HARPSWELL — John “Jack” E. Donahue, 89, of East Cundy’s Point, died April 28 at Mid Coast Health Center in Brunswick.
He was born May 18, 1925, in Arlington, Massachusetts, the son of David J. Donahue and Charlotte Swain Donahue. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1943.
During World War II, Donahue served in Europe as a member of the U.S. Army 78th Infantry Division. For his service, he was awarded two Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Clusters, as well as a Bronze Star and the Infantry Combat Badge.
Donahue went on to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1948. For the next 40 years, he worked in sales and management for Hercules Inc., in Wilmington, Delaware.
He was a member of the Brunswick Golf Club, the Paper Industry Management Association, the 78th Infantry Association and All Saints Parish.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Tremblay Donahue; sisters, Pauline Lamplough and Anne Donahue; brother, William Donahue; and grandson, Stephen Donahue Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Boutin Donahue; sons, John E. Donahue Jr. and wife, Joan, Stephen Donahue and wife, Bernadette, and Christopher Donahue and wife, Cathryn; daughters, Denise Cosenzo and husband, Benedict, Charlotte Elko and husband, Dennis, and Kathryn Lussier and husband, Michael; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Donahue; brothers, David J., Charles and wife, Elizabeth, Peter and wife, Cynthia, George and wife, Lois, and Richard; sister-in-law, Mary; 28 nieces and nephews; stepsons, David Boutin and wife, Mary, Donald Boutin and wife, Barbara, and Daniel Boutin and wife, Rose; stepdaughters, Diane Fish and husband, John, Denise Boutin, and Deborah Hartford and husband, Ernie; and 12 step-grandchildren.
The family sends thanks to all those who have been helpful, including Neighbors Inc., Mid Coast Health, CHANS and Spectrum Generations.
A funeral Mass was celebrated May 1 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Brunswick. Interment followed on May 2 at Greenlawn Cemetery, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Dominican Nuns, Monastery of the Mother of God, 1430 Riverdale St., West Springfield, MA 02089-4698.