Jeremiah D. Donovan, age 91, of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Lake Shore Commons.
He was born December 5, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts the son of the late John Donovan and Catherine M. Donovan. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Eris Jane Donovan and sister, Mary “Mickey” Kelly.
He proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. He retired from a successful 40 year career as manager with Sears Roebuck & Company.
Surviving are his son, John C. Donovan and wife Susan of NC; daughter, Polly Jane Tunick and husband Jeffrey Tunick of FL; Brother, John Donovan (Virginia) of FL; sister, Sister Catherine Donovan of MA; three grandchildren, Jeremiah Joseph Donovan (Amanda), Katherine Giacalone (Anthony), John Campbell Donovan; two great grandchildren, Owen Joseph Donovan and Anthony John Giacalone; and other loving family.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury, MA.
Memorials may be made to the Boys Town National Headquarters, 200 Flanagan Blvd, PO Box 8000, Boystown, NE 68010.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099