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Paul Edward Donovan Obituary


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“my deepest sympathy to the Donovan family.Paul was always well liked. May God bless you all ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: gary norman - chicago, IL

“Our Deepest Sympathies, Kent, Dawn, Jordyn and Kalyn ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kent Keiser - Springfield, IL

“I am sorry to hear of your loss. I have very fond memories of all of you from my childhood when Paul and Zeb worked for my dad "Ronnie". Paul was...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Merry Suttill-Park - New Berlin, IL

“JoAnn, Chris, Connie, Kathy, Tracey and Joseph- I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Paul. My prayers are with you and your family. Kathy ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kathy Roberts - Columbus, OH

“Joanne, I want to give condolences to you and your family. Paul was a good man as you know, he taught Randy alot about siding and construction. I am...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Pam Tomizoli - spfld, IL


Paul Edward Donovan, 66, of Springfield, died on July 2, 2009. Paul was born June 8, 1943 in Springfield, the son of Edward and Kathyrn (Downey) Donovan. They preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ursela DeAnn Jones and brother, Patrick D. "Zeb" Donovan. Paul was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a lifelong resident of Springfield and was of the Catholic faith. Paul was an avid fan of NASCAR and the Chicago Cubs. He was a true family man who spoiled his dogs and loved his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, JoAnn (Simonavich) of Springfield; his children, Chris (husband, Rick) Austin of Springfield, Connie (husband, Mike) Vaughn of Rochester, Kathy (husband, Richard) Pasley, Tracey Donovan, and Joseph (fiancé, Michelle) Donovan, all of Springfield; grandchildren, Rik, Nick, Katy Austin, Mikel, Shelly, Brittany Vaughn, Brooke, Blake Pasley, Corey, Celsey, and Kaylee Donovan; great-grandchildren, Haylee, Alexa, Amarion, and Cameron; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and beloved dogs, TJ and JJ. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield. Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center. A memorial ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Chiola officiant.

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