John Donnellan Obituary

John R. Donnellan
John R. Donnellan

September 2, 1935 - February 5, 2020
Born in New York City
Resided in Norwich, Connecticut


DONNELLAN, John R, 84, of Norwich, CT
Died Feb 5, 2020. Mr. Donnellan was born on Sep 2, 1935 in New York City, son of the late Mary (Maher) and John Donnellan. He married Catherine M Williams on Jan 25, 1958 at Holy Name Church in New York City.
He is survived by his wife Catherine and his 5 children: Maureen (Timothy) James of Olney, MD; Patricia (Michael) Etter of Elizabeth City, NC; Kathleen Kaiser of Norwich, CT; John (Carrie) Donnellan of Suffolk, VA; and Patrick (Tammi) Donnellan of Quaker Hill, CT; and 8 granddaughters, 6 grandsons , 2 great grandsons and 2 great granddaughters.
He is also survived by two sisters Patricia Finneran of New York City and Margaret Crowley Cahill of Oak Beach, NY.
John was a 1952 graduate of La Salle Academy High School in New York City and a 1956 graduate of Iona College. He and his family resided in Salem, CT from 1966 to 1994. He was a Professor of Mathematics at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT from 1962 to 1994 and Associate / Assistant Dean of Academics from 1981 to 1988. He also taught on an adjunct basis at Mitchell College (1965-1994) in New London and at the University of New Haven (1981-1994). From 1957 to 1962 he was employed by the Department of Defense as a Research Scientist at Naval Research Laboratory and David Taylor Model Basin in Washington, DC.

Calling hours are Sunday, February 9, 2020, from 3-5 PM at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday in Sacred Heart Church, Norwichtown, with interment to follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Jefferson Ave., New London. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.




Calling Hours
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Sunday, February 9, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
Sacred Heart Church
52 West Town St.
Norwichtown, CT US 06360
Monday, February 10, 2020
10:00 AM
St. Mary Cemetery
600 Jefferson Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Monday, February 10, 2020

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