Lawrence E. Donahue

Date of Passing:

August 11, 2013

Donahue, Lawrence, E., 81, of Forbes Street, Riverside, died peacefully on August 11, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Center. He was the beloved husband of M. Lorraine (Enos) Donahue.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Lawrence J. and Virginia (Mitchell) Donahue, he lived in Riverside for 48 years.

Mr. Donahue was a Union Painter for 20 years before retiring in 1993.

Lawrence was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was a 3rd degree member of the Riverside Bishop Hickey Knights of Columbus and a 4th degree member of St. Pius Assembly.

Mr. Donahue was a life member of the Fox Point Boys and Girls Club. He enjoyed fishing and was an amateur sketch artist.

Lawrence was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Besides his wife of 54 years, he is survived by two sons; Russell J. Donahue of Seekonk, MA, and Mark J. Donahue of Riverside, two grandchildren; Russell John Donahue Jr. and Kathryn Lynn Donahue and a sister; Dolores Brewer of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was the father of the late Lawrence J. Donahue and Stephen Donahue and brother of the late Kenneth Donahue.

His funeral will be held on Friday August 16, 2013 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 pm.

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