donohie, Mark Donohie and John Dohohie; a granddaughter, Elicia Donohie; and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Eileen Donohie- Hall and the brother of the late Paul Donohie and Rev. John Donohie.

ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m., at St. Eleanor’s RC Church at 647 Locust St., Collegeville, followed by a Memorial Mass there at 11 a.m. Internment will be private. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 879, Hershey, PA 17033, in his memory. Assisting with the local arrangements are the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home of Peabody. For the guest book, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.