Gertrude F. Donovan

September 13th, 2012

Gertrude Frances Donovan, 87, of Wilmington, MA, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster, MD.  Born August 1, 1925 in Wilmington, MA she was the daughter of the late Susan Fogwill Donovan and Joseph Irving Donovan, Sr.

She graduated from Wilmington High School in 1944.  Before retiring she worked at Employers Fire Insurance Co. which became Commercial Union Insurance Co. now known as Beacon One in Boston for over 40 years.  She was a member of the Congregational Church of Wilmington, Iris Society, volunteer at A.I.M., avid painter, gardener, and enjoyed birds, cats, and dogs.

She was predeceased by her brothers Joseph I. Donovan, Jr. and Martin Donovan.  She is survived by her nephews Joseph I.. Donovan III and his wife Linda of Boonsboro, Steve Donovan and his wife Debbie of Rexford, NY, Mark Donovan, niece Elaine Conover and her husband George of Westminster, MD, also survived by great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, with Rev. Russell Kent officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until time of service.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 17th in Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to A.I.M., c/o Frank Sferrazza, 31 Fairmeadow Road, Wilmington, MA 01887.


2 Entries in Guest Book for “Gertrude F. Donovan”

  1. Kathy and Mary Boylen says:

    We were sorry to hear about the passing of Gert. If we had known we certainly would have attended the services. She loved all her cats and it was a pleasure to take care of them all when she lived in Wilmington. When she took the homeless kitten from near the AIM building she promptly named it Aimee, and gave her a great home. I think she actually took Aimee to Maryland with her. She was a real pet lover.
    We are sorry for your loss.
    The Boylen’s

  2. Elaine McCarthy says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your Aunt Gertrude. I always admired her spirit and straightforward manner.

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