Robert H. Donahue – North Providence

Robert H. Donahue – North Providence

Robert H. Donahue, 86, of North Providence, passed away on Saturday, May 30, in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence.

A devoted brother, uncle, neighbor and friend, Bob will be missed by many and remembered fondly by all that were fortunate to know him.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Laurence J. and Alice (McGinn) Donahue. He was a lifelong resident of North Providence, graduating from North Providence High School and Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in West Germany during the cold war.

Robert had been a postal worker with the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, working at branches in Cranston and Esmond before moving to the main post office in Providence. He enjoyed bowling and skiing with his coworkers.

A big sports fan, Bob liked going to Florida for Red Sox Spring training games and the annual family pilgrimages to South Bend, for Notre Dame football games. Over the years, he could always be seen on the sidelines of his six nephews' sporting events cheering them on and he kept this tradition going for his great-nieces and nephews as well. For over 25 years, Uncle Bob helped to care for one of his nephews who resides in a longterm care facility in Holden, Mass. During this time, he developed great relationships with the patients and medical staff through his kindness, generosity and humor. He raised the spirits of everyone there, especially those residents dealing with serious health challenges.

He leaves his two brothers, Laurence Donahue & Mary Carpenter of The Villages, Fla., and Gerald Donahue & his wife, Theresa, of Sutton, Mass. He also leaves six nephews, Larry Donahue & his wife, Jenny, of Coventry, R.I., Shawn Donahue of Lincoln, R.I., Richard Donahue & his wife, Lisa Maizite, of Worcester, Mass., Kevin Donahue & his wife, Kerry, of Brookline, Mass., Timothy Donahue of Holden, Mass., and Brendan Donahue & his wife, Colleen, of Holden, Mass. He also leaves a sister-in-law Annette Donahue along with six grand-nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be private. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston, R.I. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Church of Saint Augustine, 20 Old Road, Providence, R.I. 02908.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will take place at a future time. For messages of condolence please visit .