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Patrick Donnelly
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1934, Ireland
Death: Sep. 26, 2011

Patrick Donnelly, 76, of Rehoboth Beach, Del.,, passed away suddenly on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center. A celebration of Pat's life will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Parsell Funeral Homes Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy., Lewes, Del. 19958, with the Rev. Thomas Starnes officiating. His family will greet friends at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m. A graveside service for Patrick and his deceased partner, David F. O'Donnell, will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Hollywood Memorial Park, 1500 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, N.J. 07083. Patrick was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 1934, son of the late Andrew and Annie (Brady) Donnelly. As a child growing up in Ireland, Pat believed the stories he heard, that "the streets of America were paved in gold" and always longed to come here. Pat did live the "American Dream" and became a U.S. citizen in 1979. He completed his B.S. and M.S. at Jersey City State College in Jersey City, N.J. He worked for JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., becoming a hospital administrator. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Martha Diamond, Isabelle Campbell, Anne McIlduff and Rosaleen Sumislawski; one brother, Andrew Donnelly; and his partner of 41 years, David F. O'Donnell, who passed away on March 11, 2007. Pat is survived by one brother, Joseph Donnelly of Graz, Austria, and many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the world. Memorial contributions are suggested to Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County, P.O. Box 430, Nassau, Del. 19969. Please visit Pat's life memorial and sign his online guest book at parsellfuneralhomes.com. 
 
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  David F. O'Donnell (____ - 2007)
 
Burial:
Hollywood Memorial Park
Union
Union County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Joan Donnelly Ellis
Record added: Dec 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122069059
Patrick Donnelly
Added by: Joan Donnelly Ellis
 
Patrick Donnelly
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- Joan Donnelly Ellis
 Added: Dec. 23, 2013
 
 
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