Patrick Donohue
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Obituary of Patrick Donohue

Patrick T. Donohue, 77, of Brookfield, beloved husband of Connie (Cusack) Donohue, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Born in New York, NY on April 18, 1941, son of the late Thomas and Johanna (Arthur) Donohue, he graduated Manhattan College with a BS in Engineering, and received his MBA from UConn.  He was an active parishioner of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church.

Pat was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving stateside as a Captain with the United States Air Force.

He owned and operated Donohue Risk Control Services and was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers.    

A longtime member of the Brookfield community, he enjoyed serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Republican Town Committee.  He also served as a past president on both boards of the Candlewood Lake Club and volunteered with the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Danbury.  He was a founding member of the CT chapter of MATHCOUNTS, and developed a computer program for scoring student's progress at that time.

Pat was an avid reader with a thirst for knowledge which he loved to share and teach others.  He also loved boating on Candlewood Lake and playing golf.

Pat was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who always put his family first.

In addition to his cherished wife of 53 years, Connie, he will be sadly missed by his three children, Mike and his wife, Ruth, Kevin, and Kerry Johnston and her husband, Pat; his five grandchildren, Catie, Claire, Kai Donohue, Aidan and Madeline Johnston; his brother, Dan Donohue and his wife, Maureen. 

He was predeceased by his sister, Joan, his nephew, Jordan, and his brother, Thomas.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 11th at 11:00am at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church in Brookfield.  Burial will follow in Central Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Sunday, June 10th between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

Memorial Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation (, or to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House (


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