Christine J. Donovan

  • Born: April 16, 1968
  • Died: January 12, 2020
  • Location: Brockton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Christine by adding your memories and photos.

Christine J. Donovan, 51, a lifelong resident of Brockton, died peacefully at home on Sunday, January 12, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Joanne P. (McDermott) Donovan of Brockton and the late Paul F. Donovan. She was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1986 and Stonehill College, Class of 1990. Christine was an analyst with New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN) in Franklin for over 20 years. She was a longtime volunteer at Hancock Elementary School in Brockton. An avid Boston sports fan, she also enjoyed traveling. She was known for her homemade chocolate chip cookies and her shoe collection was second to none.

In addition to her mother, Christine is survived by her siblings, Maryann D. Clifford and her husband Richard of Marshfield, Jeanmarie Foley and her husband Robert and Karen M. Donovan-Chismer and her husband Robert all of Brockton and Paul F. "Chip" Donovan and his wife Laura of West Bridgewater. She was the aunt of Abby and Olivia Clifford, Keri, Meghan and Ryan Foley, Alyson and Riley Donovan and Tyler, Emily and Bridget Chismer and the great-aunt of Kaedyn Foley.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Chapel at Stonehill College, 320 Washington St., Easton on Saturday, January 18 at 10 AM. Visiting Hours will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Friday from 3-7 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, Christine's family requests donations go to the students at Hancock Elementary School, Attn: PTA, 125 Pearl St., Brockton, MA 02301.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Chris as a Field Representative during 14 years at Nespin. In addition, I knew her during some of my previous career with the VT State Police. So as a professional contact and later as a friend, she was absolutely a class act. I will always admire her great personality and I know Nespin will never be the same without her. We will always remember you Chris.

Posted by Forrest LeMoine - Charlotte, VT - Coworker   January 17, 2020

From my family to the Donovan family please accept our condolences and prayers in this difficult time. Christine's quick smile, positive attitude and quick wit endeared her to those who knew her. She was a true friend. Christine was also a outstanding asset to the law enforcement community with her work in providing investigative material that contributed to solving many cases. May you rest in peace and may you memory be eternal.

Posted by John Nulty - Whitinsville, MA - Friend   January 17, 2020

As a retired Police Chief from Middletown RI and a former Chairman of the NESPIN Executive Board I had the great pleasure to get to know Christine. She was a dedicated and compassionate professional who was dedicated to improving law enforcement. More importantly Christine was a wonderful person. My deepest condolences to her family. Gods Speed.

Posted by Anthony Pesare - Middletown, RI - Friend   January 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and Love is with you and your family. You are one of God's chosen Angels and your light will share forever.

Posted by Celeste Cignarella - Brockton, MA - Friend   January 16, 2020


Please accept my condolences at the loss of your Chrissy.
I will forever miss my RISS "sister." For close to 20 years, through countless trials, tribulations, cases, and trainings, Chris was always the model of professionalism. But she didn't fool me for long---it was just a matter of time before I experienced her wicked sense of humor, and her sense of the absurd. Loved it !!
Hey Chris: rest well, my friend, and enjoy all those heavenly beaches !!
Barb Wagner, MAGLOCLEN

Posted by Barb Wagner - Wrightstown, PA - Friend   January 16, 2020

As a Detective in Canton, CT I always knew I could count on Christines skills and helpfulness when I was conducting an investigation. My condolences to her family and peers, she was dedicated to law enforcement and she will be missed.
Det. Kevin Wilkinson (Retired), Canton Connecticut Police Department

Posted by Kevin Wilkinson - CT - Coworker   January 16, 2020

My Deepest Condolences to the Family of Christine Donovan. Christine would assist me with inquiries for my job as a Parole Officer in Connecticut, James Long Connecticut Department of Correction, Parole & Community Services Division.

Posted by James Long - Waterbury, CT - acquaintance   January 15, 2020

Sleep in heavenly peace dear cousin. Heaven has gained a very bright star! With love, Patty ❤

Posted by Patty Lescarbeau - Naples, FL - Family   January 15, 2020

Chrissy will be were special.

Posted by Glenn Browning - Victor, ID - Friend   January 14, 2020


Dearest Chrystal, thank you for your kindedness, Friendship and laughter! We had so many fun times it's hard to put down one memory. You will be forever my heart and I am missing you already! To all the Donovan family you are in my prayers at this difficult time! With much love, Julie

Posted by Julie Burke - South Weymouth, MA - friend   January 14, 2020


Deepest sympathy. Christine was the best and I always enjoyed having her work a case when I called.

Posted by John McLaughlin - Plainville, MA - acquaintance   January 14, 2020

Chris, you brought a lot of joy and humor to the office and your presence will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Mark Sanders - Raynham, MA - coworker   January 14, 2020

Christine...As you are cradled in the palms of angels, may you rest in peace. A dedicated professional who was always there to help with a beautiful smile. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Donovan family. Peace and love to a wonderful person.

Sgt. Christopher L. Cost
Rochester, NH Police Department

Posted by Christopher Cost - Laconia, NH - Acquaintance   January 14, 2020

Please accept our condolences.

Posted by Lenox Police Department - Lenox, MA - acquaintance   January 14, 2020

Christine was awesome! I knew her through Police work. She was always great help and fun to talk to her. She will be greatly missed. Rest well, you have earned it. Love and Respect.

Posted by Roger Baker - Friend   January 14, 2020

Sincere condolences. Maura McDermott and Ron Wood

Posted by Maura McDermott - Checotah, OK - Family   January 13, 2020

Chris, my South Shore Sister. I am heart broken to hear of your passing. You truly were one of the great ones. You will surely be missed. The world has lost a true warrior and Law Enforcement a great friend. Rest in Peace. Your South Shore Brother - John Thomas

Posted by John Thomas - Concord, NH - Friend   January 13, 2020

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