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Harmon Funeral Home

571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY

OBITUARY

Michael J. Donohue

Passed away on November 1, 2019

Michael J. Donohue age 79 of Castleton Corners on November 1, 2019

Beloved Husband of Dolores nee Coppello Devoted Father of Camille Sandberg (Steven) and Sean (Elizabeth) Cherished grandfather of Dylan, Olivia, Ryan, Kaela, Colin and Brendan

Michael was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens Village and attended Brooklyn Tech High School. At 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy and earned the Rate of Quartermaster, serving on two Fletcher-class Destroyers, the USS Colahan and the USS Mullaney, in the Pacific Fleet from 1957-1961. Upon his Honorable Discharge, Michael joined the Seafarers International Union and sailed around the world as a merchant seaman from 1961-1968. Upon coming ashore, he joined the Staten Island Ferry as a Deckhand and spent most of his career in the position of Ferry Terminal Supervisor, retiring in 1996.

In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his family. He loved attending his grandchildren's school and sporting events and was always involved in their daily lives.

Funeral Wednesday from Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Avenue West Brighton Funeral Mass 10:45 am St. Teresa R.C. Church Private Cremation to Follow Visiting Monday and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Memories

Michael J. Donohue

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Cody coffey

November 2, 2019

As a lifelong friend of Sean, I knew Mr. Donohue for many years. He was a great man, a family man and will be missed by all. God Bless his soul and may he rest in eternal peace.

Mary Michelino

November 2, 2019

We will always remember the good times we shared upstate on North Drive, the late nights and many laughs. Rest In Peace, Mike.
Love,
Mary & Ronnie Michelino

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY