OBITUARY

Brother Robert P. Donovan Jr.

June 7, 1939January 17, 2019
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Brother Robert Paul Donovan, Jr. of the Order of the Brothers of Christian Unity died at the age of 79 on January 17, in Boston, MA, after a difficult illness. Brother Bob was born in Boston, MA and was the son of the late Robert Paul Donovan, Sr. and the late Alice Gertrude Donovan (née Bell) of Milton, MA. He was predeceased by his younger brother William Joseph Donovan. Left to mourn his loss are his sister Mary Louise Hutzenlaub of Westchester, IL and her daughters Amy Dwyer (Brian) and Casey, granddaughters Emma and Mollie; his longtime good friend Donald Chin; godchildren Victoria Walsh, Seth Weidmann and Jesse Saarela; and many friends who enjoyed his friendship over the years. Brother Bob’s ministry was devoted to the ill, hospitalized and the grieving. Friends and acquaintances are invited to remember and give thanks to God for the life of Brother Bob at a wake on Friday, February 1 between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.at the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston, and a Mass of Christian Burial held Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Parish, 432 Adams St. Milton, MA. Please meet at church. Interment will occur at Brother Bob’s beloved Weston Priory in Weston, VT. at a later date. Those wishing to give a gift of remembrance in Brother Bob’s memory may address them to the Weston Priory, 58 Priory Hill Rd. Weston, VT, 05161.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Brother Robert P. Donovan Jr.

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Cynthia Stewart

February 1, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Donald Chin, Mary Louise and family on your loss. Bob was my neighbor at Belmont Chambers Cooperative, and I'm told he was one of the founding members of the co-op 30 years ago. Almost every morning, we chatted briefly on the street as I was heading off to work and he was coming home. He was always cheerful and kind, and he will be missed.

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Biography

Brother Robert Paul Donovan, Jr. of the Order of the Brothers of Christian Unity died at the age of 79 on January 17, in Boston, MA, after a difficult illness. Brother Bob was born in Boston, MA and was the son of the late Robert Paul Donovan, Sr. and the late Alice Gertrude Donovan (née Bell) of Milton, MA. He was predeceased by his younger brother William Joseph Donovan. Left to mourn his loss are his sister Mary Louise Hutzenlaub of Westchester, IL and her daughters Amy Dwyer (Brian) and Casey, granddaughters Emma and Mollie; his longtime good friend Donald Chin; godchildren Victoria Walsh, Seth Weidmann and Jesse Saarela; and many friends who enjoyed his friendship over the years. Brother Bob’s ministry was devoted to the ill, hospitalized and the grieving. Friends and acquaintances are invited to remember and give thanks to God for the life of Brother Bob at a wake on Friday, February 1 between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.at the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston, and a Mass of Christian Burial held Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Parish, 432 Adams St. Milton, MA. Please meet at church. Interment will occur at Brother Bob’s beloved Weston Priory in Weston, VT. at a later date. Those wishing to give a gift of remembrance in Brother Bob’s memory may address them to the Weston Priory, 58 Priory Hill Rd. Weston, VT, 05161.