James P. "Jim" Donnelly

November 25, 1935 ~ May 1, 2012 (age 76) 76 Years Old


James Peter Donnelly Jr. passed peacefully, in his home, surrounded by family on May 1, 2012.
James "Jimmy" was born on November 25, 1935 in Boston, and raised in Newton. He graduated from Newton High School and went on to serve proudly in the United States Army. Upon his return to the states, he went to work for New England Telephone. He spent the rest of his career in the phone business, retiring from the MIT campus in 2009.
Jimmy loved the water, spending his formative years sailing and cruising the Charles River and points Down East. He never met a fishing pole or a cup of coffee he didn't like. Quick with a smile, and always willing to lend a hand, Jimmy will be missed by many.
Son of the late James P. Sr. and Emily (Howard) Donnelly he is survived by his brother Tracy "Tim" Donnelly and his wife Carol of Rockport ME, his sister Margaret "Peggy" Monbouquette of Newton and was brother of the late Kerry Donnelly. He is also survived by his aunt Nancy Howard of Newton, 5 nieces and nephews as well as 12 grandnieces and grandnephews and many loving cousins.
His funeral will be from the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St. NEWTON CORNER on Fri May 4 at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thurs 4-8 PM. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to VNA Care Network & Hospice 120 Thomas St. Worcester, MA 01608.

  • Visitation

    May 03, 2012
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

    465 Centre Street
    Newton, MA
    (617) 244-2034

  • Funeral Mass

    May 04, 2012
    10:30 AM

    Our Lady Help of Christians

    573 Washington St.
    Newton, MA

  • Interment services are private

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