Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Donohues in:
 • Cambridge Cemetery
 • Cambridge
 • Middlesex County
 • Massachusetts
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Rev Fr John Rowan Donohue
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Mar. 26, 1921
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2004
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

The Reverend John (Rowan) Donohue, O.Carm., died here at Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at the Santa Maria Nursing Facility.

Father John Donohue was born on March 26, 1921, in Cambridge, the son of the late John and Sara (Campbell) Donohue. The family included two brothers, James and the late Thomas, and a sister, Mary. After completing school in Cambridge, he joined the Carmelite Order in 1943 at Mount Carmel College in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to begin studies for the priesthood. Following his studies at Mount Carmel College he did graduate work in English Literature and German at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and in Education at DePaul University and the University of Chicago.
He professed his first vows at the Carmelite Novitiate in New Baltimore, Pennsylvania, in 1945, and his Solemn (final) Vows at Whitefriars Hall in Washington, DC, in 1948, where he studied theology. He was ordained to the priesthood at the Church of Saint Simon Stock in the Bronx, New York, on June 5, 1948.
Father Donohue taught at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago and also at Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, Illinois. In 1957 he joined the United States Air Force as a chaplain and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before his retirement in 1977.
In addition to teaching and chaplain service, Father Donohue served in parishes in Chicago, North Hollywood, California, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Robstown, Texas. He also served as the construction overseer to the renovation and additions to Whitefriars Hall in 1988-1990.
He retired Malden, Massachusetts, and in his last years to the Santa Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge. 
Note: Member of the Carmelite Order
Cambridge Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Roanho
Record added: Feb 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65164100
Rev Fr John Rowan Donohue
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jan Franco
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

May the Saint of Carmel bring you to Heaven!
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service