William J. Donnellan Memorial Fund

We lost a great man, and even better father, on Tuesday, May 23 2017.  This fund is in his honor to help support his loving wife, Victoria Donnellan.

Over 2 years ago, Bill was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma cancer, and was told he had a few weeks to live. It turns out that wouldn't be the only time he was told he had "weeks to live" and would miraculously rebound. Time and time again, Bill beat the odds (at one point being told he had a 0.01% chance to live out the week) and would be sent home from the Hospital, simply because he wasn't ready to leave us - he had to be home for the Holidays, after all. Or his son's wedding. But most of all, he had his loving wife to get back to.

This fund, more than anything else, is for her. She dedicated her life to her 7 children and Bill, and now that he has moved on, we're hoping this fund will help her towards the next chapter.

So if you feel inclined to help or send your condolances, we're asking that in lieu of flowers please consider donating towards this fund. All proceeds will go directly to Victoria Donnellan.


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  • Susan and Joe Pretko 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Dynne Sung 
    • $30 
    • 46 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Pat & Sophia Guilday 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
  • Julie Eschenbrenner 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mike Donnellan 
Bethesda, MD
Victoria Donnellan 
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