Richard J. Donohue, 84, a long-time resident of Roxbury, died on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Cheshire Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
Richard was born in Keene, the son of the late Mabel (Pregent) and James Donohue on August 13, 1935. He was a member of the United States Army, leaving with an honorable discharge in 1962.
On September 5, 1953, he married Doris M. St. Pierre at St. Bernard’s Church in Keene. They have been married for sixty-six years.
Richard worked as a fork lift operator for Super Value Foods for twenty-three years before retiring in 1996.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trap shooting. He also was a member of the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department where he served as the former Fire Chief.
Mr. Donohue is survived by his wife, Doris M. (St. Pierre) Donohue of Roxbury. His children; Michael J. Donohue and his wife, Laurie of Marlborough, Ronald P. Donohue of Manchester and Timothy A. Donohue and his wife, Imelda of Sullivan. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is pre-deceased by his brother, Robert H. Donohue, who passed in 2013. In addition; he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In keeping with Richard’s wishes, there will be no calling hours, however, there will be a Celebration of Life at the Roxbury Town Hall on March 14, 2020 from 1-3 pm. Burial will be in the family lot in Roxbury at a later date. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH, 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com