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William J. Donovan
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“Mr Donovan was a Class Act. I knew him 1975 to 1977 at Kennedy Jr High and whenever I bumped into him he remembered me by name and ask how my Sister...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Jeffrey Roche - Pompano Beach, FL

“I had an opportunity to work with Mr. Donovan when the bank I was working at was remodeling which included replacing office furniture. We donated a...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Ralph Nichols - Natick, MA

“A good mban. So sorry . Condolences to his family. All three of my boys knew him as students at Kennedy. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Thank you Principal Donovan, for having an kind heart and a joyous soul that shared so much love in an inclusive way towards others. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“When Mr. Donovan was the principal of Kennedy Middle School, I was the school-year secretary in his office. He was such a nice person, a devoted...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Carole Fletcher - Myrtle Beach, SC

“To Mr. Donavan's Loved Ones,I was educated in the Natick Public Schools and had the honor and privilege of having Mr. Donovan as Principal during my...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Antonio Teso - Boston, MA

“Bill was a teacher and administrator with great mind, heart, and sense of humor which he shared with all the learners who knew him. Never afraid to...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“A wonderful educator and human being. I remember him from Wilson and Kennedy, and got to see him again briefly when I first started teaching myself...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“I WENT TO KENNEDY IN THE DAY.HE WAS A VERY NICE MAN.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Carla Intinarelli - WORCESTER, MA

“Mr Donovan was my teacher at Wilson Junior High School many years ago. I will be ever thankful for his inspiration and support. He carried a special...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Deborah Brent Ward - Oxford, UK

“My humble condolences to a fine man and his family. Peace be upon your soul. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Rev. Dr. John M Stygles - Memphis, TN

“I had Mr.Donovan as a teacher at Wilson Jr High MANY years ago. One of my favorite all time teachers. Years later my children were lucky enough to...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Donovan was a wonderful Principal and remember him as such a kind man who was always smiling. May he rest in peace.J. Brainerd Christensen ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“I met Bill when I started working at Kennedy and even though he was long since retired he never hesitated to help me out with my classroom. He was...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“I worked for Bill and he was a fantastic human being. He lived a rich and productive life and touched so many peoples hearts.R.I.P. BillA.M. Insalaco ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: A friend


William passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

William was a resident of Natick, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

Mr. Donovan graduated from Fitchburg State in 1958 and received his Master's Degree in Education from Framingham State College.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, February 12 at 9:00 A.M. from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Linus Church at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Sunday, February 11 from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. Interment St Patrick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street Natick, MA USA 01760 508-653-4342.

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