Patrick Christopher Timoney Donnelly

July 1, 1983June 26, 2018

Patrick Christopher Timoney Donnelly, born July 1, 1983 in New Haven, Connecticut left this world on June 26, 2018 at his home in East Lansing, Michigan.

Patrick was a loving father, husband, brother, son, and a loyal friend. His charismatic personality, infectious grin, and signature wink was recognized by anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He was quick to put friends and strangers at ease, and could bring laughter to even the most dire situations, bringing solace to everyone who knew and loved him. Pat was a devoted father and husband, he adored his family, and included so many in his inner circle. He could pick up any brass instrument and make it sing. He excelled in sales, he enjoyed golf (with less success), and made everyone in his presence feel understood and accepted. Patrick had a great adventurous spirit and traveled many places in this world. He will be missed by every soul he touched. Surviving Patrick are his wife Monica Donnelly, children Grace Donnelly, Thomas Donnelly, Ruby Donnelly, Calista Cremeans, Joshua Brennan Jr., Carter Shepherd, his mother Dawn-Marie (Paul) Joseph, father Christopher Donnelly, sister Brooke (Don) Donnelly-Grzelak, brothers Benjamin Donnelly and Jackson Donnelly, niece Vivienne Grzelak, and nephew Wyatt Church. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in Williamston. Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 pm with the funeral services following at 1:00 pm. A memorial potluck luncheon will immediately follow at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 835 High Street, Williamston, MI. Gorsline Runciman Williamston Chapel had the honor of assisting the Donnelly family. Online memories can be shared at


  • Jackson Donnelly
  • Ben Donnelly
  • Chad Tefft
  • Robert Pecic
  • Joshua Brennan Jr.
  • James VanDyke
  • Tom Donnelly
  • Carter Shepherd


  • Visitaiton Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Patrick Christopher Timoney Donnelly

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Laurie Brenner

July 8, 2018

I had the pleasure of being Pat's work partner for over a year and a half. We talked often about work, and also discussed life and all the craziness it brings. He would always crack me up when he knew I was having issues with a customer or account. I remember him telling me he hated when people, mostly professional, would call him "Buddy". So of course, from that day forward, I called him Buddy. He would laugh every time I did it, but would tell me it was okay if I called him that because the way I said it didn't make him feel belittled. Pat was definitely a one of a kind guy.

I will miss him beyond measure, as he was one of my favorite all-time coworkers.

Til I see you again Buddy,

Laurie Brenner

Kenny Kitley

July 6, 2018

The Donnelly family is in my prayers. I met Pat through my Aunt Cheryl Bayerl. I send all my love to Jack, Ben, and the rest of the family.

Darryl Kukla

July 3, 2018

I have only known Pat from association at Air Technologies, and I've had many conversations with him about all sorts of things that ranged from investments to the sales process to his MMA and my boys' boxing to our connection with the military. He was certainly a knowledgeable guy and well rounded, personable. I felt his warming personality and true compassion for others during the tenure working with him that I was fortunate enough to have. He was a solid guy that certainly carried a heavy load. He will be missed . . . God Bless your family during these troubled times.

Dick n Kate Davis

July 1, 2018

Dawn and Paul so so sorry to hear of Patrick's passing. Only meant him a few times but do remember how he always make us feel welcome and at ease. Out hearts go out to you and his family. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers.

Latricia Horstman

June 29, 2018

Since I moved to Williamston, I had the honor of calling Pat my friend. All of us got to spend our early days hanging at the house where he and Britney raised their two amazing kids and the memories there are so countless I can’t even begin to recall them all. But those days made us the people we are today and our crew is still lucky enough to be a solid team of laughs and love.

His mom, step dad and dad have welcomed me into their homes as part of their family and I’m so very grateful for all of them. These people are the reason Pat was the amazing guy he was.

I’m gonna miss you Pat, more than you’ll ever know ❤️

Jayme Bisard

June 29, 2018

Pat and I met in one of the most dire circumstances, a car accident. While I knew of his name prior to our accident, I didn't really get to know him much before that. Had it not been for his natural ability to react the way he did I may not have stayed in the car and that day may have turned out drastically different. We were already lucky as it was.
After that I always had a hello and a hug from him whenever we saw each other. I like to think that when we made it through something has hard as we did, that it connected us for life. I honestly don't know if I ever fully thanked him after our accident, but I do know that we shared an unspoken bond. Even after I had my first born he, Brit and their children brought us a meal and visited. He was such a genuine soul.
Pat, you will be greatly missed on this earth by all who you have touched and I am praying for you and your family while they grieve such a tragic loss.

Steve Brewer

June 29, 2018

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. My deepest sympathies to his family and many friends.