OBITUARY

William Patrick Donnelly

May 21, 1933March 27, 2019
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William Patrick “Paddy” Donnelly, age 85, passed into eternal life on Wednesday March 27, 2019.

Paddy or “The Duke” as he was known to all family and friends was born in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen in 1933. The fourth of six children, Paddy was predeceased by his father William P. Donnelly, mother Catherine (nee Mount), brother Thomas Donnelly, and sisters Catherine Huston, and Mary Hayden.

He is survived by his sisters Florence Colavito, Margaret Marra-Cutola and many nieces and nephews. Paddy is also predeceased by his first wife Heather (nee Mitchell) Donnelly whom together they had four children Selina Fitch, Catherine Topham, William Donnelly and his wife Cathy, and Maureen A. Melms and her husband Steve. Besides his four children he is survived by ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Paddy was also predeceased by his second wife Susanna (nee Cinfuentes) Donnelly.

Paddy grew up in New York City until he moved with his family to New Jersey in the late 1950s. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1950 to 1952.

Paddy worked for many decades in New York City’s construction industry for Derrickmen Local 197 and later also worked as a doorman with Building Service 32BJ before retiring in 1996.

Originally a passionate NY Giants baseball fan, Paddy adopted and then became an ardent NY Mets fan. Paddy was also an avid music lover going to see many concerts and had a large and diverse record collection.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 1 from 3pm to 7pm at Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 am at Mack Memorial Home in Secaucus with burial following at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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William Patrick Donnelly

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Binky Hayes

March 31, 2019

Paddy is the reason ALL Of us Hayes"s and Cranes are Derrickmen.Thanks to "the Duke" all of us and our offspring are all proud members of Local 197..My Dad was his cousin,but to me hes always been a Friend..Love. And Miss you Duke..Say hi to My dad and the Herb..And Tell Morris Powers I GOT MINE MORRIS!!!!❤

Patrick Donnelly

March 31, 2019

Patrick Donnelly

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Thomas Donnelly

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Thomas Donnelly

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William P Donnelly

March 30, 2019

Cathy Donnelly

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Heather Wood

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Heather Wood

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