Joseph Patrick Donlan of Dunstable
Joseph Patrick Donlan passed away today surrounded by the two most important people in his life, his wife and daughter. Joseph was born on March 18th 1944, the son of the late Joseph Henry and Mary Donlan of Lowell Massachusetts. He is predeceased by his daughter Christina Donlan and his sister Maura Dadoly formerly of Mont Vernon, NH. He is survived by his wife Diane A. (Secchiaroli) Donlan and his Daughter and son-in-law Jodi and Thomas Darrin, all of Dunstable. He is also survived by his sister Thomasina Bergeron and brother-in-law Roger of Mont Vernon, NH, his brother James Donlan and sister-in-law Linda of Dracut, MA. Brother-in law Leonidas Dadoly and his wife Gayle of Mont Vernon, NH. Sister-in-law Carol Kanabis and her husband George C. of Old Lyme, CT. Brother-in-law George Secchiaroli and his wife Joanne of Amesbury, MA.
Joseph was a graduate of Lowell High School, Lowell, MA. He was a member of the Army Reserves. After earning his CDL License in Pennsylvania, he started his own successful business; Donlan Masonry. He later partnered with his cousin and friend Daniel O’Connor. If you were lucky enough to work for this business you worked harder than you have ever worked in your life and have some of the best stories of your life!
He loved hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Joseph was an active member and former president of the Tyngsboro Sportsman’s Club in Tyngsboro, MA.
Joseph will be missed by his many cousins, nieces, nephews, family and an army of friends. The expression “he never met a stranger” was written to describe him. Throughout his life Joseph enjoyed people and most of all laughing with people. He was blessed with a remarkable wit, flawless comedic timing and a great smile. We all will remember him as a man of quality, integrity, generosity and humor. We will miss him forever, and if you knew Joe please raise a glass and toast to his remarkable life.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed for either of the following causes important to the Family;
The Tyngsboro Sportsmen’s Club, 90 Westford Road, Tyngsboro, MA. 01879 http://www.tyngsborosportsmen.com please include your favorite memory of Joseph with your donation.
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation http://join.mgwalk.org/KevinDadoly
No visiting hours. Funeral Wednesday at 11am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. A Celebration of Life will follow immediately after his burial.