DONOHUE, Edward J. “Ed” , 85, of Mechanicsville, VA, formerly of Lake Ariel, PA, and Monroe, NY, died Thursday, January 24, 2019, at home, surrounded by family, after his brave battle with cancer. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1933, to George and Rose Donohue, Ed was a member of Church of the Redeemer in Mechanicsville and formerly of St. Thomas More / St. Mary’s Parish in Lake Ariel and Sacred Heart Parish in Monroe. Ed spent his full life loving, caring, raising, and providing for his family. He watched it grow from six kids to include in-laws and ten grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Ed was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, graduated from St. John's University, and worked for many years as a banker in Manhattan. He loved golf, wood-working, NY Rangers, NY Giants, NY Yankees, and any excuse to celebrate with family and friends. Ed’s wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Catherine, passed ten years ago and we are comforted to know they are together again. Ed’s only daughter, Catherine Hallam, also preceded him in death. Ed is survived by Catherine’s husband Lance and their children, Ariel and Marshall; and by five sons: Edward of NJ; Michael and his wife Angelica of NC, and their children, Michael, Angelina, and Joseph; Stephen and his wife Kathryn of VA, and their sons, Kyle and Joshua; Kenneth and his wife Jacqueline of NJ, and their son, Lorenzo; Richard and his wife Roseann of NJ, and their children, Connor and Jessica. Ed is also survived by his sister Elizabeth whose husband Robert recently passed. His brother and sister-in-law, George and Joan, also preceded Ed in death. A small service will be held at Monaghan Funeral Home with immediate family on Thursday with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Ariel in the spring.
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