STAMFORD, Conn. - Jeffrey William Donahue of Stamford died Sept. 21. He was 63.
Donahue was born July 28, 1950, in the Shippan neighborhood of Stamford, to Alphonsus and Virginia Donahue. He was a graduate of The King School, attended John Carroll University, and graduated from Emerson University in 1974. In 1976, he and his brother Timothy moved to Florida to open the first of a chain of Ben Franklin stores. He worked primarily in the field of telecommunications at companies Dial Page, Adelphia, Telcove, Atlantic Partners and UCT Coatings.
Donahue is survived by his wife, Eileen Tully Donahue; daughters, Kerry Donahue Shepski, Kelly Donahue; son-in-law, Scott Shepski; and siblings, Denny, Jack, Gingi Donohue, Donny, Timothy, Patrick, Christopher, David, Anne Geary and Mary Grella. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Alphonsus III.
Calling hours are Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home in Stamford. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation (melanoma.org).