Friend's of The Donovan Family

The Friends of the Donovan Family are looking for your help to raise funds for a family who truly needs the support.

The Donovan Family has suffered immeasurable losses in the past two and a half years. Joe Donovan’s untimely death after suffering a heart attack while driving to his son’s basketball game in September of 2013 left an irreparable dent in the family. Hardly a year after losing her husband, Marybeth Donovan suffered a fall in October of 2014 that left her a quadriplegic. This February marks one year since Marybeth has come home after spending five months in the hospital and rehab. Marybeth was a Registered Nurse, dedicating more than 32 years of her life to helping others at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Now Marybeth is 56 years old and requires 24-hour care. She and her three boys Joseph (25), Brendan (21, junior at UNH), and Patrick (19, freshman at Framingham State) are facing an inconceivably long road ahead.  


Walpole and the surrounding communities have been wonderful to her family, bringing meals, helping settle her into her handicapped-accessible home, and providing countless gifts, prayers and support. We are simply asking that you join us in alleviating a small portion of the ongoing financial burden that has been cast upon this family by indescribable tragedy. Help us bring a little bit of good fortune to a family that has truly lost so much.

Your support is immensely appreciated.

Donations (0)

  • Marion Mullen 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Susanne Hamilton 
    • $75 
    • 39 mos
  • Kristen McDonnell 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • James McDonnell 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Rebecca Kim 
    • $20 
    • 40 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Nancy Shannon Holland 
Winchester, MA
Marybeth Donovan 
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