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Saturday, August 24, 2013

PAA/DL Capt. William J. Donnelly Jr.

Navy veteran, PAA/DL  William J. Donnelly Jr. 
July 2, 1936 - August 23, 2013  

Notification with the passing of PAA/DL retired pilot Captain William J. Donnelly Jr., USNR (ret.) age 77.  I believe Captain Donnelly hired on with Pan Am 03-28-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines at the mandatory age 60 in 1996.  With Delta, he was shown as based QNY/030 at the time of his retirement.  Captain Donnelly was widowed in January 2012 with the death of his wife Alcenior Dehoney Donnelly.   

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit Adzima Funeral Home’s website at http://www.adzimafuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10346  Captain Donnelly had most recently resided at
4814 Solitary Drive , Rockledge  FL 32955-6553 and Trumbull CT.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated August 27th in Connecticut.  Inurnment with full military honors will be at a later date, Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell FL.

William J. Donnelly
July 2, 1936 - August 23, 2013 

U.S. Veteran Captain William J. Donnelly Jr., USNR (Ret.) age 77, of Viera, Florida, formerly of Trumbull, CT, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2013 surrounded by his family. William was predeceased by his beloved wife Alcenior M. (Dehoney) Donnelly and is survived by his four sons: Duane and wife Deline of Orange, CT; David and wife Paty of Miami, FL; Daryl of West Haven, CT; and Danial and wife Carol of Trumbull, CT; his sisters Joan and Jane, seven grandchildren: James and fiance Jordan, Jessica, Dustyn, Ashley, Kathleen, Meghan and Danial, two great-grandsons Cole and Julien, his brother-in-law Ward Dehoney and wife Kathryn of Kansas City, MO and sister-in-law Mayme Hurley of Wheeling, IL as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, William was also predeceased by his father, William Sr. and his mother, Jane Jubela as well as his loving paternal grandmother, Catherine Donnelly and his beloved aunt Mary Golden Donnelly who were instrumental in his upbringing in Kansas City, MO. Also predeceasing William were his brothers David and Patrick and his sisters-in-law Jo-Ann Sheehan and Mary Dehoney and daughter-in-law Julie. Bill was raised in Kansas City, MO and was a proud graduate of both Rockhurst High School and Rockhurst University. His distinguished career as both a U.S. Naval Aviator and a commercial pilot for Pan American World Airways and Delta Air Lines afforded Bill, Alcenior and their sons the opportunity to live in various places and experience an exciting life of travel worldwide. As a young man, Bill was active in many sports and was particularly successful as a fast-pitch softball player. Bill took great delight in customizing his many homes for 54 years, always to the specifications of his loving wife Alcenior . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 27th at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church 220 Shelton Road Trumbull, CT. Inurnment with full military honors will be at a later date, in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Friends may greet his family on Monday August 26, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradsie Green Place Stratford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org  For more information or to make an online condolence visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com    - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=William-Donnelly&pid=166586216#fbLoggedOut 

Alcenior M. Donnelly
August 31, 1935 - January 28, 2012 

Mrs. Alcenior M. (Dehoney) Donnelly, 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2012 after a brief struggle with lung cancer. For 54 years “Snookie” was the devoted wife of Captain William J. Donnelly, USNR, Retired. Alcenior is survived by her four sons: Duane and wife Deline of Orange, CT; David and Paty of Miami, FL; Daryl of West Haven, CT and Danial and wife Carol of Trumbull, CT, as well as siblings Mary Dehoney of Kansas City, MO; Ward Dehoney and wife Kathryn of Kansas City, MO and Mayme Hurley of Wheeling, IL. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren James, Jessica, Dustyn, Ashley, Kathleen, Meghan, and Danial, her two great-grandsons, Cole and Julien, and a number of nieces and nephews. Alcenior was predeceased by her sister Jo-Ann Sheehan and her daughter-in-law Julie.  

Alcenior was a long-time parishioner of St. John the Evangelist of Viera, FL, where a funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Entombment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. To honor the support Alcenior provided to her husband William, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera, FL, or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.com 

Alcenior was originally from Kansas City, MO. She loved living in sunny Florida as a proud homemaker, excellent cook and avid bridge player. Her loving heart will be missed by her family and friends.  

Interment:  Florida National Cemetery

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