James Patrick McDonnell

MCDONNELL, James Patrick of East Wakefield NH, formerly of West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Mulberry FL. Jim entered into rest peacefully on May 29, 2022. A true gentlemen and devoted husband to Dorothy (Connor) McDonnell for 64 years. Born February 19, 1933, the son of the late John and Margaret McDonnell. Loving father of Kevin and his wife Janice of Brooklyn NY, Michael and his wife Mary of Kingston MA, Peter of Boston MA, and Kathleen Lisbon and her husband Joe of Derry NH. Cherished “grampy” to Margot DeChiara and her husband Dom and Marc McDonnell and proud great grampy to Luca DeChiara. Jim is the last of the McDonnell clan joining his brother Joe, sisters Mary and Peggy and little brother Tommy. Jim is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Jim was a Navy veteran proudly serving his country in the Korean War. He worked hard and enjoyed lake life and boat rides surrounded by family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and contagious smile.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, WEST ROXBURY on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509, New York 10018 or at Parkinson.org. For directions and to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit: gormleyfuneral.com
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