OBITUARY

Paul Patrick Donahue

December 12, 1935May 7, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Paul Patrick Donahue, age 85, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021. Paul was born on December 12, 1935 to the late Jeremiah and Rosemary Donahue. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1954. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and he served his country for 3 years, earning two medals for good conduct and expert rifleman. Paul married Cecilia F. Smutzki on July 14, 1956.

Paul worked outside sales for Sears Roebuck and Company and retired after many years. He also attended Cooks Barber School in 1957. Paul was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. He was the former Grand Knight of The Knights of Columbus Council 529.

Paul is survived by his daughters, Darby K. (Bud) Durham and Margaret M. (Darrin) Roland; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecilia F. Donahue; parents, Jeremiah and Rosemary Donahue; and son, Paul Patrick Donahue, Jr.

A visitation for Paul will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary, 1307 N Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219. A mass of christian burial will occur Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6944 E 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6944 E 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

Memories

Paul Patrick Donahue

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Darrin Roland

May 12, 2021

These past several years we’ve grown closer and I just can’t comprehend that you’re gone. I am however, glad you’re back together with your wife, son, and all those that preceded you to the great beyond. Rest assured, I will take care of Molly and never forget the great man that help make her who she is…RIP my dear father-in-law!

Molly Roland

May 12, 2021

Dad, I am so very sorry for what happened. I miss you already and will forever carry you in my heart. Give Mom and PD my love. I’m so happy for you to be back with them. You had become a big part of my every day life. What am I going to do without you. My heart is broken. Love you Daddy, forever.

chy stock

May 12, 2021

I will always love and greatly miss great grandpa he was the best great grandpa anyone could ever have. I will always love you great grandpa.

Carol Krohn

May 11, 2021

I will always remember you, you were part of me growing up, kept me in line just like I was your own. It had been awhile since we saw each other but you will always have a special place in my heart. Give Mom and PD hu🤗gs from me and don't forget to give yourself one from me also. ❤Love you daddy Donahue from your other daughter Carol

Carol Stephens

May 11, 2021

As I look through the pictures, I am reminded of the many times we have celebrated together at Saint Lawrence. I am sorry to all of his family especially Molly and Stephanie. He was always at mass and gave us a wave at peace time.
He will be truly missed. Love and prayers from all of the Knych Family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY