Denis Donoghue

  • Born: September 28, 1928
  • Died: October 17, 2019
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

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Denis Donoghue, 91, died Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Residence at Five Corners in Easton, after a short period of failing health. He was the husband of 65 years of Eileen (Harrington) Donoghue. Born in Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland, he was raised and educated in Kanturk. He came to the United States in 1950. Upon his arrival in the States, he enlisted in the United States Army and served Honorably during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953. He was a resident of Stoughton for many years, previously spending over 40 years in Hyde Park. Denis worked as a Locomotive Engineer for the Boston & Maine Railroad and later Amtrak for over 45 years. He retired in 1993. He was a member of the Locomotive Fireman's Union of Boston and the Knights of Columbus in Hyde Park and Stoughton. He was a gifted handyman who, in his free time, enjoyed reading and doing the crossword puzzle in his daily newspaper, smoking cigars and spending time with his loving family.

In addition to his wife, Denis is survived by his children; Denise Deziel and Ellen Magoon both of Easton, Michael Donoghue of Stoughton, Patricia Donoghue of Randolph, Maureen Berardi and her husband William of Milton, Catherine Whitehouse and her husband Brian of Medway, Dennis Donoghue and his partner David Jordan of Dorchester and Jean Desmond and her husband Gary of Canton. He was the father of the late David Donoghue and Karen J. Donoghue. He was the brother of Thomas O'Donoghue of Chelmsford, John O'Donoghue of Halifax, Mary O'Donoghue and David O'Donoghue both of Ireland and the late Edward O'Donoghue, Eileen O'Donoghue Joan Donovan and Timothy O'Donoghue. He was the beloved Papa of 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton St., Stoughton on Tuesday at 10 AM. Visiting Hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Monday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Donations in Denis' memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 182 N. Main St. Fall River, MA 02720.


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Dear Eileen and family, so sorry to hear of Denis's passing. Thinking of ye all here in Bantry. RIP

Posted by Rachel Moloney - Bantry   October 24, 2019

Denise and family...Artie and I send our condolences...your Dad and Papa Dinosaur is in heaven..remember the good times..Anne Ponticelli

Posted by Anne Ponticelli - Brockton, MA - Friend   October 21, 2019

Dennis so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved father, may his soul rest in peace and may you realize their is eternal rest and love.. Brother-in-law Michael and Jon.

Posted by Michael Jordan - Tiverton, RI - Friend   October 20, 2019

Jean, thinking of you. Just read about about your dads life. He sounded like a great guy . May he rest in peace . Karen Hegarty, Rowland . Castlebar, Ireland

Posted by Karen Hegarty Rowland - Castlebar , Ireland - Friend   October 20, 2019

You got your angel wings dad, we all know you went straight to heaven, you were a devout Catholic and the most honest man I knew. Love Ellen

Posted by magoon - Easton, MA - Daughter   October 20, 2019

God Bless the Donoghue Family and Rest In Peace Denis.

Posted by Michael Frates - Venice, FL - Coworker   October 20, 2019

Rest In Peace Uncle Denis. Thinking of all our family at this sad time. Lots of love Thomas,Kitty Harrington and family Cork,Ireland

Posted by Thomas Harrington - Cork Ireland - Family   October 20, 2019

Rest in Peace Uncle Denis. I have such happy memories of the few times we met. God Bless. Alan D'Albert, West Wickham, Kent, England

Posted by Alan D'Albert - England - Family   October 20, 2019

Rest in peace Denis it was a always a pleasure to meet you on our many trips to Boston your were such a kind and lovely man ❤❤❤ Ann and Ger Desmond Cork Ireland

Posted by Ann Desmond - Cork City Ireland   October 19, 2019


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