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Robert F. Donohue Jr.

December 17, 2023

Robert Donohue Jr. Obituary

Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Wednesday December 20 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Parish Thursday morning at 10:30. Burial to follow at Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s memory to

Robert F. "Bob" Donohue passed away peacefully on December 17, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family and friends after a two year battle with cancer. Born on November 15, 1961, to Mary and the late Robert F. Donohue Sr., Bob was a great source of fun in the lives of all who knew him. His kind spirit left an indelible mark on the world, and he will be profoundly missed.

Bob was a devoted father to his beloved children, Robert F. Donohue III, Sara Donohue, and Jack Donohue, whom he cherished above all else. His role as a father extended beyond his own children as he was a steadfast presence at their sporting events, often seen keeping detailed stats with a proud smile. Sharon, the mother of their children and Bob's best friend, remained an integral part of his life, and their bond was a testament to their shared love for their family.

Bob was a loving brother to Patrice Donohue of Seattle and her partner Candace Braley, as well as Cindy Lynes and her husband Ed of Needham. His nieces and nephews, Ed T. Lynes and his wife Kira, Kim Lynes and her fiancé Warren Ballam, and Chris Lynes and his fiancé Jackie Agranat, held a special place in his heart, as did his grandniece, Penny Lynes. The family gatherings were always filled with Bob's laughter, sage advice, and great wine. These moments will be cherished memories for his family. His quest to win at all card games will be remembered fondly.

A proud alumnus of Westfield State University, Bob's passion for knowledge was a lifelong pursuit. His love for music, history, and art was profound, and he took great joy in sharing this with his children, often visiting the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts with them.

Bob's zest for life was evident in everything he did, from spending time at Popponesset Beach to playing softball with the close-knit group of friends he had made in Milton. Christmas was a special time for Bob, as it brought together his two greatest loves: family and friends.

Described by those who knew him as thoughtful, courageous, and funny, Bob faced life's challenges with a rare combination of grace and humor. His ability to see the best in situations was a gift that he generously shared, making every encounter with him a positive one.

As we say goodbye to Bob, we also celebrate the extraordinary life he led and the countless ways he enriched our lives. Please join us in celebrating Bob's life and the joy he brought into ours. His absence leaves a void that can never be filled, but his presence in our hearts is a source of comfort and strength.


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