Mr. Philip T. Donnelly, 87, of Milford MA died Friday (July 24, 2020) at Genesis-Milford Center after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of June (Whalen) Donnelly.
Philip was born in Milford MA, the son of the late Thomas and the late Katherine (Callahan) Donnelly. He first attended Milford public schools and was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School. He also was a graduate of Newman School in Boston MA and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston MA.
Philip was a Korean Conflict veteran having served in the US Army. He was first employed as a young man as a member of the Milford Fire Department. He later worked for many years as an installer/technician for the NE Telephone Company, which later became Verizon.
Philip was a longtime communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Milford. He was also a member of the Maspenock Rod & Gun Club and a member, along with his wife, of the Vizsla Club. Philip had also served as a Director of the Blackman’s Point Homeowner’s Association in Marshfield MA for twenty-two years.
Philip was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish & hunt. He loved boating and had obtained his captain’s license from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He also obtained his commercial fishermen’s license.
Philip is survived by his beloved wife of forty-seven years, June; also his pet dog, “GiGi”, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.
In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on a DAY & TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 19 Winter Street, Milford MA. Burial of his cremains, with Military Honors, will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford MA. There are no visiting hours. Social distancing protocols & use of face masks will be required for all facets of the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston MA 02114.
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