Thomas  Donnelly

Obituary of Thomas J. Donnelly

Thomas J. Donnelly, 75, of Peabody, passed away Saturday evening at his residence, from complications with congestive heart failure. Thomas was born on July 14, 1944, in Brighton, son of the late Daniel J. Donnelly and Ann Elizabeth (Barker) Donnelly. He is survived by his siblings, Anne E. Port & her husband George, James F. Donnelly & his wife Camille and Ellen Morel. He was predeceased by his siblings, Daniel J. Donnelly, Jr., Stephen M. Donnelly, Edmund F. Donnelly, Mary B. Davison, Frances P. Zand, Elizabeth L. Sim, and Kathleen P. Manz. He was raised by his older sister, Mary Davison, and grew up surrounded by his nieces and nephews, Patricia Follis & her late husband Peter, Richard Donnelly & his wife Maureen, Bernadette Bertone & her husband Mike, Mary Davison & her husband Philip Bonner, with whom Thomas lived with all his life, also the late Jackie Davison & his wife Mary, and the late David J. Donnelly & his wife Dorothy. He also leaves behind many nieces & nephews, great, and great-great nieces & nephews. Thomas worked H. A. Johnson Confectionary Company, and the Boston University bookstore. He was an avid bowler and was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge in Malden and the Saugus/Everett Elks. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 17, from 5-8:00 P.M. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody. All attendees are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Funeral services will be private.
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