- Visitation: Wednesday, May 23rd 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday, May 24th 9:00 - 10:30 AM
- Location: O'Connell Funeral Home
30 Little Plains Road. Southampton
- Religious Service: Basilica of the Sacred Hearts, Southampton
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM
- Interment: Pending
- Service Type: Public
Died: May 19, 2012
Matthew Donohue, 76, passed away Saturday, May 19 at his home in Southampton, NY. Matt was a resident of Southampton for the past 15 years and prior to that he lived in Westchester County, NY. He was a retiree of the New York City Board of Education as a Building Engineer. Matt served as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1954 to 1962. He was a life long member of the Knights of Columbus joining the Knights at St Raymonds in the Bronx in 1964. In 1997, he was made a 4th Degree Knight with the Sacred Hearts Church in Southampton, NY council no 1967. He was an active member of the Knights over the years, serving as treasure of the council, and heading up numerous fundraising projects. He joined the Elks Southampton Lodge no. 1574 in 2002. He was also a member of the Irish American Society of the Hamptons.
Matt is the son of the late Bernard and Beatrice Frayne Donohue, brother of the late Patrick B. and John T. Donohue, and sister of the late Anna D. Fritz. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Adele, and his four children Noreen Donohue Gugliotto and her husband Michael, Sheila Donohue Tubertini and her husband Federico, Matthew P. Donohue, and Kerry Anne Donohue Couch and her husband Stephen; his sister Winifred McDowell and four grandchildren Declan, Katherine, Clare and Bridget.
Hi, just wanted to let the family know how much we enjoyed Mr. Donohue. The Bandov family spent the day with the family many years ago in Southampton doing what you do there...beach combing, musseling, clamming, and a fantastic lunch (I loved that fantastic sandwich Mrs. D). My kids had never looked for mussels or dug for clams before! He was so sweet and loved showing us the "native" way. I quickly saw what Noreen had told me about her father, that he was a kind, thoughtful and sweet man. I know how much he had helped Noreen fixing things, etc. and how much she greatly appreciated it.
May God grant him eternal rest and peace to the Donohue family. Please know that you are all in our prayers.
Love, Karen, Boris, Thomas and Stjepan Bandov