Jim was born on March 20, 1935 in Willimantic, CT to the late James and Alice (Maloney) Donovan, Sr. He graduated from Providence College in 1956. Jim loved the Friars, the New York Yankees, and most of all his family.
A period of visitation will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Cartmell Life Celebration Funeral Home, 150 Court Street, Plymouth. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10:30 am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 86 Court Street, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326 Plymouth, MA 02360 or Angel Flights NE, Lawrence Municipal Airport, 492 Sutton Street, North Andover, MA 01845, www.angelflightne.org or Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. For more information or to sign the online guestbook please visit www.cartmelldavis.com.