John H. Donegan
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John H. Donegan
He was born Nov. 24, 1933, in Sunbury, a son of the late Joseph D. and Teresa (Henke) Donegan. He was married to the former Elizabeth Mahoney who preceded him in death in 2001.
John graduated from Sunbury High School and served his country in the Army for 1½ years in Germany.
He was employed at the Danville State Hospital and the Laurelton Center from where he retired in 1996.
He was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church, Sunbury while he lived there and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Danville.
John was a Notre Dame fanatic, he loved gardening, especially tomatoes and loved animals. He was a caring man, selflessly taking care of his brother and his wife during their illnesses. Above all, he adored his grandchildren and was always ready for another hide and seek game with them.
He is survived by his stepson, Anthony Mahoney and his wife, Judy; two stepdaughters, Anne Henrie and her husband Les and Kellie Deibert, all of Danville; eight stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren with one more due in May; and numerous cousins.
John was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Donegan in 2013.
Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 68 Center St., Danville, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11, with the Rev. James E. Lease as celebrant.
Burial will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Montour County Veteran's Association.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or The Danville SPCA, 1467 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville.
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