Paul Donnelly

October 13, 1942May 3, 2021

Paul John Donnelly, 78, of Nashua, passed away peacefully at home on Monday May 3, 2021. Born on October 13, 1942 in Nashua, he was the son of the late Herbert and Agnes (Olson) Donnelly.

Paul was a lifelong resident of Nashua and was educated in the Nashua school system. He was the founder and owner of the Nightingale Rest Home in Nashua. He was a member of the Watanic Bowmen, where he earned achievements such as the NH State Archery Champion and the NH State Archery outdoor scoring record. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling and archery. He will always be remembered as a kind, generous man and fantastic Dad.

He is survived by his life partner Micheline Ross; daughters Deborah Cantara and her husband Thomas Andrew Cantara, Jenifer Hood and her husband Kevin Keith Hood; sons James Donnelly and his wife Deanna Puzzo, William Donnelly and his wife Joan Barretto, David Donnelly and wife Lynne, and Joseph Donnelly and his wife Amy; grandchildren Thomas James Cantara, Robert John Cantara, Jacqueline Rose Grace Cantara, Matthew James Donnelly, Alina Marie Donnelly, Nicholas Joseph Donnelly, David William Donnelly, Merranda Nancy Mary Donnelly, Shawn Donnelly, Rachael Donnelly, Desiree Kayla Shepard, Kyle Flynn Shepard, Jacob Arden Shepard, Brendan Joseph Donnelly; great grandchildren Lucas Donnelly, Vincent Donnelly, Alex Marie Shepard, and Jarick Lane Shepard.

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Linda Olsen

May 4, 2021

Paul was a master at bringing the family together over food which he cooked. The food of course was great, especially when he made his grandmother's Polish specialties. It was in his nature to take of people. I have attached a photo of Paul taken in Sept. 1997, with his Uncle Walter behind him. Paul rented a van and drove the family down to Connecticut for a family reunion. He had a wonderful smile. We made a lot of cherished memories. Paul will truly be missed. Micheline, our thoughts are with you.