James F. Donovan

James F. Donovan, 92, of Marian Manor, South Boston, formerly of Avon and Somerville died Thursday, May 24, 2012.  He was the husband of the late Margaret V. (Harrington) (Lowney) and Rose E. (Yeo) Donovan.


Born in Newfoundland on April 15, 1920 he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Margaret C. (Brennan) Donovan. A driver for the Wilson Freight Forwarding Companym he was a  retired Teamster, Locals 25 and 251.   He served with the US Navy during World War II and Korean Conflict and a member of the U.S.S. Richard P. Leary DD664 and U.S.S. Emmons DD 457 Associations.


Mr. Donovan is survived by his daughter, Mary E. Tighe and her husband, Thomas F. of Quincy.   Brother of Margaret “Margie” C. LaVigne of Somerville and the late William J. Donovan, Thomas J. Donovan, John J. Donovan and Mary “Marie” T. Bucca.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebraeted Wednesday, May 30 at 10:00 AM in Marian Manor Chapel, 130 Dorchester Street, South Boston. (Please use Old Harbor St. entrance).  Relatives and friends invited.  Visitation Tuesday, 3-8 PM in Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., MILTON.  Memorial contributions in James’s memory may be made to Marian Manor, 130 Dorchester St. So. Boston, MA 02127.